Panel Discussion on Student voices and actions: What does the future world look like?

The Department of Student Affairs presents:

A panel discussion co-hosted by the
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Loretta Feris and SRC President Akha Tutu
and moderated by Rekgotsofetse Chikane

on the topic of

Student voices and actions: What does the future world look like?

         Date:            1 October 2020

         Time:           17:00 to 19:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed persistent challenges in our society, but responses to the pandemic has also provided opportunities for shaping a better future. What is the role of students and youth in grappling with challenges and shaping the future? For example, how is a future global economy or geopolitical system constructed so that inequality is reduced? How will issues of racism, racial violence, gender-based violence, xenophobia and all forms discrimination and hate crimes be permanently eliminated? What is the vision for a future education system?

 Our panel of students and young people discuss these and other issues from their particular contexts to contribute to a necessary global conversation about the role of young people and students in shaping a better future for all.

Welcome by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

The notable speakers include:

Peter Kwasi Kodjie

Secretary-General of the All-Africa Students’ Union    

Ester Simon

Communication and Publicity Secretary for the Southern African Students Union

Larissa Kennedy

President, National Union of Students, United Kingdom

Carolina Pavanelli

Education practitioner and Masters student, Brazil

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