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Eco-Feminist Workshop by Rising Tide

Saturday, March 29, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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San Francisco Green Party Office, 1028-A Howard, between 6th and 7th. Civic Center BART/MUNI 14 Mission.

Two womyn from the Portland Animal Defense League, Rising Tide North America and Stumptown Earth First! will be on tour up and down the west coast with an interactive and engaging presentation.

We’ll be offering a two hour presentation on radical eco-feminism and environmental ethics. Eco-feminism is the social movement that regards the oppression of women and nature as interconnected. It is one of the few movements and analyses that actually connects two movements. Radical ecofeminist theorists have extended their analyses to consider the interconnections between sexism, the domination of nature (including animals), and also racism and social inequalities. Consequently it is now better understood as a movement working against the interconnected oppressions of gender, race, class and nature.
Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings, and also the value and moral status of the environment and its nonhuman contents. It is the connection of deep ecology, feminist environmental ethics, and social ecology to politics.

This is a two part workshop which dives into recognizing the need for radical analysis over reformist thinking- working to drastically change the system rather than working within it. Using the method of education called a mind-map, the presentation draws direct links and parallels between radical-feminism and environmentalism exploring eco-activisms’ need for radical feminism. And finally, it goes into the reasons it is so important to include animal rights into environmental activism based on moral ethics and the environmental impact of industrial agriculture. The presentation is interactive and provides plenty of time for discussion.

You may have seen part of this workshop at the EF! Rendezvous in Indiana or on the Rising Tide North America Climate Justice Action Tour last summer.

Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 24, 2008 8:55AM
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