Responding to the Far-Right: Contemporary Feminist Movements, Mobilizations, Protests, and Collective Actions.

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)

Language: English

Over the past few years, many far-right political groups have proliferated in the West. The rise in anti-immigrant, islamophobic, racist, and sexist calls from these groups has galvanized women’s marches and feminist movements around the world. Case in point: The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, women’s marches were held all over the world to challenge the political values he promotes to instead call for the rights of women, LGBTQ, immigrant, and racialized communities. This panel examines the feminist movements and collective actions that have (re)emerged since 2015 amid the growth of far-right politics.

Topics can include:

  • Alliances between feminist movements and other movements (i.e. anti-war, anti-globalization, disability rights movements)
  • The role of social media in contemporary feminist movements.
  • The relationship between local and global feminisms.
  • Creative methods of feminist protest
  • Comparisons with earlier feminist movements and collective action
  • What emotions are generated through contemporary feminist movements, protests and mobilizations?
Session Organizer:
Gada MAHROUSE, Concordia University, Canada
Gada MAHROUSE, Concordia University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Black Monday and Womens' Strike in Poland: Lessons from the Field.
Grzegorz PIOTROWSKI, Sodertorn University, Sweden