Women of Color Convene to Chant Down the Walls of Fascism in the United States, Moving Beyond the Aims of the Los Angeles Women’s March

Contact: Barbra Ramos, National Communications Director, AF3IRM af3irm@af3irm.org | 323-813-4272 Armando Carmona, Communications Coordinator, NDLON armando@ndlon.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 ››

Femicide Ends Here | AF3IRM National Statement for the Presidential Inauguration and Women’s March on Washington

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 ››

Why AF3IRM Hawai’i Marches

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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#FeministsFightFascism: AF3IRM NYC Statement for the Women’s March on Washington

OPPOSE ALL POLICIES LEADING TO FEMICIDE! ONWARD WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION! FEMINISTS FORGE ON WITH THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM.
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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  NEW YORK CITY–In the tradition and legacy of Rosa Luxemburg, we march.  We march against incipient fascism; we march against misogyny; we march against racism and white supremacy; we march against exploitation and classism.  We march against a world order being imposed upon us – one that is extremely toxic to our physical, psychological, spiritual and communal well-being. In the tradition and legacy of the Iroquois women, we affirm our right to an equal share of … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM Statement for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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 ››

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