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Why AF3IRM Hawai’i Marches

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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AF3IRM Denounces Federal Government’s Attempts to Define Sovereignty For Native Hawaiians; Echoes Calls for Genuine Self-Determination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2014 Contacts: Nadezna Ortega, AF3IRM Oahu, roxyprincess521@yahoo.com, 808-255-3410 Leotele Renee Togafau, AF3IRM Oahu, reneetogafau@gmail.com, 808-429-8337 Jollene Levid, AF3IRM National Chairperson, chair@af3irm.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 ››