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Weaving Systemic Alternatives from the Global South

11 May 2021 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm Asia/KolkataDea

Dear Friends,

As the world struggles to find ways out of multiple global crises (ecological, climate, inequality, health), we need to heed myriad voices emerging in the Global South from Indigenous Peoples and other local rural and urban communities that are working on thousands of alternatives covering the full range of human concerns (food, water, health, education, livelihoods, governance, culture, justice) while attempting to sustain all life on earth. These alternatives, grounded in specific ecological and socio-economic contexts, are based on diverse worldviews and ethics that are profoundly different from the currently dominant system, but unfortunately are often isolated and fragmented.

Register now for this free 90 minute webinar organized by EDGE Funders Alliance and Global Tapestry of Alternatives (GTA) where you can learn about systemic alternatives, through examples and experiences from various GTA core team members from different parts of the world, and hear how they have been weaving together myriad networks of alternatives across the world to enable cross-cultural and cross-sectoral collaborations, mutual learning and critical engagement to collectively envision possible futures, and organize a critical mass for macro-change. Interpretation in Spanish will be available.

Alejandra Jiménez Ramírez (Mexico)
Activist in grassroots and indigenous socio-environmental movements, feminist, and rhizomatic weaver. Born in Mexico City, but self-exiled in the mountains and indigenous worldviews. Currently collaborates in Crianza Mutua México network and in Unitierra Oaxaca.
Arturo Escobar (Colombia)Arturo is a Colombian activist-researcher, working on territorial struggles against extractivism and on post-development regional transitions, and ontological design. He taught anthropology and political ecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill until 2018.
Ashish Kothari (India)Founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has (co)authored or (co)edited over 30 books, including Pluriverse and Alternative Futures, and helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam and Radical Ecological Democracy processes.
Marta Musić (ex-Yugoslavia)A decolonial, feminist activist-researcher. Her work as a transnational movement organizer mainly consists of building bridges between struggles, movements and initiatives and creating networks of solidarity.
Vasna Ramasar (South Africa)Academic and activist from South Africa living and working in Sweden. She has always been involved in environmental justice, politics of environment and alternatives to development.

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