What’s happening in Myanmar? From Putsch to popular protest
May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Institute, Centre for Global Women’s Studies, and School of Political Science Sociology webinar with Vijaya Nidadavolu
Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar military, staged a coup d’etat on February 1st and with it Myanmar’s tentative democratic transition has been brought to a violent halt. A popular multi-centric protest that coalesced in the immediate aftermath continues to-date, taking the military and observers by surprise by its size, unity and innovativeness.
This session will provide an overview of what is happening on the ground in Myanmar and the forces behind the protest movement. Discussion will focus on the prolific protest art movement led by youth, including young women in particular.
The speaker, Vijaya Nidadavolu, is a Gender and Development specialist with years of experience in using popular culture and media for advancing gender and social justice issues. She has lived in Myanmar since 2015, but has recently left as a result of the coup.
To attend please register via: https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xr1aKMFeTF6nIoLIhb3nIQ. The session will also be live-streamed on the Moore Institute’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvQR8_0nWZ8