Panel Discussion: Feminist Leadership in Times of Crisis – FEM FEST 2021
In the 21st century society, humanity faces a great deal of transnational and local challenges. From gentrification to the rising sea levels, institutional racism, police brutality, gender-based violence and increasing poverty. For a long time, womxn have been cut out of decision making processes in an attempt to not only exclude them from positions of power but also maintain the patriarchal status quo at a social, political and economic level. Nevertheless, womxn have continuously fought for their right to be heard and to be included in the various spheres they have previously been excluded from.
Feminist leadership is a process by which womXn assert their rights by continually evaluating relevant experiences, questioning their roles in society, challenging power structures, and effectively catalyzing positive social change. And today, on International Womxn’s day we will be celebrating ‘’Feminist leadership in times of crisis’’ by inviting four incredible womxn in positions of leadership to discuss how feminist values impact their practice and what challenges continuously arise during their work.
Join us on the 8th of March, International Womxn’s day, live from Rotterdam.
During this panel we will be touching upon the following topics:
- What is feminist leadership?
- Power structures and how to challenge them.
- Positive societal change and how to catalyse it from a position of leadership.
- Barriers and impediments to the success and mainstreaming of feminist leadership.
- Reflections on this topic and some advice to future feminist leaders.
The panel will be moderated by Yolanda Rother and the other participants are Teresa Borasino from Fossil Free Culture NL, Naomie Pieter from Black Pride and Black Queer Trans Resistance and Romy Rondeltap from Building the Baileo.
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