We invite you to join AF3IRM for our events for International Women's Day and for the rest of Women's Month! We are proud to be able to present the International Women's Day March in Los Angeles for the third year in a row and to participate in the International Women's Strike. We will also have a noise demo in solidarity with all immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area. See our calendar below for more information.
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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2014 Contacts: Nadezna Ortega, AF3IRM Oahu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-255-3410 Leotele Renee Togafau, AF3IRM Oahu, email@example.com, 808-429-8337 Jollene Levid, AF3IRM National Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-356-4748 OAHU --- Federal recognition is being fast-tracked by the Obama administration, Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA, a state institution), members of Congress, developers, and other institutions that would benefit or would get an expansion of their power and authority. Federal recognition is sham sovereignty where Native Hawaiians would exercise control over their own affairs, but still under the power and authority of the United States government. AF3IRM echoes the warning cries of Native Hawaiian activists who see … Continue Reading ››