Bioneers 2024 Conference

The Rojava Revolution: Women’s Liberation, Democracy and Ecology in North-East Syria

Hosted by the Emergency Committee for Rojava

Over the past decade, the most far-reaching social revolution of the 21st century has taken place in Syria’s Kurdish-majority Northeast, commonly referred to as “Rojava.” Though still largely unknown, today roughly a third of Syrian territory is governed not by a nation-state, but through a federation of participatory local councils known officially as the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (DAANES). Despite conditions of constant war and isolation, the people of Rojava are building and defending a society rooted in principles of direct-democracy, women’s autonomy, cultural diversity, cooperative economics, and social ecology. Join us for a conversation with two writers and activists who have recently returned from the region, as we discuss the revolution’s achievements, its challenges, and its enduring relevance for liberatory movements worldwide. With: Anna Rebrii, journalist, researcher; and Arthur Pye, writer and activist. Moderated by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Senior Producer.

The Marsh Theater


March 29th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Anna Rebrii
Emergency Committee for Rojava
Arthur Pye
Emergency Committee for Rojava
J. P. Harpignies
Senior Producer