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Individual appointment


Sowing and Nurturing Feminism & Intersectional Feminism and Queer Political Ecology in La Via Campesina.

Content of the event


Nettie Wiebe: Sowing and nurturing feminism: how gender parity and women in leadership have shaped La Via Campesina.


Drawing on my personal experiences as one of the first leaders of the global movement La Via Campesina, I will share some of the history of women's work and leadership in the movement. It remains a challenge to make progress toward equity, transforming food systems, and protecting social and biological diversity in a "deeply patriarchal" industry.But the past struggles and strategies of agricultural feminists for gender equality, an end to violence against women, and recognition of women's work, knowledge, and leadership can continue to provide guidance and hope.


Dee Woods: Intersectional feminism and queer political ecology in La Via Campesina.


An exploration of gendered political ecologies in La Via Campesina, looking at the feminist framework of intersectionality and the participation of gender and sexual diversity in the struggle for food sovereignty.


Language: English with German translation via Zoom


Info about the Advisers


Nettie Wiebe

Professor Emerita at St. Andrew's College, University of Saskatchewan, practices organic grain and legume farming and ranching on the Canadian prairies. She held elected leadership positions in the National Farmers Union (NFU) for 10 years and was President when the NFU became a founding member of the global Via Campesina movement. She is a member of IPES-Food (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems).


Deirdre (Dee) Woods

is a food and agriculture activist who works for good food for all and a just, equitable food system by attacking the systemic barriers that affect marginalized communities and food producers.
Dee's work is at the intersection of food and agriculture, particularly in the areas of intersectionality, diversity, equity and anti-oppression, decolonization, reparations, right to food and nutrition, participatory policymaking, community food systems, food system change, food commons, agroecology, and food sovereignty. Dee is Director and Food Justice Coordinator at the Landworkers Alliance, the UK affiliate of La Via Campesina.

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