Book Discussion – High-Risk Feminism in Colombia by Dr. Julia Zulver

Come share your ideas and explore researched global policy through stories of a highly successful early career professional working in Global Affairs.

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Latin American Studies program at UBC are co- hosting the presentation of Dr. Julia Zulver´s new book: High-Risk Feminism in Colombia: Women’s Mobilization in Violent Contexts, on Monday, September 26th, 2022, at C. K. Choi room 120, from 1:00-2:00 PM (PST).

Venue (Hybrid Event): Room 120, C.K. Choi, 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, with live stream.

This talk will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh), and skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) peoples.

Please register to this event by Friday, Sept 23, 12 pm for either in-person or live stream tickets. *Limited Seating*. Register here

Lunch is available for in-person guests.

The book documents the experiences and hardships of marginalized women’s organizations that united to demand gender justice during and in the aftermath of Colombia’s armed conflict. It explains the gendered underpinnings of why women engage in feminist mobilization, even when this exposes them to high levels of risk. Dr. Zulver follows four organizations that break traditional gender norms and defy armed groups’ who seek social and territorial control, and provides enriching evidence on how women can surmount the barriers to mobilization when they come together and frame their actions in terms of resistance rather than fear.

Dr. Zulver will speak about the research and advocacy work involved in creating the book, the current Colombian context that brought a Black woman with a trajectory of social activism to the Vice Presidency, and the policy recommendations that emerge from her research. To finish, she will explore the opportunities and challenges of building gendered peace in a country struggling to move beyond its history of armed conflict.

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Co-hosted by: The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; and Latin American Studies at UBC.