Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

Events

Upcoming events

Shinkolobwe: the missing link of the Atomic Bomb story


On the 77th anniversary of the devastating atomic bombs in Japan, the Congolese Civil Society Association and Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education invite you to an event exploring the untold story of the making of the atomic bomb – the story of Shinkolobwe, the open uranium mine that…

“July Unrest” – a year after the eruption


The violence that erupted in South Africa between 8 and 17 July 2021 is likely to be remembered as a watershed moment in South African democracy.   More than 350 people lost their lives in stampedes, clashes with police and attacks by military and vigilante groups in response to mass…

Walter Rodney: anti-imperialist politics today


Celebrating 50 years of ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education in collaboration with the Walter Rodney People’s Revolutionary Library will host a series of events in Cape Town to mark 50 years since the publication of Walter Rodney’s How Europe U…

Programmes

Our programmes

Imagining Otherwise

Transforming Spaces through Arts Education The #ImaginingOtherwise​ project ran from March 2020 to March 2021. Tshisimani partnered with Bottomup and University of Leeds to run this participatory arts process with young people from the Cape Flats. The project explored young people’s experiences of l…

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…