The Feminism Telesummit

In this Telesummit, you will hear about diplomacy at the highest levels on women's rights, how Women's Studies Professors are changing worldviews, ancient history that bridges the gap between academia and grassroots education, journalism that focuses on women's health in African and African American communities, sustaining Feminism through lending libraries, how women farmers are changing agriculture, the connections between women's rights and animal rights, between environment and gender, and global cultural connections that are medicine for women's spirits.

Feminism and Sustainability are two Collective Quests that touch every aspect of our lives. Feminism has always brought hope and truth to whatever issue it touches. Feminism has greatly facilitated women’s complex experiences, actions, and solutions being examined and treated with the respect they deserve – linking women’s emancipation with the care of the earth, economics, education, health, justice, and world news, indeed every aspect of our lives.

We’ll talk about the Sustainability of Feminism, and the important role that Feminism plays in real, lasting, and global  sustainability. No matter what your experience or understanding of Feminism is, you will be strengthened -- and your resolve to build alliances for the future will be restored.


"Climate Change as a catalyst to transform our broken economic and cultural priorities. Inspiring movements that have already begun this process... Either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option." Naomi Klein's newest book, This Changes Everything

Meet Your Feminists

Feminism Telesummit - Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement with Lisa Kemmerer

"Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement is not new—it’s part of our culture and has been in the movement since women first started working to protect animals! Male privilege and white privilege are connected with human privilege—they are connected with the problem of animal abuse. We need to recognize these interconnections and make the necessary changes in our lives if we want to bring change. Going vegan is critical, but we also have to root out sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression to welcome a world of peace." Lisa Kemmerer

Dr. Kasongo-Robinson, African & African American Health
Professor Bonnie Morris, Women’s Role in Sustaining Civilization

Bonnie Morris shares her experiences as a Women's Studies Professor. Stories of international students and events, the next generation of students, and women's longevity. She says, "Feminists have been successful in making Women's Studies successful, it's now mainstream to take Women's Studies."

Professor Gail Dines, Growing Up in a Porn Culture

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women's-e-News. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism and is a prize-winning investigative reporter. We simply do not know how many women in the U.S. die due to complications related to pregnancy and birth. 

Dr. Asoka Bandarge, Women and Sustainability
Ursula Miniszewski, The Environment and Women’s Rights - What’s the Connection?
Cultural Theorist, Judy Grahn, The View From Metaformia
Journalist Rita Henley Jensen, Why Are The Mothers Dying?

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women's-e-News. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism and is a prize-winning investigative reporter. We simply do not know how many women in the U.S. die due to complications related to pregnancy and birth. 

Scholar & Artist, Max Dashu, Why Our History Is Important -- and Juicy
Professor Lisa Kemmerer, Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice
Denise O'Brien, Women, Food and Agriculture
Advocate and Activist, Carol J. Adams, Sexual Politics of Meat
Debbie Schwartz, Sustaining Feminism: Steinem Sisters Collection
Co-Host, Carolyn Gage, Lesbian Feminist Playwright, Author & Activist


Dr. Melissa Farley - Fracking & Trafficking

In this podcast, psychologist Melissa Farley explains her understanding of the intimately connected  exploitation of women and exploitation of the earth. Multinational corporations and governments designate so-called "sacrifice zones" for resource extraction and in the process they exploit both men and women.  Poor men are exploited for their labor, and women are provided to pacify them after what is usually miserable and dangerous labor. Eventually, when the resources are depleted or the land is destroyed, or environmentalists protest, and the resource extraction stops, the sex trade nonetheless continues. In sexist cultures where women can't make enough to survive, prostitution becomes entrenched. Melissa Farley quotes Lisa Brunner, White Earth Ojibwe at the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, and anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday.

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