Contact: Barbra Ramos, National Communications Director, AF3IRM email@example.com | 323-813-4272 Armando Carmona, Communications Coordinator, NDLON firstname.lastname@example.org | 323-250-3018 Los Angeles-- This Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Los Angeles chapter of AF3IRM will carve out much-needed spaces for women and communities of color at the Women’s March on Washington in Los Angeles. Beginning at 9am, they will lead a contingent of women of color and their allies through the march and later will hold an alternative end rally to the official closing program. This event, in partnership with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, will be a special Chant Down the Walls that will center the voices … Continue Reading ››
The women of AF3IRM declare: FEMICIDE ENDS HERE--ONWARD WITH THE FEMINIST AGENDA OF GENUINE LIBERATION AND FREEDOM FOR ALL! We’ve been clearly warned: we are in for more turbulent times. But to Donald Trump and company we issue our own warning: you will cower in our fierce determination, in our deep resolve to create in ways never before seen, in forms that are sustainable and lasting, and which will inevitably destroy the world you’ve been trying to corral us in. As transnational women of color, as immigrants and children of immigrants, we know hatred … Continue Reading ››
OAHU--The Women’s March on Washington and many of its sister marches across the United States have been criticized as overly professionalized, hegemonized by the Democratic Party, and forcefully insistent on a common sorority without centering women with layered dimensions of oppression. AF3IRM Hawai'i joins the Women’s March on O‘ahu as a co-chairing organization to fill in the gaps created by top-down organizing and to center the leadership of working women of color. AF3IRM Hawai'i is the only all-volunteer, multiethnic feminist activist organization in Hawai'i led by women of color who engage policy, community, courtroom, and home to liberate women.
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NATIONAL--We in AF3IRM are witnessing and experiencing the intensification of violence against women with the rise of global neo-fascism (the U.S. President-elect’s administration included) and we know that its roots are deeply entangled with a centuries-old ideology - the perceived patriarchal right to access women’s bodies. As we end of the 16 Days of Women’s Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we call on all to reject this belief, to refuse to submit to injustice, and to remain steadfast in the path to genuine liberation! As we look forward, we seek to bring attention to the dangerous role … Continue Reading ››