Category Archives: Purple Rose Campaign

 AF3IRM and Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Sisters Rise up for Justice! OPBSI Raise $10K for AF3IRM at 5th Annual Ray of Hope Walk, Partner for Purple Rose Day

For Immediate Release Contact: Anayeli Gomez, Director of Philanthropy 2017, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Philanthropy@OmegaPhiBeta.org Barbra Ramos, National Communications Director, AF3IRM af3irm@af3irm.org NEW YORK--On this Valentine’s Day 2017, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is excited to announce $10,000 was raised for our beneficiary AF3IRM as part of our Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women (ROHW). We also partner today on the Purple Rose Day Campaign to share love and commitments among our sisters. Sisters around the country are rising up. Will you join us? Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM Condemns Oakland’s Predatory Police, Demands Accountability and the Resignation of Pimp-Protector Libby Schaaf!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts Daniella Navarrete, AF3IRM SF Bay Area Chapter Coordinator, sfbayarea@af3irm.org Leah Sicat, AF3IRM Central Coast Chapter Coordinator, centralcoast@af3irm.org Carly Ritter, AF3IRM Central Coast Catherine Mendonça, AF3IRM San Diego Chapter Coordinator sandiego@af3irm.org NORTHERN CALIFORNIA--As an anti-imperialist, transnational feminist organization, AF3IRM condemns the predatory actions and systemic oppression perpetuated by the Oakland Police Department (OPD). Allegedly committed to combatting the sex trade and entrusted to serve victims of gender violence, the Oakland Police Department has instead given badges, weapons, institutional power, and impunity to abusers, traffickers and johns. Officers who are … Continue Reading ››

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 … Continue Reading ››

Orange County | First Podcast Show: “Mujeres de Las Maquiladoras” on March 1st

As part of our commitment to transnational feminism, AF3IRM Orange County will be discussing the femicides of Ciudad Juarez that began with NAFTA's exploitation of Mexican labor. We seek to empower the voices of women of color who have risked their lives to fight for Juarez's victims of trafficking and sexual violence. We are sharing this discussion with our community in support of AF3IRM's Purple Rose Campaign - an international movement to stop the commodification of women and children's bodies. AF3IRM OC Podcast Tuesday, March 1        12:00 Noon Orange County … Continue Reading ››

Purple Rose Day 2016: Radical Love and Work for Women’s Liberation

For Immediate Release February 14, 2016 Barbra Ramos AF3IRM | National Communications Director (323) 813-4272 | af3irm@af3irm.org NATIONAL--Today on February 14th, we the women of AF3IRM take time to mark Purple Rose Day. For seventeen years, AF3IRM has waged the Purple Rose Campaign to stand up against the capitalist assault on women’s bodies. We call on all to join us in speaking out against the trafficking and commodification of women and children’s bodies! Join us and engage in radical love and imaginings to work for justice and true liberation for all women! According to the International Labour Organization, 20.9 million people are bought and sold … Continue Reading ››