Learning from each other's struggles: activist research workshop

I've talked before about the way in which much of the intellectual left has been sidetracked into critical commentary on the workings of capitalism, and how often this winds up reinforcing a sense of rage and despair without focussing on the question of what can we do? I'm always cheered up (both politically and intellectually) when I see people on the left doing intellectual work which does connect with their movement practice, and I'm very happy to be involved in this project, a joint workshop on "knowledge for change" put together by some of the people in the participatory action research programme on social movement practice here in Maynooth and the Political Ethnography group at Nottingham's Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice.

Their website has a call for presentations (deadline May 24); a full programme will follow after that point.