Tokeativity South Africa launched its second event on March 15th, where about 20 women gathered at a private location for the Flower Power Brunch. This was the perfect excuse for feminist cannabis activists in South Africa to come together, smoke, and discuss the future of the industry. This unknowingly became Tokeativity’s last physical event before the Coronavirus quarantine as well. For many reasons, this was a significant experience for the community and we were honored to have had Marleen Theunissen from Fields of Green for All as our guest.

“It has become very apparent that women with an interest in cannabis need a safe place to meet up and network.” Marleen describes how Tokeativity’s community provides a solution to what seems like a dark situation. “This meeting by the Tokeativity South Africa branch gave these women a platform to get together, expose each other to their skillsets, talk about the future and most of all — help each other out.”

Food and cannabis potluck table at the Flower Power Brunch. Photo by Fields of Green for All.

Fields of Green for All is a non-profit that originated in 2010 with the mission to support litigation and engage with policy makers in order to construct South Africa’s Cannabis future in all of its varied facets. Their stance towards creating more opportunities for women is something Tokeativity absolutely believes in. “It’s not about feminism and it’s not about politics. It’s simply about finding out where we all fit into the greater scheme of this plant that we all love,” said Marleen.

Read more about what Marleen thought about the party and learn more about her amazing organization at fieldsofgreenforall.org.za. Tune into our events calendar and RSVP for any global online events!

 

by Lauren Short