Category Archives: Chapters

The feminists at the helm of our struggle✊🏽✊🏽

Dear AF3IRM NYC community,

We are thrilled to welcome our chapter’s Co-Coordinators for 2019. After holding elections in January, Claudia Miriam Lara will join Joan Ariete to lead our movement forward to a feminist future.

Claudia is a first generation Xicanx from Hawai’i. Raised for the majority of her life by a single undocumented mother, for her, the political has … Continue Reading ››

Cyntoia Brown: Born to Oppression, Jailed by Exploitation, Freed by Resistance

This is an open letter to you, Cyntoia Brown. We share in the general jubilation of the gubernatorial clemency which will enable you to leave prison this August.  After spending 15 years behind bars.  For having struck back at the man who bought you for sex when you were 16 years old.  There is an implicit irony in this matching of … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM NY on the 16 Days Altar Commemorating Missing, Murdered, and Trafficked Women

In the spirit of community activists and feminists targeted and killed, indigenous community leader Juana Ramirez Santiago in Guatemala and queer black city councilmember Marielle Franco in Brazil, AF3IRM participates in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,  annually, with the heartbreaking consciousness that there are new names of women to remember, and so … Continue Reading ››