Session 6 : Generations, Voice and Action

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Contemporary forms of voice and action seem to be challenging the way political activism is traditionally understood. With each new generation bringing in its wake new preferential modes of expression, is the political action of previous generations made irrelevant and obsolete? Are some generations outvoted? Do the younger generations, those on social media, those of the “Generation 89”, have a specific role to play?

Speakers include Michael Cottakis (LSE) and representatives of “Generation 89”, Bart Cammaerts (LSE), Jiřina Šiklová (Charter 77). Chaired by Catherine Robert (French Embassy, London).

Changing Narratives

© Institut français du Royaume-Uni 2017