SSSUK's 2019 Annual Symposium took place on 7th September in the Brunei Lecture Theatre, at SOAS, London. Many of the presentations were about the 19th December revolution in Sudan. Here are video recordings. (Video by Moniem Ibrahim)
Welcome from the SSSUK Chairperson, Gill Lusk.
Health Panel (Chair: Dr Rebecca Bradshaw, Archaeologist, Member of SSSUK Committee)
Health outbreaks in Sudan: social injustice that led to political change. Dr Sara Ibrahim Abdelgalil, consultant paediatrician; President, Sudan Doctors' Union (SDU) UK; UK Spokesperson, Sudan Professionals' Association (SPA).
Silence in Blue: Campaign against sexual violence used in Sudan to crack down on women’s resistance. Dr Sara Beleil, consultant psychiatrist; SDU UK Academic Secretary.
Sudan revolution art: a project by the SDU UK to promote healing after the Khartoum massacre. Dr Nada Kamal: consultant microbiologist; Deputy Academic Secretary, SDU UK.
The state of higher education in Sudan post-30 June 1989 (Chair: Dr Fergus Nicoll, Mahdiya historian and BBC World Service)
The state of higher education in Sudan post-30 June 1989 by Selma Elrayah (Masters in Life Long Learning, London University; worked in London public libraries for over 20 years).
The state of higher education in Sudan post-30 June 1989 by Asim Salem, Committee, Khartoum University Alumni Association UK.
Introduction of SSSUK's new President, the novelist Leila Aboulela.
Sudanese women's aspirations and challenges for effective political participation by Dr Suad Musa, PhD Peace Studies, Bradford University, researcher and activist in development and gender. Chair: Mawan Muortat, South Sudan political analyst; SSSUK Deputy Chairperson.
Politics Panel (Chaired by Gill Lusk, SSSUK Chairperson, writer on Sudan)
Challenges facing the new transitional government by Dr Rosalind Marsden.
Sudan's future: The rationale and regulation of militias and the political process. Dr Mohamed Elansari Ali, Head of UK Chapter, National Umma Party; Head of Foreign Affairs, Sudan Call UK office.
The Sudanese revolution: The way forward. Rashid Sidahmed Elsheikh: Political Activist, Sudanese Communist Party; researcher in Cultural Policy; Poet.
A Perspective from the diaspora by Afia Abusham, British-Sudanese actress recently returned from Sudan.
The revolution will be televised, versified, sung, chanted, worn and painted: Art as mobilisation in the 2019 Sudanese revolution by Dr James Dickins. English teacher, Sudan, 1980-82; Professor of Arabic, Leeds University. Introduced by Dr Abdel Azim El-Hassan, Journalist, economist, SSSUK Committee.