Material Witness

We Are Everywhere: The Trafficking of Women and Girls

Trafficking happens right in our backyards. It takes many forms, including the trade in women and girls as slave labor or funneling them into the sex industry. With panelists from diverse fields of expertise, we will discuss what trafficking means, its root cause/s, and ways everyone can take action. For 17 years, AF3IRM’s Purple Rose Campaign has actively fought against the global sex trade and we understand that the tri-helix of class, gender, and race impacts women and girls of color most severely. Women and girls of color are most likely to be subject to the patriarchal right of sexual access … Continue Reading ››
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Left Forum 2016 | Comfort Women: Asian Women Fight Back to Challenge History and Claim our Future

Lola Rosa Luna Henson. Lola Gertrude Balisalisa. Lola Tomosa Salinog. Lola Amonita Balajadia. Lola Anastacia Cortes. These are just some of the many names of Filipina comfort women whom survived the atrocity of military instituted sexual slavery, but also lived to fight and tell their story. AF3IRM’s Purple Rose Campaign is one that addresses the collective history of over 500 years of colonization and imperialism and its impact on the endemic sexual violence against, the commodification and the oppression of transnational and women and girls of color. We understand that the Japanese Imperial Army’s sexual enslavement of more than 200,000 Indonesian, … Continue Reading ››
AF3IRM May Day

May Day 2016: Demand a New World of Our Making

The women of AF3IRM salute all workers around the world this May Day! In a time of deep subjugation and exploitation as we witness the genocide of womankind in all its forms across borders, we come together on International Workers' Day to not only continue to repeat what we all know – that this capitalist patriarchal system is constructed to fail us, especially transnational/women of color – but to also push forward what it means to have our work truly valued and to work with dignity. We know that capitalism will never bring about collective liberation and that … Continue Reading ››
Dreaming Beyond the Struggle

AF3IRM Presents Beyond the Struggle featuring Ana Tijoux, Medusa, Obsidian Flows, and Los Cambalache!

DREAMING BEYOND THE STRUGGLE is a special benefit concert to sustain transnational feminist work in Los Angeles & beyond. Support us as we dare to put forth a vision of women’s power and liberation and of lives filled with dignity! This will be Ana Tijoux's only concert during her visit in the United States. The night will feature Tylana Renga and the Obsidian Flows in what promises to be a unique and one-time only performance of Ana's repertoire reimagined by these LA-based musicians. The Obsidian Flows will also present some of their original songs and Los Cambalache will open up the night with their East LA Chicano-Jarocho music. Sasha Ali from Miss Modular … Continue Reading ››
The flyer for the exhibition features art by AF3IRM LA’s Iris Boncales-Strauss and the flyer itself was designed by Barbra Ramos.

AF3IRM Los Angeles Presents Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light ART SHOW OPENING FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barbra Ramos, National Communications Director losangeles@af3irm.org 323-813-4272 LOS ANGELES-- AF3IRM, a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist organization, presents Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, the first traveling art exhibition of its kind. This exhibition pays homage to the millions of missing, murdered, and trafficked women and girls across the globe and features works from local and international artists, jewelry makers, musicians, and community members. Across borders, earrings are ornaments that have been worn from pre-colonial times to the present with various purposes and significance, and in … Continue Reading ››

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