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?