Putting Black Feminists at the Center: A Conversation Hosted by the Black Feminist Fund

The BFF hosted a countdown event leading up to the 2021 Generation Equality Forum in Paris. The Generation Equality Forum is a global movement for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. Event Date: June 28, 2021

Black feminist movements globally are at the forefront of some of the most important social changes of our time. From the U.S., to Nigeria, to Colombia and France, Black women and non-binary people have a long tradition of contributing to social movements for justice, peace and equality. Black feminist theory is also shaping policy and thought. Yet, Black feminism is often not considered a global conversation, worthy of a particular space for discussion, nor are Black feminist movements adequately resourced. This session argues, from an intergenerational panel of Black feminists in business, philanthropy, policy making, activism and academia, that Black feminisms are the antidote to a world facing multiple crises. Moderated and hosted by the first ever global Black Feminist Fund, we will hear from our speakers why that is, how Black women and feminist agendas are a critical international and global issue, and what it means to resource Black feminist movements.

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