Defending Democracy through Social Movements
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Nov , 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
The Antlers, A Wyndham Property

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Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Dinovic, Cofounders of CANVAS, an organization that advocates for the use of nonviolence resistance to promote human rights and democracy

Slobodan Dinovic and Srdja Popovic were student leaders of Otpor, which was the non-violent movement that that helped topple Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević in 2003.  They then founded CANVAS and have worked with pro-democracy activists from more than 50 countries, including Iran, Zimbabwe, Burma, Venezuela, Ukraine, Georgia, Palestine, Western Sahara, West Papua, Eritrea, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Tonga, Tunisia and Egypt. CANVAS works only in response to requests for assistance and offers free trainings to activists.

Registration Deadline Friday, November 3, 2017

When:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

5:30 p.m. Reception,  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Program and Q&A

Where:

Antlers Hilton

Four S. Cascade (underground parking validated)

Sdrja Popovic

Srdja Popovic is one of the founders of Otpor! whose campaign against Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was successful in October 2000 when thousands of protesters took over the Serbian Parliament. After the revolution, Popovic served a term as a member of the Serbian National Assembly. In 2003, Popovic and others started the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). In November 2011, Foreign Policy Magazine listed Srdja Popovic as one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” of 2011 for inspiring the Arab Spring protesters.  In 2012 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2014 he was listed as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Srdja is also the author of the recent book Blueprint for Revolution, a fun and humorous look at nonviolent activism worldwide.

 

Slobodan Dinovic

Slobodan Djinovic became one of the co-founders of the Serbian resistance movement OTPOR! while he was a student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade in 1998. Subsequently, Slobodan went on to found one of the first internet companies in Serbia, and currently serves as CEO of Orion Telecom. He also serves as co-founder and Chairman of CANVAS, the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, an educational organization that trains activists from around the world in the strategies and tactics on nonviolent struggle. He has co-authored two CANVAS publications: Nonviolent Struggle: 50 Crucial Points and The CANVAS Core Curriculum. Slobodan also has a certificate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

 

 

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