Fundamental is a mini docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. Learn more about the series here.
Monday, June 15th, at 4pm-5pm EST: Episode 5: Rising Power (United States) - Facilitated by Erienne Roberts (Athletics) and RahK Lash (Center for IDEAS). Tonight we will screen the 17-minute episode and then reflect on what we watched. There will be a guided discussion for all attendees to participate in.
This event will be the fifth of a 6-part series. To see the entire series of events, please refer to this Intercom post.
In an increasingly polarized and racially segregated United States, white supremacy and patriarchy are thriving. Conservative and liberal leaders alike refuse to address the outsized impact of institutional and systemic violence on people of color, women, and queer and gender non-conforming people.
“Rising Power” brings us to Madison, Wisconsin, where we meet community organizers Kabzuag and M, co-directors of Freedom, Inc. What began as a sexual assault support group has grown into an organization at the forefront of battles over education reform, police brutality, land access and ownership, women’s safety and security, and mental health. Driven by their own intimate experiences of violence and poverty, M and Kabzuag have carved out a space for multiracial, multilingual, and multigenerational community members to disrupt a broken system, equipping Black, Hmong, and Khmer women, queer, and gender non-conforming folks with the tools they need to confront oppression in all facets of their lives and ultimately build a roadmap toward shared liberation.
To receive the zoom link and pre/post-event materials, please register on Cognito or Engage. These events count as "Leading in a Diverse World" SLI credit - students who register in Engage and attend all 6 events can earn a certificate.
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