In response to the nationwide student movement for decolonisation and the need to question of western systems of knowledge and symbolic orders, Tshisimani offers a programme on decolonisation in so far as it relates to the legal discipline. Placing Professor Ramose’s work in conversation with the work and perspectives of law student activists and movements around the country, we hope to make better sense of this moment in South African jurisprudence and legal activism. We look at what Richard Rothstein terms as ‘the colour of law,’ by exploring legal doctrines, legislation and policies in so far as they reveal the contestations between constitutionalism and decolonisation as paradigms that continue to shape the present and past. Together with law student activists, artists, gender scholars, lawyers and legal scholars we will explore the ways in which law is taught in the university, what law schools might look like under free education and how universities continues to reconstitute structural inequality that affects us at the level of culture, race, class, gender and sexuality.
Kindly RSVP by Friday 18 August 2017 to:
021 685 3516/8
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education,
69 Main Road/1 Batten Lane,
Mowbray, Cape Town
(close to Forest Hill and opposite the Viljoenhof CPUT residences)