The main aim of the course is to explore the wider field of social/citizens movements viewed as outstanding actors in contemporary politics and producers of critical knowledge. More closely, the course will invite the OLIve WP students to rely on and expand their own knowledge and experiences concerning various ideas and practices through which citizens’ collective actions address major forms of social injustices and articulate claims for elimination of oppression and for social justice. The course intends to pursue an empirically rich and geographically diverse scoping on social movement visions and practices. It also intends to reveal crosscurrents and disconnects between the different social justice claims and movement actions. The course will encourage students to sharpen their critical thinking on multiple forms and histories of social justice movements as well as to cultivate mutual learning between movement actors and supporters.