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Oseminars is a virtual roundtable and an ecological center for participatory educational events. We are committed to making alternative educational offerings available in the Global South; reduce the ecological damages of the travel industry; facilitate online seminars during the COVID-19 pandemic; and provide a participatory space for intercultural, multi-lingual, and translocal encounter among speakers and participants.

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BoMoVu Eleştirel Erkeklik Buluşmaları

 20:00   Online Seminars- Istanbul Time (UTC+3)

Bizlerin de dahil olduğu erkekliğin toplumsal inşası nedir, bu kurulum içinde biz nerede durmaktayız, erkekliğimizin hangi noktalarından yarar ya da ayrıcalık sağlamaktayız, hangi noktalarından zarar görmekte ya da zarar vermekteyiz? Tarihsel geçmişi çok güçlü bir ataerkilliğe dayanan bu toplumsal erkeklik inşası içerisinde var olan bizler, hegemonik ve hiyerarşik olmayan eşitlikçi bir toplumsal çizgiye doğru nasıl yaklaşabiliriz, nasıl değişebiliriz veyahut yaklaşabilir miyiz değişebilir miyiz gibi kendimize dair dertlerimiz, sorularımız, sorgularımız var.

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Latest Seminar Series

(Anti)Racism in Sports Online Series

 4:00 Pm   Online Seminars- Istanbul Time (UTC+3)

Most people believe sports to be an apolitical field free from deep societal problems such as racism. They praise sports hierarchies, access and success criteria for being meritocratic and color blind. However, people of color, who are discriminated against based on their race and ethnicity, know that such a position …

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  • Debt Strike Now? An Online Conversation with Richard Robbins, Devin Singh, and Joshua Ramey
    10:00
    2020.04.11

    The recent federal emergency stimulus package demonstrates that what politicians often claim is impossible is sometimes necessary:  debts that cannot be paid will not be paid.  The question is, who will be bailed out, and why?   Why is the most important priority of the US government the 4 trillion dollar price of bailing out Wall Street?   Is the financial economy really necessary, or is it a parasite destroying the conditions of life on this planet?   The Debt Collective ( https://debtcollective.org/) and other organizing efforts are already challenging the legitimacy of the debt-based economy, and in view of the current crisis, calls for rent strikes and even a general strike may join with debt strikes to challenge the basis of economic power.
    Join Richard Robbins, Devin Singh, and Joshua Ramey online for an investigation into the history of debt politics, the relation of debt to money itself, and a discussion of how to undo the moral, ideological, and even religious attachments most people have to paying their debts.
    Discussants: Richard Robbinshttps://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/schools/arts-sciences/anthropology/faculty/robbins-richard.html) is the Chair of Anthropology at SUNY-Plattsburgh and the co-author, among many other works, of Debt as Power ( https://www.oapen.org/view?docId=614091.xhtml).
    Devin Singhhttps://faculty-directory.dartmouth.edu/devin-singh) is Associate Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College, and the author of Divine Currency:  The Theological Power of Money in the West (https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=25422).
     
    Joshua Rameyhttps://www.haverford.edu/users/jramey) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace, Justice, and Human Rights at Haverford College.  He is the author of Politics of Divination:  Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency ( https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/politics_of_divination/3-156-c10d5ea3-3149-479b-87bf-03db7e5a7b2f) and is currently working on a book entitled For the Remains:  Undoing Economic Sovereignty.
    Online time: Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. (EST- Eastern Time Zone). A Zoom link will be available after registration.

    Cost
    : Pay-what-you-can. If you are unable to pay at this time, you are warmly invited to attend at no cost. For those of you able to pitch in for expenses, please consider making a donation of $10 or more. You can “buy” multiple $10s by entering the corresponding number into the box. For example, 6 = $60, etc. Below.

    You can watch Dr. Joshua Ramey’s previous seminar on debt HERE.


    Join Live Seminar

    The seminar’s virtual meeting will be on the Zoom application. Your meeting ID number is 987127599. Please type this number on your application or click this link to join the meeting. As explained in this instructional video, the link would direct you to install its application if you do not already have it. You can also use this link to directly download the app or visit Zoom’s website.
    Please join the online seminar room 15 minutes before the set seminar time. All times are according to the Eastern Time Zone (EST).
    Please also fill out this registration form if you haven’t done so already.

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  • Critical Bodies in Conversation: Going Beyond Norms with Yoga
    15:00 -16:00
    2020.04.26

    Going Beyond Norms with Yoga

    The inaugural event in Critical Bodies in Conversation series by the Yoga instructors Nurçem Koç and Tanja Völker

    On Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. Istanbul Time (UTC+3). The live conversation will be in Turkish. Its recording will have English subtitles when available.

     

    Critical Bodies in Conversation

    An online critical sports-and-movement conversation series by BoMoVu in collaboration with Online Seminars. 

