Virtual Women's March (+Special Guest Speaker & Social Hour!)
Start: Friday, January 22, 2021• 4:00 PM • Arizona (GMT-07:00)
End: Friday, January 22, 2021• 6:00 PM • Arizona (GMT-07:00)
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Concerned people from around the world have marched in sisterhood and solidarity for the equal rights of women. It’s no secret that economic, social, and environmental crises disproportionately impact women, especially women of color, and marginalized communities around the globe by deepening inequality and injustice.
Join us for this very special event to acknowledge inequity but celebrate the power of women coming together. After a presentation by our guest speaker, we are excited to welcome you to a Social Hour for a special discussion and sharing stories.
Special Guest Speaker - Dr. Frances Julia Riemer
How Women Will Lead Us to a More Sustainable Future
Dr. Riemer will explore and discuss the many issues of social justice and gender inequity in a changing climate. It’s no secret that climate impacts disproportionately disrupt and burden the lives of women and makes them more vulnerable to gender-based violence. Women make up a majority of the world’s impoverished population, and as the primary food growers and water collectors, they’re hardest hit by floods and droughts. Unequal participation in decision-making processes and labor markets compound these effects and prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making, and implementation. Despite these challenges, women are beginning to band together around the world in grassroots efforts to protect and preserve the environment and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
This event is sponsored by Northern Arizona Climate Change, Prescott Indivisible, Yavapai Women's March, Planned Parenthood & Defend Our Future Arizona.
Frances Julia Riemer is an educational anthropologist, feminist, and traveler extraordinaire. She has worked and traveled in the US, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Her ethnographic research focuses on issues of equity and access, gender, sustainable communities, women’s crafts and tourism, cultural difference and social organization. She is a Fulbright scholar, and her work has been supported by the Spencer Foundation and the National Academy of Education.
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