Despite the global challenges presented by coronavirus, activists can use this moment to strengthen solidarity between movements.
Resistance Studies is a collaborative effort between academics and activists, or “professors of the street,” that promotes the analysis of and support for nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience around the world. This includes the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, scholars in the Resistance Studies Network and the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Journal of Resistance Studies.
Waging Nonviolence partners with other organizations and publishes their work.
Many scholars debate theories of civil resistance. But a new course of study shows that power and intersectionality are the most important concepts to understand how resistance works.
For scholars and activists to truly support marginalized peoples, we need to prioritize their words, stories and truths — not our interpretation of them.