The relevance of Decoloniality for a (south) African Woman's Day?
Dr Fatima Seedat (African Gender Institute, UCT)
Dr Alude Mahali (Senior Research Specialist, HSD)
Dr Benita Moolman, HSRC
Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venues: Pretoria, Durban, PE and Cape Town
Decolonisation has a historical presence beyond the now, yet it is only more recently that decolonisation has become the approach used to specify and speak about the particular, transformational moment. In the past 3 years, university students have galvanised social momentum on the urgency to de-colonise university education and university spaces.
The #Rhodesmustfall and the #feesmustfall movements have created visibility of the deep seated colonial institutionalisation that still pervades firstly, governance and institutional structures and practices; and secondly, our means of relating to each other and with each other. It is time for change. In this moment of reflecting on the continued significance of the Women’s Struggle of 1956, it is an opportune time to reflect on the significance of decoloniality for contemporary women’s struggles. Using a decolonial approach, how can we strengthen the fight for womxn’s freedom and how should we re-configure activist, research and academic practices, and structures to meaningfully create change for womxn?
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