Online Mini-Series: Women’s Voices – The Pan Afrikan Lense

when

25 May 2020
18:00 - 19:30

where

Zoom and Youtube

type

Meeting

hosted by

Extinction Rebellion Bristol

Join us as we showcase Women’s Voices in an interactive narrative with a collection of global women’s stories. We meet the female activists taking the lead in driving environmental sustainability and decolonising the education system. In this talk, we’ll address the struggles of women who have been displaced due to conflict and climate change in Afrika and the global south.

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Extinction Rebellion Bristol, African Voices Forum and XR Internationalist Solidarity Network are forming a very special partnership to bring you a fantastic mini-series of online symposiums with some phenomenal guest speakers throughout Afrikan Liberation Awareness Month (ALAM) in May 2020.

Continuing injustices and denial of rights of indigenous peoples are part of the long legacy of colonialism. Parallel processes of exploitation and injustice can be identified in relation to non-human species and/or aspects of the natural environment.

International law can address some extreme examples of the crimes and harms of colonialism through the idea and legal definition of genocide, but the intimately related notion of ecocide that applies to nature and the environment is not yet formally accepted within the body of international law.

In the context of this special issue reflecting on the development of green criminology, there is a need to explore connections between ecocide, genocide, capitalism and colonialism and impacts on indigenous peoples and on local and global ecosystems

Our talks will celebrate Pan-Afrikanism, address the ways in which the Climate and Ecological Emergency is decimating the continent of Africa and empower activists to fight for those regions most affected by Climate Change and the people on the front line of the Climate Emergency.

This is a great opportunity to showcase Pan-Afrikan internationalist solidarity, engage in the climate debate and honour the achievements of Malcolm X in Afrikan Liberation Awareness Month.

We would love for you to join us on the journey to deeper understanding, cohesion and rebellion.

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