Taking the Revolutionary Road: Heightening Women’s Resistance Against Neoliberalism

//Taking the Revolutionary Road: Heightening Women’s Resistance Against Neoliberalism

Taking the Revolutionary Road: Heightening Women’s Resistance Against Neoliberalism

TAKING THE REVOLUTIONARY ROAD:
HEIGHTENING WOMEN’S RESISTANCE AGAINST NEOLIBERALISM

A forum by the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario to celebrate International Women’s Day

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Cecilia Diocson, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada
Rachel Gorman, Professor at York University
Tania Das Gupta, Professor at York University
Evelyn Encalada, Researcher and community organizer

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6 to 8pm
York University, 313 Student Centre

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 7 to 9pm
University of Toronto, OISE 5250

CO-ORGANIZED BY UKPC@YORK AND UofT
Ugnayan ng Kabtaang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance
at York University and the University of Toronto

Part of the “Worker’s Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization” Conference Educational Series

In celebration of International Women’s Day, members of the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario in collaboration with UKPC at York and UofT are welcoming all to a forum that aims to heighten women’s resistance against neoliberal globalization. The forum is set to take place at both York University and the University of Toronto, where guest speakers Ms. Cecilia Diocson, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada,  York University professors Dr. Rachel Gorman and Dr. Tania Das Gupta, as well as researcher and community organizer Evelyn Encalada, will invite everyone to join in a dynamic discussion about the impacts of neoliberalism that strike at the core of our very lives as women.

Amidst the onslaught of the crisis of neoliberal globalization, women all over the world are facing intensifying oppression and exploitation, particularly as the commodification of their labour and sexuality are upholding the global economy. Thus, the intensifying attacks of neoliberal globalization present both grueling demands and an exciting challenge—as it relegates women’s labour and sexuality as commodities for sale, women also have the opportunity to act not merely as economic units but also as agents for our own emancipation and collective liberation. This forum will build solidarity amongst all women, workers and youth to reclaim not only the women’s movement but also to advance their place in the struggle for all of humanity.

For more information, contact:
Qara Clemente or Charie Siddayao
(416) 519-2553
pwc-on@magkaisacentre.org
www.magkaisacentre.org

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