Gendering the political landscape
- October 29, 2020
- 2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
- Online Platform: Zoom
For the first time in Canadian history we have a self-identified “feminist” Prime Minister, as well as a federal cabinet made up of 50% women. Yet the realities of gender inequality and sexist exploitation continue to be a daily lived reality. The global pandemic has brought with it an increase in domestic violence, massive job losses for women, an increased domestic workload. In an era of isolation, intensified neo-liberalism, sexism, systemic racism, ageism, ableism and government and corporate co-optation of feminism, this panel seeks to critically engage with the past, present and future of feminism and feminist organizing in Canada. Panelists will share their views on the state of modern feminism, the barriers to broad based mobilization, and the ongoing challenges involved in building an organized and intersectional movement against patriarchy.
It is hoped that this event will be one of a series of dialogues among community activists, thinkers, labour organizers and artists on feminism past, present and future.