The Deep and Broad Social Dimensions of the Protests in Belarus


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June 11, 2021

The Deep and Broad Social Dimensions of the Protests in Belarus

By Udeepta Chakravarty

  • Belarus
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Protest

This panel took place online on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 11am to 12:15pm (EST) 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 was 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.