CRITICAL CITIZENSHIP IN CRITICAL TIMES     

DEMOCRACY DIALOGUE (DD) - an education resource about the meaning and practice of critical citizenship  in  critical times of uprisings, mass migrations, precarity, and struggles for democratic change. DD was initially launched to share media from an historic encounter after Egypt's January 25 Revolution between Gandhi's grandson Rajmohan Gandhi and Mohamed ElBaradei. DD also features zeitgeist figures from the 20th and 21st centuries involved with issues of social justice and political change.  The hope is that the resources here can inform study groups, serve as material for courses, and offer ideas to independent learners of all ages involved in struggles for democratic change. SeeABOUT

Media in للغة العربية,  中文, اردو, 한국어


THE ELBARADEI-GANDHI DIALOGUE

GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS INSPIRED BY EGYPT'S JANUARY 25 REVOLUTION


trailer-ElBaradei-Gandhi Dialogue

Democracy Dialogue is a project for critical citizenship education inspired by the Egyptian revolution of 2011. It explores the meaning and practice of democracy in an era of breathtaking change and challenges. It begins with a series of videos and texts from an historic encounter between Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi.


IDEAS PEOPLE

Thinkers whose pathbreaking work on  global citizenship, critical pedagogy, and social and economic justice provides  tools for understanding our turbulent times and ideas for moving forward.

 

          "Educate yourselves because we'll need all our intelligence." Antonio Gramsci

 "Antonio Gramsci: Son of Sardinia" on the 80th anniversary of his death

This video explores Gramsci's early life and education in Sardinia, Italy, and how his ideas are of more relevance than ever in understanding our "time of crisis" and ways forward. 



THE MEMES

DEMOCRACY DIALOGUE memes are teasers for  learners and educators to explore the works and lives of  inspiring figures dedicated to global social justice, education and democracy and humanism. The memes are drawn from  notable works of literature, political philosophy, sociology, history and economics, and from social movements and leaders on the global stage.

MEMES IN ENGLISH                             MEMES IN ARABIC

Fanon

 MEMES IN CHINESE                           MEMES IN PERSIAN

Paulo Friere-Chinese

    TRANSCRIPTS

  ARABIC, CHINESE, URDU, KOREAN


VIDEOS

THE ElBaradei-Gandhi VIDEOS capture a combination of BIG IDEAS about global democracy as well as more intimate stories about how the personal biographies of Dr. ElBaradei and Mahatma Gandhi intersected with monumental historical change.

 

 

IDEAS VS. IDEOLOGY 


DIVIDE AND RULE with Rajmohan Gandhi


CITIZENS & MINORITIES


NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT


EDUCATING FOR GLOBAL SECURITY


 

 

 

Democracy dialogue was launched on January 25, 2016, the five year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution.


The resources on  the Democracy Dialogue website and its YouTube channels are non-commercial and intended for educational purposes. The videos and transcripts are under the                                  creative commons license CC-BY-ND.