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Harsha Walia; 'Anti-Oppressive Feminisms and Solidarities'

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Harsha Walia

'Anti-Oppressive Feminisms and Solidarities'

University College Dublin, 6.30pm, Wednesday May 23rd

Co-hosted by UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms & Sexualities, MERJ - Migrants and Ethnic Minorities for Reproductive Justice, MASI - Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, & ARN - Anti-Racism Network Ireland.

This talk is part of the conference 'Thinking Gender Justice' and is free and open to the public.

Anti-racist and feminist author and activist Harsha Walia will be reflecting on the state of the feminist movement. What are strategies to strengthen our understandings of liberatory feminisms while interrogating anti-feminist feminism? How can feminism become a movement of expansive solidarities that centres on the experiences of women of colour, low-income women and migrant women resisting state violence and capitalism? Harsha will discuss feminisms - as a multitude - that is relevant and engaging towards transformation.

Harsha Walia is an activist and award-winning author of Undoing Border Imperialism. She is currently the project coordinator at Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Women's Centre and a member of No One Is Illegal, February 14th Women's Memorial March Committee, Defenders of the Land network, and South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy. Trained in the law, she has been active in grassroots anti-racist, feminist, migrant justice, Indigenous and anti-capitalist movements for almost two decades. Harsha sits on the editorial collectives for Feminist Wire and Abolition Journal. She has made numerous presentations on race, immigration, gender, and poverty to the United Nations and across campuses and media outlets in North America and Europe. Harsha is a recipient of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Power of Youth Award, Westender's Best of the City in Activism Award, and named "one of Canada's most brilliant and effective organizers" by Naomi Klein.


'Thinking Gender Justice' is the first annual conference of the Centre for Gender, Feminism and Sexualities (CGFS), University College Dublin which brings together activists, artists, journalists and academics to share research and engage in urgent discussions about 'gender justice' in Ireland and globally. The conference includes keynote talks by Brigid Quilligan and Inderpal Grewal and keynote roundtables on media, censorship, feminist activism and reproductive justice. For more information see the CGFS Facebook page. You can register for the whole conference here



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