Discussion series Thursday, 18. June 2020

A feminist exploration: Covid-19

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Date, Time
Thu, 18. Jun 2020,
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Save in my calendar
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Watch the recording of this online discussion here.

Join us for this interactive kick-off event of a brand new monthly series of feminist online discussions.

In this first edition of ”A feminist exploration“, we are going to look at the pandemic that shook up our lives in an unprecedented way. Together with international feminist scholars and activists, we are going to discuss the magnifying glass that the crisis places on social inequalities, the distribution of labour and wealth and who is most affected by the current health crisis. How does the pandemic affect authoritarian sentiment and current social movements? What challenges - old and new - do feminists have to face against this backdrop? The pandemic lays bare what is truly important in our societies and what has been broken for a long time. Together, we will approach the question of what kind of world is possible after this global crisis and what needs to be changed in order to get there.

The monthly discussion series ”A feminist exploration“ is powered by and created for feminist scholars, activists and policy makers - in Europe and beyond. We are looking forward to your participation!



Leta Hong Fincher
Journalist and scholar reporting on China.
Author of “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China” and “Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Montserrat Sagot
Centre for Research in Women's Studies (CIEM)
University of Costa Rica

Olive Uwamariya
Feminist and panafrikanist with over 10 years of experience in policy and advocacy work for women’s rights in the Great Lakes region.
Kigali, Rwanda

Moderator: Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky
Institute for Sociology Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


If you have any questions, please contact Anna Trzcinska at anna.trzcinska@eu.boell.org


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