Sat, 26 Mar|
Rojava's Alternative: Kurdish Resistance to State, Capitalism and Patriarchy
Is there an alternative to today's oppressive nation-state? How can we imagine a different world? The Kurdish Movement in Rojava, Syria, shows us how by building a decentralised stateless society.
Time & Location
26-Mar-2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm IST
About the Event
About the Kurdish Movement:
Post the fall of the Ottoman empire, the Kurds found themselves scattered across the nations of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. The Kurdish Movement, through its quest for greater cultural rights and independence, is building a model that challenges the viability of the modern nation-state. Rojava is one such autonomous region in northeastern Syria (Western Kurdistan) that has attempted to establish its own means of social justice and governance. Rojava’s experiment in democratic confederalism, built on principles of pluralism, ecology, and feminism, offers a new model of radical democracy and gives us hope in these difficult times.
We're joined by a speaker (name withheld at their request) who has been involved with the Kurdish Movement for the past three years on the ground as a medic in the war time and also in media, ecologic, and social work.