#Repost @af3irmla ・・・ Today we honor Bartolina Sisa, an Aymara woman who led an indigenous uprising against Spanish colonialism in Bolivia. She was captured and faced a cruel death by the Spanish on September 5th 1782. To honor her resilience, September 5th is commemorated as the International Day of Indigenous Women since 1983. As transnational women of color, we have histories rooted in occupation, colonization, and the invasion of our ancestral lands. We have experienced violence against the earth as inextricably linked to violence against women and children, as we are dispossessed of our homes and communities, our own bodies and the memory of our ancestral language and history. AF3IRM continues to learn and draw inspiration from indigenous resistance— and more, the indigenous communities and women on the frontlines protecting water and land has opened our eyes to the possibilities of building a more just and cosmological worldview. Thank you #BartolinaSisa and to the many other indigenous women for fighting to recover the ancestral rights of the indigenous people for our genuine liberation. Artwork: @manedrain #internationalindigenouswomensday #indigenouswomenresistance #BartolinaSisa #MujerIndigena #Aymara #RestinPower #decolonize #antiimperialism #anticolonialism #transnationalfeminism #af3irm #af3irmla

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#Repost @af3irmla ・・・ AF3IRM Book Club ANNOUNCEMENT! 📚🤓💜📢 For the month of September, #AF3IRMLA members will be reading Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing our thoughts and reactions on our social media. As transnational feminists, reading is an essential tool to combat white supremacy and dismantle patriarchy. It is also vital to our theory building as an organization. How does reading impact you – personally and politically? 📚 In a critical essay of Kindred, Robert Crossley says, “…what may be most powerful and valuable for readers of Kindred is the simple reminder that all that history occurred not so very long ago. […] We may also be reminded that historical progress is never a sure thing. […] In Kindred, Octavia Butler has designed her own underground railroad between past and present whose terminus is the reawakened imagination of the reader.” 📚 We’re so excited to be reading Kindred for the month of September…so much so that some of our members have already gotten a head start! 🤓📚😍Have you read Kindred before? Or will you be reading it along with us? Either way, follow the hashtag #AF3IRMBookClub to follow along and join in on the conversation…and be sure to tag us, if you do! And beware of/be mindful of spoilers, please! 🤫 📚 #Kindred #OctaviaButler #FeministBookClub #FeministBooks #PoliticalEducation #FeministUprising #ForwardToAFeministFuture #FeministsFightFascism #ThisIsWhatTransnationalFeminismLooksLike #AF3IRM

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AF3IRM Los Angeles Announces Campaign to End Criminalization of Sex Trafficking Survivors in Massage Parlors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018 Sylvia Cabrera, AF3IRM LA Co-Coordinator [email protected], (213) 537-7260 Jollene Levid, AF3IRM International Department (323) 456-4748 LOS ANGELES-- On Thursday, May 10th, AF3IRM Los Angeles (AF3IRM LA) unveiled its campaign to end the criminalization of sex trafficking survivors in Los Angeles County massage parlors as the next focus in its ongoing Purple Rose Campaign. The Los Angeles chapter of … Continue Reading ››

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