[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Webinar May 27 – Feminist realities: Transforming democracy in times of crisis

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Tue May 26 19:31:59 CEST 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Viruses in movement…, Ideas in movement…, Democracy in movement…

[With apologies for being so late in posting news of this very welcome session ! :

TNI Webinar May 27 at 4 pm CET :

Feminist realities : Transforming democracy in times of crisis

Transnational Institute and AWID, and co-sponsored by Focus on the Global South, AIDC, and DAWN

            In solidarity,



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> Subject: Webinar 27 May – Feminist realities: Transforming democracy in times of crisis
> Date: May 21, 2020 at 12:01:25 PM EDT
> To: "Jai" <jai.sen at cacim.net>
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TNI invites you to join the eighth webinar in our series on May 27 
Webinar 27 May – Feminist realities: Transforming democracy in times of crisis 


Dear reader,

We hope you were able to join our webinar, Public is Back – Proposals for a democratic just economy. The speakers from Australia, Italy, Nigeria and India provided a powerful indictment of how privatisation has failed to deliver essential services and the human costs that have resulted. Besides exposing the failures of privatisation the webinar was also inspirational, showing the ways in which new movements of workers and community activists are resisting and constructing alternatives. In case you missed it, you can watch the webinar here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SwFSxi&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EVDYwoX&>.

The next in our weekly series of Wednesday webinars, Feminist Realities: Transforming democracy in times of crisis, takes place on 27 May at 4pm CET will continue the conversation looking at how to transform democracy and our economy. It has been co-organised with AWID. You can register here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SwFSYs&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EFrEyui&>.

The conversation will be led by acclaimed feminist thinkers and activists including Silvia Federici, Tithi Bhattacharya, Laura Roth and Awino Okech. It will explore the ways the pandemic intersects with patriarchy, corporate power and a global division of labour that is both gendered and racialised. It will ask whether the pandemic can provide a window of opportunity to re-organize and shift power on an unprecedented scale to build radical democratic systems that genuinely care for the environment and our collective well-being.

4pm CET, 27 May 2020 
Register <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SwFSYs&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EESFQhB&>

(French and Spanish interpretation will be available)

Silvia Federici, Author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation & organiser with the International Wages for Housework Campaign
Tithi Bhattacharya, Associate Professor of History and the Director of Global Studies at Purdue University
Laura Roth, Lecturer of legal and political philosophy at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona and member of Minim Municipalist Observatory
Awino Okech, Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

This webinar is co-organised by Transnational Institute and AWID, and co-sponsored by Focus on the Global South, AIDC and DAWN.

COVID-19 & the global fight against mass incarceration


The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments to release an unprecedented number of people from prison and curb new admissions to prevent deadly outbreaks in prisons and other detention centres. The pandemic has exposed the societal costs of mass incarceration, while the quick actions taken by governments showed that most of those released should not have been imprisoned in the first place. This includes people charged or convicted with drug-related offences, who have been included in the groups released in a number of countries.

This webinar will cast a look at the drivers of mass incarceration worldwide, sharing analysis on the impact of COVID-19, the negative impacts of imprisonment exposed by the pandemic, and the challenges and opportunities it provides for sustainable reform. It will particularly focus on the role of punitive drug policies in driving prison numbers up. Activists and researchers from different regions will discuss and share strategies by civil society to reverse this long-standing trend of mass incarceration as a response to crime.

4pm CET, 3 June 2020 
Register <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SwFST6&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EBC8hgy&>

(French and Spanish interpretation will be available)

Olivia Rope, Director of Policy and International Advocacy, Penal Reform International

Isabel Pereira, Principal investigator at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice & Society (Dejusticia),Colombia

Sabrina Mahtani from Advocaid Sierra Leone

Final speakers to be confirmed shortly

The webinar is organised by the Transnational Institute and co-sponsored by IDPC, WOLA and Penal Reform International

TNI is proud to provide our webinars and research for free as a contribution to the movements and activists responding to this pandemic. However, it takes time and resources to organise these events, to research and to publish. If you would like to support us in this work, please consider making a donation here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SwFSpj&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EhzsCrG&>.


Jess Graham
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Jai Sen

Independent researcher, editor; Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Globalisation Studies at the University of Ottawa

jai.sen at cacim.net <mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
Now based in New Delhi, India (+91-98189 11325) and in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe territory (+1-613-282 2900) 

CURRENT / RECENT publications :

Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press.  Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN <https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart <https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront <http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
Jai Sen, ed, 2017 – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?.  New Delhi : OpenWord and Oakland, CA : PM Press.  Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
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