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Lectures & Conferences, University, Virtual & Streaming
Join the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights and the University of Massachusetts Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab for the second panel of our Spring 2021 Speaker Series. To join the webinar, Zoom registration is required. RSVP on our website.
Feminist Actions Addressing the Climate Crisis and Systemic Change
Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
Globally women and feminists are building grassroots solutions and transformative climate policy to address interlocking systems of patriarchy, colonization, racism and capitalism. From food sovereignty to forest protection, fossil fuel resistance to feminist climate policies, Indigenous rights to the rights of nature, we are imagining and building the healthy and just world we seek.
Jacqueline Patterson, Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
The Climate Crisis and the Sacred Femine
Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy
This talk will explore the impacts and roles around solutions that honor the sacred femine. From community organizing to investment strategies, our ability to survive and thrive in this climate reality calls for a rebalancing of global systems from individual, patriarchal, extractive methods to the collective, femine, sustainable values held by frontline communities in the Global South.
Confronting Economic Imperialism: Connections with Struggles against Neo-Colonialism and Patriarchy
Anita Nayar, Director, Regions Refocus and Camden Goetz, Coordinator, Regions Refocus
Drawing on our work to build cross-regional, cross-movement solidarity in the struggle for progressive and feminist economic policy, we will explore connections with struggles in the US against neo-colonialism, patriarchy, and global capitalism. These intersections are shaping our emerging work to confront US economic imperialism, an often unchallenged threat to people and the planet.
This speaker series is cosponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston's Anthropology Dept; Communications Dept; Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance Dept; Economics Dept; History Dept; Philosophy Dept; Political Science Dept; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Dept; Human Rights Minor; the Honors College; the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development; and the Sustainable Solutions Lab.