How Logical is Biological? On Climate & Gender Justice through a Queer Ecofeminist Lens

byTransition Days
📅30th June 2024
16:30
📍Schluechthaus, Hollerich
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5 Rue de l’Abattoir
1111 Luxembourg

A keynote speech from Dr. Asmae Ourkiya.

Description from the speaker:

In my keynote speech, titled “How Logical is Biological? On Climate & Gender Justice through a Queer Ecofeminist Lens”, I explore the intersections of climate and gender justice from a queer ecofeminist perspective. The speech challenges the traditional notions of biological determinism and essentialism that have been used to justify social inequalities.

Through various examples, I demonstrate natural diversity in humans and other-than-human species, and I argue that embracing this diversity is essential for achieving ecological balance and social justice. This presentation highlights how marginalized communities, including women and LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, are disproportionately affected by climate change but also play crucial roles in environmental activism, and incorporates intersectional queer ecofeminism as a tool to intersect climate justice with gender and social justice.