Public meeting and discussion with author Janet Biehl who will talk about the new women’s science of “Jineology” and the revolutionary transformation of eduction. She has visited Rojava twice and will report on her recent visit. You can view a video of the event here.
The meeting will be opened by Melanie Gingell, barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Chaired by Elif Sarican, Kurdish Student Union
Date: Friday 23 October 6.30pm
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Since the summer of 2012, when a social and political revolution occurred in Rojava (western Kurdistan in Syria) and new self-governing institutions were set up based on the political model known as “democratic confederalism” the basic educational philosophy has been shifting to a new system emphasizing the whole person, the local production of knowledge, hands-on learning, critical thinking, and preparation for active social life. Moreover, the traditional production of knowledge in a masculine mentality that supports patriarchal society is being replaced by Jineoloji, or “women’s science.” This curriculum accords with the centrality of women to the Rojava Revolution, which has the goal of ensuring that women play an equal role to men in all institutions and organizations.
Janet Biehl is the author of numerous books and articles on social ecology, most recently Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin, from Oxford University Press (2015), She visited Rojava in December 2014 and again in October 2015. She blogs at Biehlonbookchin.com. Publishers page
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The meeting is called by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Roj Women’s Group
For information contact: Peace in Kurdistan Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com
Contacts Estella Schmid 020 7586 5892 & Melanie Sirinathsingh – Tel: 020 7272 7890