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November 25, 7:00 UCT

IIWR-MB is pleased to present a webinar on the important topic of ways to build solidarity and what that means for the feminism movement The webinar will identify and explore how we can work towards decolonization of and solidarity within the women’s movement. IIWR-MB understands that any feminism that does not address land rights, sovereignty, and the state’s systematic erasure of the cultural practices of native peoples, or that defines native women’s participation in these struggles as non-feminist, is limited in vision and exclusionary in practice.

Solidarity involves a complex process of learning and listening. For us to truly stand in solidarity with Indigenous feminists, for example, we must see our liberation as intertwined with the liberation of Indigenous peoples. In order to do this, we must sacrifice the benefits that come with aligning ourselves with the colonial state. We must challenge the nation-state model in its entirety and highlight the political nature of Indigenous identities – as nations. We must acknowledge that Western notions of nationalism do not align with how Indigenous nations might envision a decolonized future.

We in the women’s movement must find a cohesion that goes deeper than ever before. We must be intentional as we make space for different folks: White, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, people living with disabilities merging fresh voices with the wisdom of longstanding activists to give the movement vitality and dynamism. Because through knowledge, solidarity and action, we can pursue liberation and justice.

Speakers inlcude Heahter Sybalisty; Marianne Cerilli; Maysoun Darweesh; Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie and Vanessa Tait.


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