Knowing our Herstories: Rooting Ourselves in Latinx Feminisms
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 1pm (Eastern) Language: English
About this webinar: The Latin American/Latinx Feminisms course creates a space for Latinx cis and trans women and non-binary folks to learn about their herstories and discuss experiences at the intersections of systems of oppression related to facets of identity such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. It also serves as a "training" for MUJER volunteers, staff, and Board, where we learn and reflect on Latinx womyn traditions of feminisms, what feminism means to us, and how this can inform our feminist organizing through community building. In this webinar, Carolina Rios will give us an introduction to this unique course on Latinx Feminisms.
About the presenter: Carolina Rios was born in Peru and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She self-identifies as Latina with Indigenous Quechua roots. She is a passionate activist committed to anti-racism work, Indigenous knowledge, and women’s rights. Her passion for social activism stems from her experiences of discrimination and the socioeconomic challenges that her and her parents experienced in Canada. She has been involved at MUJER for many years as a volunteer, coordinator, and she now serves on the Board of Directors. Her community work has been focused on violence prevention, anti-racism, and Latinx feminisms. She has an Honours B.A in International Development and Latin American and the Caribbean Studies from York University. Currently, she is a graduate student at OISE, in the department of Social Justice Education. Her research interests are Latinx feminism, anti-racism, anti-oppression, Indigenous methodologies, and critical pedagogy. On her spare time she enjoys exercising. She has competed in muay thai kickboxing nationally and internationally, participated in a half marathon, and enjoys spinning and crossfit.
We would like to thank Status of Women Canada and the Canadian Women's Foundation for their generous funding.