Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

ONLINE | The Deep and Broad Social Dimensions of the Protests in Belarus

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:00AM to 12:15PM (EST)


Photo by Maksimas Milta – taken on August 23, showing Independence Ave., the main street of Minsk, during the weekly Sunday rally. 

The nation-wide peaceful protest taking place in Belarus includes a broad spectrum of citizens: workers, pensioners, students, football fans, nouveau-riche entrepreneurs, teachers, artists, professional sportsmen, people with special needs, and of course, women. There is a high level of mobilization of the Belarusian, with many social groups experiencing distinctive  transformations of their own, not only building their specific identities, but also empowering their roles and contributions to their dignity and the demands of the peaceful protest.

The goal of the webinar is to outline a more specific portrait of the Belarusian protest by addressing the nature of social changes that have occurred since the presidential election on August 9 by taking several groups: NGOs, women, and academia/students, in order to demonstrate the deep and broad dimensions of the protest in Belarus. Moderated by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb.

Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link via email. 

Register HERE.


  • Vytis Jurkonis, Project Director, Vilnius office, Freedom Hoouse
  • Maksimas Milta, Head of the Communication and Development Unit, European Humanities University 
  • Katsiaryna Shmatsina, Political analyst

Moderated by: 

  • Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research 

Please join us!

Presented by Democracy Seminar and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at The New School for Social Research.

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