A Decolonial Feminism

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A Book Talk with Françoise Vergès

Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021

12:00pm ET / 6:00pm CET

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A Decolonial Feminism Book Cover

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

Accommodation requests can be made at genderjustice@georgetown.edu