Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism explores the complexities and nuances within the feminist movement. She not only explores them, she calls out the ways in which today’s and past feminist movements have focused mainly on White cis women. Kendall’s emphasis on an intersectional and inclusive feminism combats the white supremacist ideologies that have often characterized the ideologies of mainstream White and non-intersectional feminism. The type of feminism that Kendall speaks on includes class, gender, sexual orientation, race, education, disability and so many other nuances. Essentially, it includes all aspects of society, especially those that are often overlooked. The goal is not to progress for some–”some” meaning White cis women–but for all.
As such, when talking about women’s and gender justice, as well as when talking about organizing, it is important to listen to and place ahead the voices that are often silenced when speaking about feminist issues. In this webinar, Isis (Kingian Nonviolence Organizer) and Hannah (Women’s and Gender Justice Organizer) will explore the history of feminism and its complexities, and consider possible nonviolent actions to challenge the White supremacist ideas that are embedded in many feminist circles, as well as in other areas of society.
Throughout this webinar, our goal is ultimately to create an environment in which all people will have the space to express their thoughts and needs. Join us for a conversation which will likely challenge your current viewpoints and beliefs within and around the current feminist movement.