Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

Events

Upcoming events

The Blinded City: Book Launch


Tshisimani invites you to a launch of Mathew Wilhem- Solomon, The Blinded City: Ten Years in Inner City Johannesburg to be held at Cissie Gool House. This is a moment for activists and the public at large to partake in insightful conversations about life of working-class fmilies in the inner city…

Tshisimani Arts Fest 2022: Democracy for who?


How is it that nearly three decades of democracy can coexist with rampant inequality, rising poverty, corruption, violence and the erosion of ordinary people’s dignity? For the Tshisimani Arts Festival in 2022 four groups from across Cape Town have created original performances that explore r…

Programmes

Our programmes

Walter Rodney and Anti-Imperialist Politics Today

The year 2022 marks 50 years since Guyana’s revolutionary, Walter Rodney, published How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. To celebrate the book and the life of Walter Rodney, Tshisimani held a week-long program in partnership with the Walter Rodney People’s Revolutionary Library, as part of it’s R…

Strategies for Winning Freedom

About Today, activists on the left of the political spectrum are seized with the question: how to organise politically to challenge authoritarianism, inequality, climate change and many other ills that are haunting the world today? While there may be agreement on the need for social change, there…

Materials

Selected materials

#ImagingingOtherwise Arts Activism Toolkit

The final #ImaginingOtherwise project is an Arts Activism toolkit. This toolkit intentionally brings together case studies of innovative arts activism practice from the global South, activities to develop one’s own art activism, and different ways to think about why creativity, the arts, and social…

Youth Arts Toolkit

The Youth Arts Toolkit is a collection of workshops (some online, some in person) that were developed over the year of the Imagining Otherwise project (2020 -2021). This resource is for anyone who wants to use the arts as a means of exploring social justice issues with young people, and includes…

Pocket Queerpedia

About Pocket Queerpedia The Pocket Queerpedia is a resource Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education developed for activists, educators and the queer community generally, to assist in teaching on queerness. Queer education can be one of the most freeing of experiences, yet resources are not always…