As we unravel the colonial and imperial histories that bind a majority of us today, we’ve reached a life-threatening crossroad under COVID-19 critical to our political, social, and economic futures. In the past five hundred years, we had been witnesses to rising wealth and capital built on land grabs, resource extraction, and decaying earthly conditions at the cost of human lives. This is complicated by the reality that the legacies of colonization, capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy specifically targets and subjugates women, non-binary people, Two-Spirit people, Black, Indigenous and peoples of colour who continue to face additional barriers when striving for economic wealth and overall health and wellness.
Along this timeline, we have also been introduced to human rights frameworks that allow us to improve lives across the globe, while subsequently facing increased inequities, environmental damages, and a myth that there isn’t enough for all of us. We need to act in a more affirming direction: politically, economically, socially in communities around the world. We have to look at the economic system such as wealth generation, and define world views on what is wealth for the individual and the collective.
Feminists Deliver is here to inspire transformative individual, relational, community, and societal interventions. Join us on Friday, November 6 to collaborate and aspire Toward Liberation: Evolving Beyond 21st Century Capitalism.
With introductory remarks from Rhiannon Bennett of Hummingbirds Rising Consulting.
- Angela Davis
- Dr. Pamela D. Palmater
- Erica Ifill
- Harsha Walia
- Moderator – Angela Marie MacDougall
Feminists Deliver is a coalition based in unceded territories in what colonially borders British Columbia, where the genocidal impacts of European colonizers span centuries and continue to haunt the realities of Indigenous peoples today including residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, as well as the governmental, religious and police authorities’ control of family systems, resources, and access to services. More than 200 distinct First Nations as well as Métis people, with at least 30 different languages and approximately 60 spoken dialects reflect the diversity of the peoples, cultures, and spaces we currently occupy.