4/9: Empowering Women of Color Conference at UC Berkeley

Join AF3IRM SF Bay Area, AF3IRM Central Coast, and the Urban Promise Academy Warriors for Justice on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 for the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) at UC Berkeley! We will be leading a workshop in the second session entitled Purple Roses from 1PM-2:15PM. Purple Roses is an inter-generational dialogue for praxis against sexual and economic exploitation. Here, we will analyze the intersections of sex trafficking, street harassment, and technology, and move toward co-creating community and school-based solutions. Together, we will strategize how to address domestic trafficking and marginalization from a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist perspective.

For registration and additional details see the EWOCC Website at: https://ewocc.wordpress.com/

EWOCC 1

AF3IRM Workshop Description:

PURPLE ROSES: AN INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ABOUT TRAFFICKING, TECHNOLOGY, AND MARGINALIZATION WITH DANIELLA NAVARRETE, LEAH SICAT, CORY JONG, CARLY RITTER, MONICA NORIEGA, VIKI BRENER, CYNTHIA GUTIERREZ

SESSION 2 | 1:30 – 2:45 PM

The age of entry into minor sex trafficking is 12-14 years old. This workshop, co-facilitated by AF3IRM and Urban Promise Academy Warriors for Justice, is not an academic exercise, but an intergenerational dialogue for praxis against sexualized violence and exploitation. Our discussion seeks to understand how marginalization shows up in our daily lives (i.e. street harassment) and what role technology plays in the participation and/or perpetuation of patriarchy, imperialism, and white supremacy. We explore systems of power by examining the impacts of prostitution and trafficking and how they affect our communities. As part of an ongoing series, we will build on our Purple Rose event previously held in January at Eastside Arts Alliance and discuss a short documentary about prostitution on International Boulevard. Together, we will strategize how to address domestic trafficking and marginalization from a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist perspective.

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