Jun. 1, 2021
'Art of Global Protest' Zoom Series Continues Thursday at 8 p.m.
The “Art of Global Protest” series at Central Washington University will conclude this week with a virtual event focused on the protest movement in Myanmar.
Hosted by the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment and the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the free series has engaged scholars and activists across the world over the past year to talk about protest movements in Belarus, France, Israel, the United States, South Korea, and Puerto Rico.
The last event, “Three Fingers Raised in Protest: Myanmar's Spring Revolution, 2021,” will take place Thursday, June 3, at 8 p.m. Anyone interested can register for the webinar here.
The panel, moderated by CWU Geography Professor John Bowen, will examine the context for the coup and protests, the characteristics of the protest movement (including its iconography), and the outlook for Myanmar's future. Bowen is a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar who studied at Yadanabon University in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Other speakers include: Tharaphi Than, Northern Illinois University; May Oo Mutraw, who was raised in Myanmar; Eaint Thiri Thu, a Fulbright Scholar and graduate student in Human Rights at the University of Minnesota; and George Stewart, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar at Medical University 1 in Yangon, Myanmar.
The “Art of Global Protest” events are sponsored by the CWU Department of World Languages and Cultures, the Museum of Culture and Environment, the Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, the Office of International Studies and Programs, and the Office of the Provost.
To learn more about these and other events at the museum, email email@example.com or call 509-963-2313.