Project Resources - Social Movement Learning

Learning is central to how social movements remain vibrant and connected to the issues they engage with. Social movement learning is a dynamic lens for looking at this learning, as it happens within and between movements, but also in the ways in which movements connect with the broader public or those in positions of power to bring new perspectives to their attention. Social movement learning is also the central lens through which the work of the CRC is theorized. How can learning from one effort, or movement for change in one context, learn from other efforts/movements in other contexts? It is the exploration of this question that has led to our focus on Trans-local learning.

Seeing the synergy in the signals: reflections on weaving projects into social movement mobilizing through community radio

This chapter shares the authors’ thoughts on how social movement activism, and learning within this activism, can be supported and deepened through multi-pronged projects that synergistically support movement efforts while maintaining a pluralistic approach that avoids activism being contained by project-based constraints.
Learning to sleep without perching: reflections of activist-educators on learning in Ghanaian social movements

This article conveys results from a participatory action research (PAR) engagement with activist/educators working in Ghanaian social movements, articulating two typologies on their processes of organization, communication and learning rather than merely the issues, resources or populations that occupy their focus and, expanding on Griff Foley’s (1999) notion of learning in struggle, the PAR group provides three lenses from which to view learning in social movements in Ghana, presenting a much needed African inflection to ongoing discussions of learning in social movements.
Re-imagining capacity and collective change: experiences from Senegal and Ghana

Using two case studies which examine learning among community collectives in Ghana and Senegal, this article argues that collective learning and empowerment is a prerequisite to effecting broader social change.
Strategies of Social Movements in Ghana: Questioning the Dividends of Democracy and/or Being Embedded in New Topographies of Power?

Using Ferguson’s notion of topographies of power, this article explores the dominance of neo-liberal forms of transnational governmentality in Ghana, and an emerging form of struggle that combines Ghanaian social movements with transnational solidarity
E yeo ngo" (Does s/he eat salt?): Learning in Movement from a 5 year PAR study of the Ada Songor Advocacy Forum, A Social Movement in Ghana
Moving with the Movement: Collaboratively Building a Participatory Action Research Study on Social Movement Learning in Ada, Ghana. Action Research, 2015, 13(3), 281-297
Democracy re-examined: Ghanaian social movement learning and the re-articulation of learning in struggle
Stop Alton Town Hall Tour Videos
In 2016-17, the movement bringing together Mi'kmaq water protectors and settler activists to Stop Alton Gas! decided on organizing a town hall tour across Nova Scotia. There were 5 stops. the CRC in Sustainability and Social Change Leadership helped fund the tour, and provided livestreaming for each stop. Here are links to each event.
Livestreaming Support provided to: Lunenburg offshore event
Livestreaming Support provided to: Halifax offshore event