FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ivy Quicho National Organizing Director organizing@AF3IRM.org | 951-333-4306 LOS ANGELES-- On September 10, 2016 AF3IRM, in conjunction with the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and in partnership with People's Yoga Los Angeles, launched the first-ever School of Youth Activism by AF3IRM LA (SOYA LA). SOYA LA is a free, holistic three-part program for high-school-aged girl-identified youth. Over the course of eight weeks, participants will participate in trauma-informed yoga, sensory strategies, and transnational feminist workshops. This unique program is the first of its kind in Los Angeles and is designed to provide youth with the knowledge … Continue Reading ››
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ninotchka Rosca, AF3IRM NY/NJ Jollene Levid, AF3IRM National Chair | email@example.comNATIONAL--We, the women of AF3IRM, recognize that the dismal fate of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, who characterized her impeachment as president of the country as “a political death penalty,” is an apt omen of what women will suffer under the rude, crude and deadly politics of right-wing toxic masculinity. Even before Ms. Rousseff was formally thrown out of office, the new leadership of recycled corrupt politicians already downgraded institutions relevant to women and installed a practically all-male ruling elite. We should not be surprised by the sheer prowess of right-wing … Continue Reading ››
As we mark Labor Day in the United States and the 27th anniversary of our organization’s founding, we especially take time today to recognize September 5th as the International Day of Indigenous Women. As transnational, women of color we in AF3IRM have witnessed our indigenous sisters and ancestors’ resistance against imperialism’s attacks on their lives, their sovereignty, and the land. Indigenous women across the globe, from Ecuador to Canada, to the Philippines and New Zealand, to Honduras and the United States, have demonstrated time and time again the connections between the land and the survival of our communities and protection of … Continue Reading ››
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2016 MONTREAL--The relationship between imperialism and prostitution will be the focus of discussion between three leading Asian women feminist groups at the World Social Forum. Featured participants in the roundtable discussion include United States based transnational women’s group AF3IRM, the Philippine Women’s Centre of Ontario, and Asian Women for Equality Society. The roundtable is free and open to the public. It takes place August 11, Thursday 9 am -11:30 at the Cegep du Vieux Montreal, 255, Rue Ontario E. … Continue Reading ››
TRANSNATIONAL/WOMEN OF COLOR FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER: AF3IRM Los Angeles humbly, with the blessing of Black Lives Matter LA, invites all people of color, especially our women-identified sisters of color, to an educational discussion on how to address and ABOLISH anti-black racism in our communities. As allies/accomplices/
co-conspirators to Black Lives Matter, we are asking community to come to the table to 1) have an open discussion on how we can end anti-black racism in our communities and 2) to strategize ways that we can center black liberation as part of our political programs.
We want to honor black leadership as … Continue Reading ››