Preparatory Teach-in on Migrant Justice
Doing Feminism in the Pandemic invites you to an informal teach-in, to learn and reflect on migrant justice and anti-racist organizing in Montreal and Canada. This gathering will help us prepare for our upcoming event with Solidarity Across Borders: a local grassroots network, comprised of migrants and supporters. Members of this group will be speaking to us about collective organizing during the pandemic, and their Status for All campaign. The date of this event will be announced shortly.
The goal of our teach-in will be to:
– educate ourselves on some issues facing non-status people in Montreal and Canada. We will read some preparatory material to discuss, starting with this statement, this call to action and this petition.
– reflect on what we can offer grassroots organizers, using our academic platforms and networks.
– formulate questions for our guests.
“Doing Feminism in the Pandemic” is conceived as a collective, process-based living archive. Based on the Slack platform, it invites in-process reflections, “hundreds”, keywords, conversations, prompts, and encounters amongst its participants. It is organized around four streams: “The Crisis was Already Here” (#thecrisiswasalreadyhere), “What does COVID-19 teach us?” (#emergentmodels), “What is the ‘Everyday’ of the Pandemic?” (#theeveryday), and “Reading Space” for sharing links, articles or other material (#whatimreading). Each stream includes some preliminary thoughts and questions to begin an open, process-based, collective conversation.
Alongside the living archive, the Feminist Media Studio is organizing a series of Zoom conversations, artistic prompts, and roundtable discussions with members of numerous communities (academic, artistic and activist) vital to doing intersectional, antiracist, queer, and decolonial feminisms, which participating FMS members can attend, and which will form a vital part of the living archive itself and its various collaborative contributions.