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Join AF3IRM for International Women’s Day and Women’s Month!

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.

2017 International Women’s Day and Women’s Month Calendar

Wednesday, March 1st
South Bay – Los Angeles (CA) | 7PM
Educational Dialogue on Present Day Fascism
Native Sol, 2018 E. 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Thursday, March 2nd
Orange County (CA) | 6pm
Sign Making for International Women’s Day March & Rally
CSU Fullerton, TSU – Bradford AB

Friday, March 3rd
South Bay – Los Angeles (CA) | 7PM
Sign Making for International Women’s Day March & Rally
9530 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Saturday, March 4th
New York City (NY) | 2:30PM
Momma’s HipHop Kitchen: Still We Rise (AF3IRM Table)
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

Albany (NY) |
Omega Phi Beta Sorority – SUNY Albany Chapter’s 19th Annual Philanthropic Banquet
AF3IRM is the beneficiary for this year’s banquet.

Sunday, March 5th 12 Noon
International Women’s Day March – Organized by AF3IRM Los Angeles
Starting @ LAPD Headquarters, 100 W. 1t St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499078304152/
For more info, contact: [email protected]

Wednesday, March 8th
International Women’s Day/International Working Women’s Day

Honolulu (HI) | 11:30AM
Guerrilla Action! Demand accountability for the state’s disregard for women’s lives – bring a purple dress on a hangar to symbolize a woman or community of women you want to recognize.
Queen Lili΄uokalani Statue, Hawai΄i State Capitol

Los Angeles (CA) | 3:00PM – 6:00PM
International Women’s Strike – LA Rally
Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles St.

New York |
International Women’s Strike – NY
3:00PM – Meet at Washington Square Park and MacDougal. Look for purple berets. for more info, message [email protected]
4:00PM – Rally @ Washington Square Park
5:30PM – March to Zuccotti Park
AF3IRM NY will be speaking at the International Women’s Day rally led by the Socialist Party (locale of NY), March 8, 4-8PM, Washington Sq. Park. To those who cannot miss work, please wear purple, red or black to show solidarity.

South Bay – Los Angeles (CA) | 7PM
AF3IRM Feminists Fight Fascism Political Open Mic
Native Sol, Long Beach

Washington DC | 3:30PM – 5:30PM
Women Worker’s Rising Rally – join the AF3IRM DMV contingent!
In front of the Department of Labor
200 Constitution St NW, Washington DC

Saturday, March 11th
San Francisco/Bay Area (CA) | 3:00PM
AF3IRM No Borders! No Nations! End Deportations!
Noise demo in solidarity with all immigrants
Contra Costa West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806

Los Angeles (CA) | 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Las Fotos Project Presents Viva La Muxer Art and Music Festival (AF3IRM Table)
Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224925174619726/
Tickets: https://vivalamuxer2017.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, March 12th
San Francisco/Bay Area (CA) | 2:00PM-3:30PM (Workshop B)
“Gender Oppression Under Fascism and The Feminist Fight for an Anti-Fascist Future” Workshop
part of ROAR (Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism) Conference
CIIS, 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, March 16th
Los Angeles (CA) | 6:30PM to 8:30PM
AF3IRM New Member Mixer
For women-identified of color interested in joining. Location disclosed with RSVP to [email protected]

Saturday, March 18th
San Francisco/Bay Area (CA) | 8:30AM to 6:00PM
“Immigration, Imperialism, & Insurgency! The Cycle of Political Trauma & Organizing for Liberation” Workshop
part of the Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference
UC Berkeley Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, 2nd Fl

 

AF3IRM Orange County and AF3IRM South Bay collaborate to present the 2016 Summer School for Women’s Activism

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Priscilla Moreno,  AF3IRM Orange County &
Angel Bartolome AF3IRM South Bay
323-543-5872
[email protected]
[email protected]

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA–The AF3IRM chapters of Orange County and South Bay will be co-hosting the 2016 Summer School for Women’s Activism (SSoWA) in southern California. On four consecutive Saturdays, the school will be held from 9am to 12pm, with the first two in Carson and the last two sessions in Santa Ana. We invite you to join us in the reclaiming of our knowledge, challenge mainstream education and contributing to a collaborative vision for our collective liberations.

Since 2011, AF3IRM Summer School for Women’s Activism has been held annually across the nation from New York to Iowa and across California. AF3IRM’s Summer School for Women’s Activism has led previous courses and discussions on Militarism, Police Brutality in our Communities and Imperialism, Capitalism and Eco-Feminism among others.

AF3IRM provides a safe space to build women’s-identities as transnational women on the local level in our communities and to acknowledge our common struggles across the nation. It is a space for the women-identified where we continue to engage, develop sisterhood and create our collective vision of liberation. Although our sisters may reside in different cities and have their own individual experiences, we understand we are connected and ultimately our oppressors and systems of oppressions are mirrored and linked.  This is why this year, we are collectively sharing our stories in both the South Bay and Orange County.  We have come together to support and to make these connections.

