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LiisBeth reports on and celebrates the work happening at the intersection of feminism + entrepreneurship + innovation. Our freedom dream envisions a care-centered, fair, inclusive, post capitalist economy. Our stories centre the enterprises, ideas, research and lived experiences lighting the way.

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Feminist in Law

Darlene Tonelli didn’t set out to create a feminist law firm but practicing what she believed led to one.

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a post for the FOLD 2021 festival for writers

May 1-15, 2021
SEMINARS 12:00 PM-9:00 PM EST EACH DAY

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson (and recent guest on LiisBeth’s The Fine Print show). 

Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries.

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group.

Noteworthy Events

In this doing-not-telling workshop series by LiisBeth publisher and entreepreneur PK Mutch, you will have the opportunity to map out your own project or enterprise ecosystems, apply intersectional feminist principles to ecosystem management, identify critical gaps, plus identify new opportunities and “triple plays” that can help your project or enterprise breakthrough.

Session One: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM EST, April 15
COST: Varies
Sign up for the event by registering for the Feminist Enterprise Commons (FEC)—a Zuckerberg-free space digital co-working space by LiisBeth—here!

In this intimate workshop by LiisBeth publisher and entrepreneur PK Mutch, participants will discover a whole systems way to look at resourcing your enterprise plus how to assess feasibility by learning how to create a three year cash/resource flow model that like a magic crystal ball, will give you clear insight into whether or not your enterprise idea, as conceived, is truly sustainable and capable of helping you generate the impact plus life you intended to create with this idea.

Saturday, April 3, 2021
3:30 PM EST 

Cost: Varies
Sign up for the event by registering for the Feminist Enterprise Commons (FEC)—a Zuckerberg-free space digital co-working space by LiisBeth—here!

The Covid-19 pandemic and accelerating climate change have laid bare the horrifying nature of global capitalism. We have no choice but to imagine different socio-political-technical configurations—a massively complex endeavor. 

This course—a theory-driven seminar-studio hybrid—asks what a post-capitalist, post-scarcity society might look like, and how design is done in such a society. It will critically engage with ideas about automation and ask what design means when basic human needs are met, economic growth is no longer an imperative, and necessary labor is shared and not relegated to certain classes of society.

Date: Sunday, April 11 to Thursday, Apri 15, 2021

Cost: Approx $150 Cdn

Register

 

 

 

At LEAF’s closing event on personhood and gender equality in 2021 and beyond, please join our four esteemed speakers to explore the feminist intersectional imperative to include all women in feminism, as well as to dream beyond the binary and open up to gender justice for all. Our speakers will discuss how they do or don’t take up and inhabit feminism and feminist struggle as part of their identities and work – and why.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM EST 
Cost: FREE!

Register here. 

Feminist Foundations for Business
This workshop is for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, coaches, and teachers who want to bring feminist ideas into their business and want a contemporary, coherent picture of concepts at the core of many different feminist conversations. 
Monday, April 19, 2021
Cost: $15-$40.00

Register here. 

Join Françoise Vergès and chair Lola Olufemi for a launch event to mark the release of Françoise’s book A Decolonial Feminism, published by Pluto Press. Centring anticolonialism and anti-racism within an intersectional Marxist feminism, the book puts forward an urgent demand to free ourselves from the capitalist, imperialist forces that oppress us.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 
2:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!
Register here.

Join us for an interactive webinar explaining what Eco-Feminism means and how we can channel some of these ideas into modern environmental activism.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Cost: Free

Register here

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson (also a guest on LiisBeth’s The Fine Print show) . In May 2016, the first festival devoted to underrepresented authors and storytellers was presented in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries.

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group

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Feminist in Law

Darlene Tonelli didn’t set out to create a feminist law firm but practicing what she believed led to one.

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MAR 31
6:45-8:00PM EST

Join Lana Pesch for intimate conversations with feminist authors at The Feminist Enterprise Commons.

Noteworthy Events

In this doing-not-telling workshop series by LiisBeth publisher and entreepreneur PK Mutch, you will have the opportunity to map out your own project or enterprise ecosystems, apply intersectional feminist principles to ecosystem management, identify critical gaps, plus identify new opportunities and “triple plays” that can help your project or enterprise breakthrough.

Session One: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM EST, April 15
COST: Varies
Sign up for the event by registering for the Feminist Enterprise Commons (FEC)—a Zuckerberg-free space digital co-working space by LiisBeth—here!

In this intimate workshop by LiisBeth publisher and entrepreneur PK Mutch, participants will discover a whole systems way to look at resourcing your enterprise plus how to assess feasibility by learning how to create a three year cash/resource flow model that like a magic crystal ball, will give you clear insight into whether or not your enterprise idea, as conceived, is truly sustainable and capable of helping you generate the impact plus life you intended to create with this idea.

Saturday, April 3, 2021
3:30 PM EST 

Cost: Varies
Sign up for the event by registering for the Feminist Enterprise Commons (FEC)—a Zuckerberg-free space digital co-working space by LiisBeth—here!

The Covid-19 pandemic and accelerating climate change have laid bare the horrifying nature of global capitalism. We have no choice but to imagine different socio-political-technical configurations—a massively complex endeavor. 

This course—a theory-driven seminar-studio hybrid—asks what a post-capitalist, post-scarcity society might look like, and how design is done in such a society. It will critically engage with ideas about automation and ask what design means when basic human needs are met, economic growth is no longer an imperative, and necessary labor is shared and not relegated to certain classes of society.

Date: Sunday, April 11 to Thursday, Apri 15, 2021

Cost: Approx $150 Cdn

Register

 

 

 

Join authors Bishakh Som (Apsara Engine, Spellbound), Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky, The City in the Middle of the Night), Neon Yang (The Tensorate Series), Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife, Magic for Liars), and Taneka Stotts (The ELEMENTS series, the Beyond series) for a discussion on trans and nonbinary narratives in science fiction and the fluidity of gender (or lack there of!) in multiple far futures. Moderating the night’s discussion will be author Daniel Lavery. This event will be held on Zoom and will be live streamed to The Strand’s Facebook Page.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 
8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST 

Cost: Free
Register here 

At LEAF’s closing event on personhood and gender equality in 2021 and beyond, please join our four esteemed speakers to explore the feminist intersectional imperative to include all women in feminism, as well as to dream beyond the binary and open up to gender justice for all. Our speakers will discuss how they do or don’t take up and inhabit feminism and feminist struggle as part of their identities and work – and why.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM EST 
Cost: FREE!

Register here. 

Feminist Foundations for Business
This workshop is for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, coaches, and teachers who want to bring feminist ideas into their business and want a contemporary, coherent picture of concepts at the core of many different feminist conversations. 
Monday, April 19, 2021
Cost: $15-$40.00

Register here. 

Join Françoise Vergès and chair Lola Olufemi for a launch event to mark the release of Françoise’s book A Decolonial Feminism, published by Pluto Press. Centring anticolonialism and anti-racism within an intersectional Marxist feminism, the book puts forward an urgent demand to free ourselves from the capitalist, imperialist forces that oppress us.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 
2:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!
Register here.

Join us for an interactive webinar explaining what Eco-Feminism means and how we can channel some of these ideas into modern environmental activism.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Cost: Free

Register here

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson. In May 2016, the first festival devoted to underrepresented authors and storytellers was presented in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries. 

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group.

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