This symposium aims to call attention not only to the climate crisis, but also to what is at stake in the kinds of responses to it that are proposed. Many of the proposed “fixes” are rooted in the same political economic paradigms and worldviews that created the current climate and ecological crises in the first place; they often not only pose great environmental risks themselves, but also threaten to gravely deepen existing gender, racial and global inequalities. However, there are also encouraging signs that many activists and researchers are approaching climate breakdown with a global justice perspective. Our goal is to highlight, among them, the critically important work being done by feminist political economists and feminist political ecologists who outline the sorts of radical solutions that the crisis demands, proposing fundamental shifts in the dominant global economic model.
GRI’s Director for Strategic Research Collaborations, Jennie Stephens, will be presenting “Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on
Climate and Energy“.
The symposium, Confronting the Climate Crisis: Feminist Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures, will consist of three panels, a networking session and a documentary screening. Audience members are free to come and go throughout the day; they do not need to be able to attend the entire event, although we hope that they will stay for as long as they are able to!