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7:30pm–8:30pm

Take Back the Fight

with Nora Loreto
Hosted by The Hill Times’ Erica Ifill

Take Back the Fight

with Nora Loreto
Hosted by The Hill Times’ Erica Ifill
26
Monday
Apr
7:30pm
Nora Loreto

Economist, columnist. entrepreneur, activist, and podcaster, Erica Ifill hosts a conversation with Nora Loreto, journalist, activist, co-host of the Sandy and Nora podcast and the author of Take Back The Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age .

 

In her book, Loretto argues that two decades of neoliberalism have destroyed a structured, pan-regional feminist movement in Canada. As a result, new generations of feminists have come to age without ever seeing the force that an organized social movement can have in democratic society. They have never benefited from the knowledge, the debates, the actions, the mass mobilizations or the leadership that all accompany a social movement and instead organize in decentralized silos. 

 

In Take Back The Fight, Nora Loreto examines the state of modern feminism in Canada and argues that feminists must organize to take back feminism from politicians, business leaders and journalists who distort and obscure its power. Furthermore, Loreto urges todays activists to overcome the challenges that sank the movement decades ago, to stop centering whiteness as the quintessential woman’s experience, and to find ways to rebuild the communities that have been obliterated by neoliberal economic policies

 

Books are available from our friends at  Perfect Books . You can also get this book from Fernwood with the discount code: TBTFOTW10

 

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