A Decolonial Feminism: Book Talk with François Vergès
On November 9th, we hosted François Vergès, author of A Decolonial Feminism (Pluto Press, 2021). Rokhaya Diallo facilitated the conversation.
For too long feminism has been co-opted by the forces they seek to dismantle. In this powerful manifesto, Françoise Vergès argues that feminists should no longer be accomplices of capitalism, racism, colonialism and imperialism: it is time to fight the system that created the boss, built the prisons and polices women’s bodies.
A Decolonial Feminism grapples with the central issues in feminist debates today: from Eurocentrism and whiteness, to power, inclusion and exclusion. Delving into feminist and anti-racist histories, Vergès also assesses contemporary activism, movements and struggles, including #MeToo and the Women’s Strike.
This program was presented by the Gender+ Justice Initiative, the Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Department of African American Studies
François Vergès, scholar and activist
Rokhaya Diallo (moderator), author, filmmaker and journalist, G+JI’s Researcher-in-Residence
|More information and resources on the book:
A Decolonial Feminism