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The Original Maidan: Revisiting the Revolution on the Granite in Comparative Perspective
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Olga Onuch (University of Manchester), with a discussion moderated by Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute).

The “Revolution on The Granite” (RoG) is the often overlooked and relatively understudied foundational protest event in contemporary independent Ukraine. Employing evidence from more that 200 interviews with activists and 16 focus groups with both activists and ordinary citizens who participated in Ukrainian protests, Onuch will present her past and present research on the history of mass mobilization since perestroika with and in-depth look at the RoG. She will explain how the RoG was not only the original Maidan but also how it set the scene for future protest repertoires, mobilization networks, and ideologies, claims and grievances. Finally, she we examine the import of cross cleavage coalitions that first formed in 1990 and have continue to drive mobilization success and outcomes to today.

This event is also available as a YouTube Live stream: https://youtu.be/gkJj7ouzzi0

Apr 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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