A Decolonial Feminism
A Book Talk with Françoise Vergès
Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021
12:00pm ET / 6:00pm CET
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Winner of an English PEN Award 2021
“A vibrant and compelling framework for feminism in our times” – Judith Butler, author of Bodies That Matter
Presented by the Gender+ Justice Initiative, the Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Department of African American Studies
Moderated by Rokhaya Diallo, acclaimed author, filmmaker and journalist, G+JI’s Researcher-in-Residence
Join us in welcoming Françoise Vergès, political scientist and antiracist feminist activist for a discussion on her latest book A Decolonial Feminism (Pluto Press, 2021).
For too long feminism has been co-opted by the forces they seek to dismantle. In this powerful manifesto, Françoise Vergès argues that feminists should no longer be accomplices of capitalism, racism, colonialism and imperialism: it is time to fight the system that created the boss, built the prisons and polices women’s bodies.
A Decolonial Feminism grapples with the central issues in feminist debates today: from Eurocentrism and whiteness, to power, inclusion and exclusion. Delving into feminist and anti-racist histories, Vergès also assesses contemporary activism, movements and struggles, including #MeToo and the Women’s Strike.
This event is free and open to all
About the author:
Françoise Vergès is an activist and public educator. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of many books including A Decolonial Feminism, and Wombs of Women (Duke University Press, 2020.)
More information about A Decolonial Feminism:
Decolonial Feminisms: An Interview with Françoise Vergès – PEN Transmissions
Purchase book – Publisher Page
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