A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Hawaii

The Diva wants to share a recent note she received. See below:

I wanted to share with you all our report, Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs: A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for COVID-19 for Hawaiʻi. It is the first time an official U.S. State agency has developed an explicitly feminist economic recovery plan. Through the Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women we have been building a collaborative process to develop this agenda through a working group that includes women’s organizations, advocates and activists from across Hawaiʻi. We also hope it may be helpful to groups in other geographies looking for ways to come together.

We also recently received some small funding to establish the “Hawai’i-Pacific Participatory Feminist, Anti-racist and Indigenous-Centered Responses to COVID-19” with funds from the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder and Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) Network funded through the National Science Foundation. This group will do some research on developing participatory, feminist, anti-racist and responsive Indigenous strategies to address the interconnected crises related to COVID-19. Our aim is to connect research and organizing/advocacy. We will have more info up about the group and how to join soon.

Thank you for sharing the report with your networks, including media. Feel free to reach out with any thoughts, feedback or ideas.

Dr. Amanda Shaw
Lecturer, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Thanks to Prof. Jane Henrici of The George Washington University for calling this to my attention.

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