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08.09.2020

Shakespeare Festival in South Africa Performed by An All Woman Cast

Shakespeare Festival in South Africa Performed by An All Woman Cast

“Theatre will rise again,” declared James Ngcobo, artistic director of the renowned Market Theatre in Johannesburg. “COVID hasn’t stifled our passion, just moved it into another space.” This month, Ngcobo is spotlighting speeches from some of Shakespeare’s iconic plays, mostly written for male characters but acted here by women. Reversing… »

05.09.2020

25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’

25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’

Exactly 25 years after the historic world conference in Beijing on the advancement and equality of women, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency declared on Friday that “its significance is undimmed”. Looking back on the Fourth World Conference on Women in the Chinese capital, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile… »

04.09.2020

Multiconvergence Of Global Networks: The Second Meeting And Dialogue About The Initiative

Multiconvergence Of Global Networks: The Second Meeting And Dialogue About The Initiative

The 2nd virtual meeting entitled “Multiconvergence of Global Networks”, held on August 29, 2020, was attended by representatives of eleven international networks and took place in an atmosphere of rich exchanges. The meeting was marked by the great diversity of approaches and the unity in the common engagement for a… »

30.08.2020

The Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

The Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

Last Sunday, Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer in Kenosha Wisconsin, fired seven shots, at point-blank into the back of 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake as Blake leaned into his car. Inside the car were Blake’s three sons, aged 3, 5 and 8. While Blake miraculously survived, a viral video… »

29.08.2020

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’: On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’: On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington

“We’ve been here before, but this time we know that it is necessary to redefine public safety in order to save black lives.” by Julia Conley An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” March in Washington, D.C. on Friday as racial justice advocates… »

27.08.2020

The 2nd Meeting of Global Networks is Approaching

The 2nd Meeting of Global Networks is Approaching

As we have already published, next Saturday, August 29th¹ we will meet, in an open meeting, members of 9 global networks, to promote mutual understanding and the possibility of collective action. With this article, we offer documents of the networks², to facilitate the dialogue and exchange… »

18.08.2020

Second Meeting of Global Networks

Second Meeting of Global Networks

Dear friends, we invite you to the 2nd Virtual Meeting for Multiconvergence of Global Networks 29th August 2020 (Saturday 16th to 18:30h, Paris time)   Objectives To discuss the possibilities of deepening the articulation of our networks.A first proposal to be considered: writing a common letter of presentation of our… »

17.08.2020

Bells Toll for India’s Diversity and Democracy

Bells Toll for India’s Diversity and Democracy

Viewpoint by Shastri Ramachandaran * August is a month of memories for India with memorable dates redolent of history, freedom and politics. August 15, with that unforgettably evocative ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is, doubtless, the most important of the dates observed. Inextricably linked to… »

01.08.2020

John Lewis and My Montgomery

John Lewis and My Montgomery

By Nan Frydland When John Lewis headed to Montgomery in 1958, I did, too. He was going to meet Martin Luther King, and my mother was taking me to meet my grandparents. My mother was no stranger to Montgomery, having lived there until the Great Migration swept her parents up… »

19.07.2020

Trump Doesn’t Like You

Trump Doesn’t Like You

By Henry Cruz Our current Commander in Chief has been calling people that look like me bad hombres.   For a Nerd like me, that’s an upgrade. (I’m strongly considering tattooing bad hombre over my belly). I can also see in my future a ‘nasty woman’ belly t-shirt – and a… »

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