ONLINE | The Deep and Broad Social Dimensions of the Protests in Belarus


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ONLINE | The Deep and Broad Social Dimensions of the Protests in Belarus

By Jack Wells

November 10, 2020 - 11:00 am

November 10, 2020

Photo credit: Maksimas Milta


The nation-wide peaceful protest taking place in Belarus includes a broad spectrum of citizens: workers, pensioners, students, football fans, nouveau-riche entrepreneurs, teachers, artists, professional sportsmen, people with special needs, and of course, women. There is a high level of mobilization of the Belarusian, with many social groups experiencing distinctive  transformations of their own, not only building their specific identities, but also empowering their roles and contributions to their dignity and the demands of the peaceful protest.

The goal of the webinar is to outline a more specific portrait of the Belarusian protest by addressing the nature of social changes that have occurred since the presidential election on August 9 by taking several groups: NGOs, women, and academia/students, in order to demonstrate the deep and broad dimensions of the protest in Belarus. Moderated by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb.


  • Vytis Jurkonis, Project Director, Vilnius office, Freedom Hoouse
  • Maksimas Milta, Head of the Communication and Development Unit, European Humanities University
  • Katsiaryna Shmatsina, Political analyst

Moderated by 

  • Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research


Presented by Democracy Seminar and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at The New School for Social Research.