Over the course of 4 Saturdays, AF3IRM South Bay and Orange County will facilitate courses and discussions on Feminism 101, Transnational Feminism: Theory to Praxis, Reproductive Justice & Transformative Justice, and Palestine & Zionism. On July 23rd and 30th, SSoWA will be held at the USW Local 675 Hall at 1200 E. 220th St. Carson CA 90745 and from August 6th and 13th it will be held at TIYYA, 505 N. Tustin Ave. #280 Santa Ana, CA 92705.  Join us or sponsor a youth woman, student or mama to join the Summer School for Women’s Activism!

SSOWA SoCalWHAT: Summer School for Women’s Activism
WHEN: Saturday July 23 & 30; Saturday August 6th & 13
WHERE: July in Carson and August dates in Santa Ana
TIME: 9am to 12pm

To register, visit: http://universe.com/ssowaca
Registration Fee: $60 (or sponsor a scholarship)
For questions, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

All fees are a donation for the grass-roots community organizing of local chapters of AF3IRM. The registration fee or scholarship donations are tax deductible if a check is written to: “AJ Muste Foundation” please contact Angel at [email protected]rg, with any questions.

AF3IRM is a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist organization with chapters across the country. Our work has focused on issues of trafficking, migration, and militarism through direct action, advocacy, and education for over twenty-five years.

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AF3IRM OC Podcast: “Mujeres de Las Maquiladoras”

NOW AVAILABLE!

Orange County | Transnational Feminist Voices Podcast

First Episode: “Mujeres de Las Maquiladoras” March 1, 2016

As part of our commitment to transnational feminism, AF3IRM Orange County discusses 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.

RESOURCE LIST FOR THIS EPISODE

Organizations

Madres y Familias Unidas por Nuestras Hijas (Mothers and Families United for our Daughters)

Women’s Roundtable of Ciudad Juarez

Mothers in Search of Justice

Red Mesa de Mujeres de Ciudad Juarez

Maquiladora Workers Support Fund (Go Fund Me) – to raise funds to pay for the school tuition of the children of currently striking maquiladora workers

https://www.gofundme.com/xfmzd3cs

 

Advocacy in Academia

The research of Dr. Julia Fragoso

The University of Texas at El Paso Women’s Studies Spring 2016 course “Indigenous Women of the Americas: Colonization and Femicide” taught by Professor Cemelli de Aztlan

 

Books

The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women by Diana Washington Valdez https://nacla.org/download-killing-fields-harvest-women (FREE PDF DOWNLOAD)

Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera edited by Alicia Gaspar de Alba with Georgina Guzman

Justice, Violence against Women and Resistance in the Borderlands by Kathleen Staudt and Diana Washington Valdez

Violence and Activism at the Border by Kathleen Staudt

 

News articles

http://www.texasobserver.org/femicide-in-juarez-is-not-a-myth/

http://derechoslatinamerica.com/2015/05/31/maquiladoras-misogyny-and-migration-exploring-femicide-in-ciudad-juarez/

https://fnsnews.nmsu.edu/the-silencing-of-womens-voices/

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 | First Podcast Show: “Mujeres de Las Maquiladoras”
Online
For more info, contact: [email protected]
Facebook Event Page: Coming Soon

Orange County | IWD Arts Market & AF3IRM OC Mixer

Join AF3IRM Orange County this Saturday, February 27th for their International Women’s Day Arts Market & Mixer at El Centro in Santa Ana!

  • Come out and support AF3IRM OC and local artists!
  • Join us as we prepare for our annual International Women’s Day march in Los Angeles!
  • Meet AF3IRM Orange County members and learn how to get involved.

To help prepare for the IWD’s March, come with your art skills and your fave feminist quotes so we can fill the streets with our creative resistance! We will have some materials to use, but if you have some you want to donate or share, please bring them!

Our favorite OC artists will also have a variety of things for sale at the Arts Market: art, clothing, jewelry, handmade crafts, zines, stickers and more!

AF3IRM OC Arts Market & Mixer
IWD Arts Market & AF3IRM OC Mixer
Saturday, February 27th
1:00pm to 3:00pm
El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 313 N Birch St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
For more info, contact: [email protected]
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/745095582289895/

Participating Artists:
>> Meg González
>> Lilyanne
>> Sara Marium
>> Art by Beverly
>> Tati etsy.com/shop/ThingsbyTati
>> Lizz Zee
>> Lavander Danielle
>> Vicky Zaragoza
>> Priscila Hernandez, Adriana Martinez &
Manuel Cortez
>> California Vibes california-vibes.com
>> KINGS zine instagram.com/kingszine
>> Tyma Hezam

Slam Poetry
>>Shila J Sadr
>>Chestina Craig

The International Women’s Day March in LA hosted by AF3IRM Los Angeles, on March 6, at noon, in front of the LAPD headquarters. https://www.facebook.com/events/1651827148401394/