This Monday March 23rd at 1pm on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine Lisa Dettmer speaks with three pre-eminent Feminist activist scholars: Margo Okazawa-Rey, Paola Bacchetta, and Gwyn Kirk who provide an overview of contemporary intersectional and transnational feminism with a special attention to issues of race, class, sexuality and coloniality. They discuss feminism’s importance in their lives and work, the importance of having an analysis of power, and they also address some of the myths and stereotypes prevalent among many about what feminism looks like.
Paola Bacchetta is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of California at Berkeley, and a globally renowned feminist, lesbian and Queer of Color scholar and activist. She has published six books and over 60 professional articles in English and many different languages. She has been active in decolonial, anti-capitalist, pro-immigration, anti-racism feminist and Queer of color movements in the U.S., India, France and Italy.
Margo Okazawa-Rey is an activist and educator working on issues of militarism, armed conflict, and violence against Women examined intersectionally. She has long-standing activist commitments in South Korea and has been associated with the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling in Palestine.
Gwyn Kirk is a scholar-activist concerned with genuine security and creating a sustainable world. She has taught Women’s and gender studies at U.S. colleges and universities for 30 years. She publishes a textbook/anthology, Gendered Lives: Intersectional Perspectives co-edited with Margo Okazawa-Rey and has written widely on eco-feminism, militarism, and women’s peace organizing.