Can Women’s Movements Save The World?

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Online, Off campus

Moderated by Mi-Ai Parrish, Managing Director, ASU Media Enterprise

2020 was the year that women emerged indisputably as the world’s most successful leaders, from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s COVID responses to German Chancellor Angela Merkel saving the eurozone and minimizing damage from Brexit. But perhaps more important was the growing success of transnational feminist movements. What is next for these movements, especially in many Middle Eastern and African countries, where progress for women has been incremental? What setbacks have the pandemic and authoritarianism caused for women and social movements?

Pardis Mahdavi, dean of social sciences in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, visits Zócalo on International Women’s Day to discuss the most promising opportunities right now for transnational women’s movements to save our world. Join the discussion live at 5:30 p.m. MST.

Co-sponsored with the ASU Global Human Rights Hub.

Event for: Teens (13-17), Adults, Current students, Faculty and staff

Event category: Arts and Culture, Lectures & Educational Programs

Hosting/Sponsoring organization/Unit: Zócalo Public Square

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