TASC Annual Lecture 2019 - Rethinking Politics: Power and Resistance From Below
This event happened on 5th December 2019
2019 TASC Annual Lecture
Jack Shenker, award-winning journalist, will talk about the importance of grassroots politics in an era of institutional stasis across liberal democracies. In Ireland this type of politics emerged during the water charge protests and also influenced the success of the Citizens Assembly.
Focusing specifically on the UK, Shenker will ask how and why the tectonic plates beneath the surface of formal politics are shifting so dramatically.
Drawing on exceptional access to some of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic new political movements, Shenker will discuss how the collapse of a paradigm that has structured our world for forty years is fuelling political engagement of a completely different sort: local, personal, effective and utterly fearless.
We do hope that you can join us for this exciting evening of discussion.
Location: The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
Date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Timings: 6.30pm - 8.30pm (Registration from 6pm)
Keynote Speaker: Jack Shenker, Award-Winning Journalist
Chair: Dr Aideen Hayden, Adjunct Researcher at UCD School of Social Policy, Chair of Threshold a national housing charity, and former Senator.
Respondent: Hazel Chu, Dublin City Councillor
Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson Street