#02-21 Maternal Gift Stories … on Mothering, Activism, and Care

On April 24th, 2021, two well known activists came together online to tell stories from their lives about the gift economy – a source of survival value outside the world’s economic calculus. Their dialogue was streamed in the series “Maternal Gift Economy Breaking Through” (to be found at https://www.maternalgifteconomymovement.org/previous-salons/ )

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Medea Benjamin is from the United States. She co-founded both the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange. She has authored ten books, among them “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.” Coumba Toure is from both Mali and Senegal. A member of the African Feminist Forum, she chairs the board of Trust Africa and co-coordinates Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. She’s an artist and storyteller, and designs popular education programs.

Credits: Original video recorded and edited by Diane Weidenkopf for Maternal Gift Economy Rising; selection and adaptation for WINGS by Frieda Werden. Series convenor, Genevieve Vaughan; series host, Letecia Layson.