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Radical Eco-Feminist West Coast Spring Tour 2008

Radical Eco-Feminist West Coast Spring Tour 2008
Press Release
Date of release: immediately
Stephanie Boston, Rising Tide North America

Radical Eco-Feminist West Coast Spring Tour 2008
This Spring, two womyn from the Portland Animal Defense League, Rising Tide North America and Stumptown Earth First! will be on tour in your area with an interactive and engaging presentation.
They will be offering a two hour presentation on radical eco-feminism and environmental ethics.
Eco-feminism is the social movement that regards the oppression of women and nature as interconnected. It is one of the few movements and analysis that actually connects two movements. Radical eco-feminist theorists have extended their analysis to consider the interconnections between sexism, the domination of nature (including animals), and also racism and social inequalities. Consequently it is now better understood as a movement working against the interconnected oppressions of gender, ethnicity, class and nature. ( http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/twine/ecofem/whatisecofeminism.html)

Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings, and also the value and moral status of the environment and its nonhuman contents. It is the connection of deep ecology, feminist environmental ethics, and social ecology to politics.
( http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-environmental)

This is a two part workshop which dives into recognizing the need for radical analysis over reformist thinking- working to drastically change the system rather than working within it. Using the method of popular education called a mind-map, the presentation draws direct links and parallels between radical-feminism and environmentalism exploring eco-activisms' need for radical feminism. And finally, it displays the reasons it is so important to include animal liberation into the radical-feminist-environmental analysis. It is interactive and provides plenty of time for discussion.

You may have seen part of this workshop at the EF! Rendezvous in Indiana or on the Rising Tide North America Climate Justice Action Tour last summer.

Northwest stops include:

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union #294
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR

March 23-
Evergreen State College
Sem II E1107
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA

March 24-
Reed College
Grey Campus Center, Room 34
3203 SE Woodstock BVLD
Portland, OR

Tour schedule is as follows:

March 22- Portland- PSU
March 23- Olympia- Evergreen
March 24- Portland- Reed College
March 26- Arcata- Humboldt State
March 27- San Francisco- Rainforest Action Network Office
March 28- Berkeley- The Long Haul Infoshop
March 29- Oakland- Mills College
March 30- San Francisco
March 31- San Francisco
April 1- Santa Cruz- UCSC
April 2- Santa Cruz- UCSC
April 3- San Luis Obispo- Cal Poly

Interviews available by email. Contact:


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