4TH ANNUAL GLOBAL ECOFEMINISM CONFERENCE
Santa Monica College
Saturday, April 22nd
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicAffairs/Sustainability/Pages/Ecofem.aspx
I’ll be delivering an Introduction to Ecofeminism at 11 am.
Roots and Blossoms of Ecofeminism
by Charlotte L. Cressey
Ecofeminism is rooted in the possibility of creating a more harmonious and happy world.
Ecofeminism is a philosophy and action which identifies a pattern of patriarchal domination as the root cause of violence, oppression, and destruction in the world. Ecofeminism posits reverence for life and empathy as the antidotes to domination.
This presentation will illuminate the ways women, nature, and animals are simultaneously linked and degraded in the language, psyche, and behavior of modern patriarchal humanity. We will explore the myriad manifestations of this dominator paradigm and how it limits us all as individuals. Ecofeminism offers solutions of personal, political, and collective empowerment to address the urgent needs of modern humanity, the billions of animals humans use-abuse, and nature.
The moment is ripe with potential. Ecofeminism provides us insights and beautiful blossoms that support the full flourishing of all life.