JSEALab is looking for participants for their reading club termed “Reading Justice: Dictatorship and Opposition in Myanmar”.
Led by four leading scholars, activists and artists, the reading group will collectively think about the events of the past year, histories ofdictatorshipand oppositioninMyanmar,and possible futures of justice. Topics will include ethnic politics, the role of artists and journalists, and the meanings of the past in the present. Held once a week for four weeks in February 2022 [Wednesdays/Thursdays at 9 am Thailand (Thursday)/11 am Tokyo (Thursday)/1 pm Canberra(Thursday)/6 pm Berkeley (Wednesday)/8 pm Madison (Wednesday)], the twenty participants in the reading group will reflect and exchange ideas about state repression and peoples’ struggle in Myanmar. Participants will be asked to read, watch or otherwise engage with selected materials prior to each meeting and to commit to attending all four sessions. The reading group will be held online via Zoom and is free and is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. There is a maximum of 20 participants, so apply soon!
Questions can be addressed to: [email protected]
Find out more information and apply to become a member here.
About the JSEALab:
The Justice in Southeast Asia Lab (JSEALab) is part of a five-year initiative on Social Justice in Southeast Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison housed in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Human Rights Program and generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. A combination of intensive exchange between faculty and graduate students and public-facing events that aim to foster significant collaboration between academics and practitioners, the JSEALab reflects both the recognition that a growing number of MAs and PhDs in Southeast Asian Studies are choosing to pursue professional careers outside the university and that there is a need for academic work to be directly responsive to ongoing social justice crises in the region. The JSEALab had a soft launch during the Fall 2021 semester through our first activity Justice in Translation, an online open-access translation series. Other activities will begin during the Spring 2022 semester, and then further additional activities will commence in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Visit their website here, to find out more what it is all about.