Category Archives: Summer School of Women’s Activism

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 … Continue Reading ››

SSoWA NYC 2015 Wraps Up With A Power Panel

NEW YORK CITY--AF3IRM’s Summer School of Women’s Activism (SSOWA) ended this year with four powerful women speaking of the specifics of women’s search for equality and justice in their particular communities. Union organizer Suzanne Adely, of Jordanian-Palestinian ancestry; Roz Dotson of Eastern Band Cherokee Nation ancestry;  Mayowa Obasaju, of Nigerian ancestry;  and Thenmozhi Soundararajan of the Dalit Nation gave powerful dispositions … Continue Reading ››

Militarism, Militarization and Its Assault on Women of Color Communities | SSoWA NYC Session 3

NEW YORK CITY--The recent, unexplained death of Sandra Bland under police custody earlier this month to Boko Haram abducting hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria, many of whom were also raped and forcibly married, has raised public discourse around militarism’s impact on black women’s bodies from different geographic contexts. The 3rd session on Militarization and its impact on women—black women in … Continue Reading ››

The Many Faces Of Human Trafficking | SSOWA NYC Session 2

NEW YORK CITY--AF3IRM NYC unravels the many faces of human trafficking in the second session of its Summer School of Women’s Activism held on July 18, 2015. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that involves persons being forced, coerced, or deceived to perform commercial sex acts or labor services against his … Continue Reading ››