University of Sussex

This event brings together current students, former student activists in the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and academics to discuss organising on university campuses during the anti-apartheid era, and today.

Participants will discuss anti-apartheid campaigns and what they looked like, comparing these to student campaigns on campus today, through a cross-generational exchange of knowledge. Focusing on how universities have changed, participants will examine the way in which the neoliberal university deals with protest, the challenges this presents for students today and what lessons can be learned from past student organising

Event Details

Date: 3 December 2018

Location: University of Sussex Campus, Jubilee 144

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm


Asad Rehman

Executive Director of War on Want, former student activist.

Jodi Burkett

Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, and founder of the Students in Twentieth-Century Europe research network. Current research focus is student anti-racist activism in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ilyas Nagdee

NUS Black Students’ Officer.

Zita Holbourne

Vice President of PCS, and Co-Founder of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) UK. Former student activist.

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