    You are invited to the Critical Bodies in Conversation online series that brings together activists and sports-and-movement practitioners sharing their experiences.

    In these conversations, we will be talking about discriminatory and oppressive attitudes in sports-and-movement based on bodily differences and social positions; supportive networks to deal with such attitudes; and ways of physical and social empowerment by movement practices.

    Online Conversations: We will be meeting on Zoom and live-stream our conversations on our Facebook accounts.

    Language: The live conversations will be held in participants’ native language or in English. We will add English subtitles to recordings when they are available.

    BoMoVu – The Network of Sport and Body Movement for Vulnerable Groups (BoMoVu.org) is an association that develops programs to transform sport and body movement into social benefit and combats all kind of discriminations in sports. Thanks to our network of volunteer sport and physical activity practitioners, we bring together various groups such as children, refugees or women, and contribute to their social empowerment in line with their needs.

    Online Seminars (Oseminars.com) emerged out of the social goal of making local and critical seminars accessible to a broader public. It aims at contributing to the participatory and ecological production and distribution of knowledge across national boundaries. It is committed to making alternative educational offerings available in the Global South; reduce the ecological damages of the seminar and conference travel industry; and provide a participatory space for intercultural, multi-lingual, and translocal encounter among seminar organizers and participants.

    These conversations are part of the Critical Body Project, supported by the French Embassy in Turkey and Women Win.


    Yoga ile Normları Aşmak

    1. Sohbet Yoga eğitmenleri Nurçem Koç ve Tanja Völker ile.

    26 Nisan 2020, Pazar günü saat 15:00’te. Türkçe.

     

    Eleştirel Beden Sohbetleri

    BoMoVu ve Online Seminars işbirliğinde çevrimiçi eleştirel spor ve hareket sohbet serisi.

    Spor ve hareket üzerine çalışanların ve bu alandaki aktivistlerin bir araya gelip deneyimlerini paylaşacakları online Eleştirel Beden Sohbetleri’ne davetlisiniz!

    Bedensel farklılıklarımızdan ya da sosyal konumlarımızdan dolayı spor ve hareket alanında karşılaştığımız ayrımcı, baskılayıcı tutumları; bunlarla mücadele yolları ararken destek bulabildiğimiz alanları; hareket pratiğimizin bizi nasıl fiziksel veya sosyal olarak güçlendirdiğini ve birbirimizin tecrübelerine dair merak ettiğimiz her şeyi bu sohbetlerde paylaşacağız.

    Çevrimiçi Sohbetler: Sohbetler Zoom üzerinden yapılırken canlı yayından Facebook hesaplarımızdan yayınlanacaktır.

    Dil: Canlı sohbetler Türkçe veya İngilizce yapılacaktır. Hazır olduklarında videolarımıza altyazı ekleyeceğiz.

    BoMoVu – Sosyal Güçlendirme için Spor ve Beden Hareketi Derneği (BoMoVu.org) sporu ve beden hareketini sosyal faydaya dönüştürmek için programlar geliştirip, sporun içinde yer alabilen ayrımcılıklarla mücadele eden bir dernektir. Gönüllü sporcu ve beden hareketçilerinden oluşturduğumuz ağ sayesinde, ihtiyaç sahibi konumundaki çocuklar, mülteciler, kadınlar gibi çeşitli gruplar ile bir araya gelerek ihtiyaçları doğrultusunda bu grupların sosyal güçlenmelerine katkı sağlıyoruz.

    Online Seminars (Oseminars.com) eleştirel seminerlerin düzenlendikleri lokasyonları aşıp farklı coğrafya ve geniş kitlelere ulaşabilmesi için kurulmuş bir platformdur. Katılımcı ve ekolojik bilgi üretim ve dağıtımına katkıda bulunmayı amaçlar. Alternatif eğitim kaynak ve paylaşımlarını Küresel Güney’de erişilebilir kılmak, seyahat endüstrisinin ekolojik zararlarını azaltmak, ve kültürler, diller ve farklı coğrafyalar arası karşılaşmayı ve bilgi alışverişini arttırmak hedefleri arasındadır.

    Bu sohbetler Eleştirel Beden Projesinin parçası olup Türkiye’de Fransa Büyükelçiliği ve Women Win tarafından desteklenmektedir.


    Join Live Seminar via Zoom

    The seminar’s virtual meeting will be on the Zoom application. Your meeting ID number is 99086716997. Please type this number on your Zoom application or click this link to join the meeting. As explained in this instructional video, the link would direct you to install its application if you do not already have it. You can also use this link to directly download the app or visit Zoom’s website.

    Please join the online seminar room 15 minutes before the set seminar time. All times are according to the Eastern Time Zone (EST).


    View recording (Language: Turkish)

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