Launching a series of webinars: Feminists for the Right to the City
The right to the city involves being able to live in, move around in, and use the resources of a city, but also to take part in debates and the decisions that involve the daily functioning, the construction, and the transformation of urban spaces. This ideal is rarely achieved because patriarchy, capitalism, ableism, racism, colonialism and heteronormativity are obstacles to feeling safe, going to and using places and services, finding reasonable housing, and being heard and participating in decision-making processes.
What kind of city do we want to live in?
The Table des groupes de femmes de Montréal will attempt to respond to this question in the webinar series Feminists for the Right to the City. These virtual events will introduce various intersectional feminist perspectives to explore the spaces that shape Tio’tià:ke/Montreal island. Together, we will identify the issues that serve as obstacles to the right to the city and discover what actions we can take to make the city more inclusive.
Each webinar will begin with a panel of representatives from women’s groups and mixed-gender organizations. They will brush a portrait of the issues that cause obstacles to accessing dedicated spaces for culture and recreation, local businesses and services, nature, work, public spaces, mobility-centred spaces, and places to live. They will then present the projects, practices, or tools established by their organization, as well as ideas for actions to solve the lack of safety, representation, accessibility, and equality of access to these spaces. Workshops will follow to identify the main obstacles, the perspectives, and the demands that feminists can use for a more inclusive city.
These webinars are on Zoom.
Simultaneous English, French and LSQ interpretation available.
How can we develop lively neighbourhoods while considering accessibility and adaptations to the realities of everyone who lives there?
How can we feel safer and use the principles of universal design to move freely and use parks, public squares, streets, public transit, and bike paths?