Category Archives: Purple Rose Campaign

THE PURPLE ROSE, RADIANT & DEFIANT: A DECOLONIZED CAMPAIGN HONORING & UPLIFTING SURVIVORS

Purple roses in various shades of defiance flood social media on February 14, marking the 21st year of the Purple Rose Campaign, the bedrock of AF3IRM’s organizing history. The Purple Rose has symbolized our work in ensuring liberation-- the kind that’s uncompromising, unanchored from patriarchal demands that lead to exploitation-- for all womankind. The Purple Rose is … Continue Reading ››

SURVIVORS NOT CRIMINALS: OVERHAUL OF MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT POLICIES ARE A MONUMENTAL TURNING POINT IN ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING EFFORTS, ACCORDING TO FEMINIST ACTIVISTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: AF3IRM LOS ANGELES losangeles[email protected]

Los Angeles, CA - Transnational feminist activists from AF3IRM Los Angeles applaud the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the passage of the Massage Establishment Ordinance on January 28, 2020, and urge the Board of Supervisors to remove a provision from the ordinance that would allow for the … Continue Reading ››

Decolonize Your “Sex Work” Stance: An open letter to 2020 candidates

Dear 2020 Presidential Candidates:

We respectfully write to you as an organization of ordinary women frustrated with the incursions of capitalism into our neighborhoods and intimate relationships. We have seen the pressure mounting on you to take a stance on prostitution — one of the most devastating issues for Native and immigrant women. We appreciate … Continue Reading ››

Ending Entitlement to Female and Feminized Bodies is Central to Women’s Liberation

AF3IRM Purple Rose Campaign and AF3IRM International Department
Contact: Connie Huynh
[email protected]
323-813-4272

We of AF3IRM, a multi-ethnic organization of primarily women of color engaged in transnational feminism, view with extreme alarm the on-going disinformation regarding the sex trade.  One of the most grievous of such disinformation is that pimps, traffickers, recruiters, brothel keepers, and those … Continue Reading ››