The 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy was held at the Cartagena Convention Center Gran Salon Barahona in Cartagena, Colombia, on June 16, 2017. A full overview of the event, including videos of addresses and working sessions, is provided below.
Overview of the Assembly
Greetings (8:30 am): Dr. Lonnie Rowell greeted participants and provided brief comments about the purpose of the meeting.
Welcome (8:50 am): Dr. Rajesh Tandon offered opening comments and reflections about the need for democratic knowledge production.
Message (9:00 am): Dr. Budd Hall delivered a brief message and video entitled “Confluence at the Source of the Nile” from a recent gathering in Uganda.
Keynote Address (9:17 am): Dr. Boaventura de Sousa Santos gave the keynote address (in Spanish).
Assembly Working Sessions 1 & 2 (10:30 am): Following the keynote, participants worked in groups to discuss the following questions: Who are we as individuals? and Who are we together?
Assembly Working Session 3 and Closing (2:45 pm): The afternoon session built on morning discussions to imagine possibilities for moving forward and mobilizing for democratic knowledge production around the question Where do we go from here?