Looking back at 2017, the one thing that has seemed to unite the tidal wave of bad news was oppression. It started with the Donald taking office, and it’s ending with Kevin Spacey and his “inappropriate drunken behaviour.” Another man with a drinking problem was Slobodan Praljak, who took one shot, and with it took himself, and justice for thousands of families, to the grave. Miradie Rrustemi also died from one shot, but this one came from her husband’s gun.
Misogyny, nationalism, racism, are being mainstreamed, taking on accepted shapes in different parts of the world. We want to gather and discuss together different forms of oppression that have taken on many forms, especially this year, in Kosovo and across the world — from economic inequality, to women’s rights and the rise of far-right politics.
How are working men and women experiencing this lack of equality? Is nationalism the response to failing political systems? Will Kosovo ever have its own #MeToo moment anytime soon? Is Kosovo safe from the rise of far right politics? How do all these issues connect? Are we ready to fight our own oppression?
To help get the discussion going and fill you in, we’ve invited a few people to get us started: Nita Luci (anthropologist), Naim Rashiti (political analyst), Shkelzen Gashi (political scientist), and Dren Berishaj (worker rights activist). K2.0 editor in chief Besa Luci will moderate this discussion.
Drinks are on us to get you talking.
To help us forget 2017 and prepare for the new year, we’ll also have music by Alush starting right after the discussion ends, and continuing into the night.
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 19:00 @ Klubi M — Don’t miss out…K
Feature image: Majlinda Hoxha / K2.0.