Ecofeminism: Unravelling the Relationship Between Women, Nature & Society
- 11-09-2019 19:00 - 21:00
- KR Space (K11), Shanghai
In times of ecological justice and women’s equality, what are the elements that connect both causes? How can we serve and transform our work to embrace, both the rights of women and the natural world?
This 3-session Study Program is focused on exploring the connection between women and nature, and how empowering women is a form of empowerment of the natural world itself. The Program will begin by unravelling the origin of nature’s oppression and its foundation in the subjugation of women. Our intention is not only to understand its roots, but also to envision a future where both women and nature are empowered – not to survive, but to thrive.
The Program will touch on the works of various writers, including Murray Bookchin, Vandana Shiva, Maria Mies, Sherry B. Ortner, Ariel Salleh, Val Plumwood and Karen Warren, Maya Angelou and others. From academics to poets to activists, we will re-discover what it means to be an ‘ecofeminist’ and how we can support equal rights, not only for girls and women everywhere, but also for all living beings.
The study program is divided in 3 sessions, starting on September 11th, every Wendsday from 19:00-21:00. The subjects will be presented through slides according to the schedule below, and lead to conversations and discussions. Participants will be invited to share their personal experiences through questions, comments and activities. The sessions follow a holistic learning format.
Ahead of the Program participants will receive materials such as book chapters, poems, articles, videos and online talks to support and enrich their investigation. All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
This program aims to understand how women’s right is intrinsically connected to ecological justice. We will focus on how we can better serve both causes once we gain an understanding of their connection. Both women and men are welcome to register, no previous knowledge on the subject is required.
To register for this study program, please scan the QR code on the flyer or visit this link.
If you have any questions, collaborative ideas or concerns please contact Maria through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or WeChat (mariamsouza).
This is not a Green Initiatives-organized event. To register for this event please contact the organizers directly.