Course: Feminist leadership, movement building and rights institute—East Africa

CREA's eighth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute in East Africa is a residential programme, designed to strengthen feminist solidarity, leadership advocacy, and strategies for building collective power for social transformation.

This year, the Institute in a new form and design, looks at engaging feminists from across the region to build a substantive understanding of our present - a time that is witness to the emergence of majoritarian right wing ideologies with a shrinking space for dissent and dialogue; neoliberalism with new forms of economic injustices; and a growing regime of surveillance and censorship. The possibilities and challenges of digital and social media on the one hand, and the emergence of new modes of popular protest, and contestations around heteronormativity and able-bodied-ness on the other, are some of the realities that define the current context. The course will seek to encourage and enable participants to:

  • Interrogate concepts such as nation, identity and development that affect our struggles and strategies by reshaping the discourse and practices of patriarchy and gender.
  • Explore different forms of leadership through feminist journeys, histories and standpoints across generations.
  • Build new and collaborative modes of resistance in the face of emerging configurations of power.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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Sunday, July 8, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day)