AF3IRM Irvine/OC Hosting Event Series for Women’s Month

This Women’s Month, AF3IRM Irvine/OC hosts Even in Disaster,  an event series focused on bringing awareness to and fundraising for AF3IRM’s typhoon and sexual violence relief project with NAPIESV.

1620540_1442700912633358_36310965_nMARCH 19th, 2014 | 6:30PM
EVEN IN DISASTER WE LEARN: Report-Back with Jollene Levid
@ Doheny Beach B, UC Irvine Student Center

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444633465773227/

Jollene Levid will share her experiences from their 3-week trip to the Philippines where they met with women, organizers, and community groups in Leyte, Mindanao, Cebu, and Manila in the aftermath of the disastrous effects of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan and militarism. Their work is part of Phase 1 of AF3IRM’s sexual violence relief centers project with NAPIESV (National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence: http://www.napiesv.org/).
1236550_10151926852632046_745699787_nMARCH 21ST, 2014 | 7:30PM (Previously scheduled for March 20th)
EVEN IN DISASTER WE RISE
In the Face of Disaster Open Mic
@ Paradise Perks Cafe, Irvine, CA

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/435519913247442/

The purpose of this Open Mic Fundraiser is to raise funds in an effort to relieve the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. The money will be going directly to Phase 2 of our relief project.

**DONATION/ENTRY $10 per person***

What will AF3IRM do? Phase 2: 1) Comprehensive Medical Mission Team 2) Social Work Mission Team (for mental healthcare) 3) Advocacy Trainings (Livelihood training, Reproductive Justice Training, Sexual Violence/Rape Crisis Relief Training, Trafficking Training). We are asking for donations to send a medical team, social workers, and organizers who will work with organizers in PI directly.

Come and spend an evening of music, community building and spreading awareness with us at Paradise Perks!!
We look forward to watching our friends, family and the community perform and come together for this cause!!! All family and friends welcome!

Featuring performances by:
– Chase Boyle (American Idol regional finalist, CSUF)
– Taylor Akey (IMTA Showcase Top Male Performer 2014)
– Ashley Slack (UCI, Musicality representative)
– Asleep at the Gate (OC Music Awards nominee)
– Daniel Eachus (Comedy Central, Brea Improv, Flappers Comedy)
– DRH: Drew, Ruben, Hanson (House of Blues, Fox Theatre, Pamona Glass House)
– Noah The Wordsmith (dope underground slam poet and hip hop lyricist)
– Project Wonder (Magic Castle, Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood, Now You See Me)
– Eunice Kim (UCI Alum, CAUCI Cabinet alum)
– Damian Holmes (Irvine Improv, Comedy Hideaway)
– Jazzmine Farol (Soulstice People’s Choice Award Winner)
– Will Morrison (Indie Folk Rock, OC Music Award showcases)
– Ruth Pierce (Singer, songwriter, guitarist)
– Heather Lapham (Up and coming spoken word poetess)
 

MARCH 27TH, 2014 | 6:30 PM
EVEN IN DISASTER WE TAKE ACTION > EVENT IS CANCELED!
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/601199343301859/

Empowering and Rebuilding Women: A Conversation with AF3IRM Irvine/OC and Dr. Vandana Asthana (Urban Plates, Irvine, CA)

For more information about AF3IRM Irvine/OC
*Tumblr page: af3irm-oc.tumblr.com
*Twitter account: @AF3IRM_Irvine
*Chapter Coordinator: Mona Navarro mlcnavarro@gmail.com

AF3IRM Los Angeles March 7th Event: “Bridging Stories Across Our Backs”

IWD2014dFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2014
Rachel Escosia & Gayle Palma, AF3IRM LA Coordinators
losangeles@af3irm.org
310-913-0375

On March 7th, the Los Angeles chapter of AF3IRM will present “Bridging Stories Across Our Backs” – a night of political art, poetry, hip hop, dance, and song by women of the transnational Los Angeles community. As we celebrate 25 years of struggle and sisterhood, we invite all freedom-loving people to join us on International Working Women’s Day. We will come together to celebrate our personal and collective histories and stories, and in the protest spirit of March 8th, strengthen our calls to forward the struggle for genuine liberation.

The event’s doors open at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7 PM. It will be located at The Park’s Finest, 1267 West Temple Street (cross street: Edgeware Road) in Los Angeles. The night will feature music spun by L-Boogie of Sessions LA.

Headliner, Australian musician and hip hop artist Maya Jupiter, will bless the stage with her lyrical genius. Poets Egyptian Princess, Malou, and Tres Generaciones will share their work. Members of a West African Orisa Dance group will energize us with their movements. Eledar, Asa Lioness, and several other artists will also perform.

Support women’s livelihood and the work of the female artisans and sellers by purchasing merchandise and crafts that will be on sale, including books from IMIX Bookstore, accessories from Nena Soulfly and Native Sol, and apparel from Myra Teocintli of Espacio 1839. Visual artist Cora Love will showcase her work and sell vegan goods.

Supplied by the venue host, The Park’s Finest, food will be available for purchase. Come ready to satisfy your appetite with delicious BBQ infused with Filipino flavor. Macarons from Munch Bakery will also be on sale. All proceeds from Munch Bakery and a portion of the sales from The Park’s Finest will benefit AF3IRM and Phase 2 of its sexual violence relief project with NAPIESV.

The suggested donation for the event is $10; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This one-night only event is open to all individuals who want to celebrate the personal and political victories of women and stand resolute with us and in solidarity as we remember our journeys as women and as transnational feminists.

What: “Bridging Stories Across Our Backs” Event

When: Friday, March 7th

Time: Doors open 6:30 PM

Where: The Park’s Finest, 1267 West Temple Street (cross street: Edgeware Road) in Los Angeles.

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AF3IRM NY REPORT-BACK: Endorsing Organizations Announced for International Women’s Day Mixer and Ninotchka Rosca Report-Back on the Impact of Typhoon Yolanda on Women in Tacloban

1669606_743645232313314_1395358478_oFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: nynj@af3irm.org / @af3irmnyc

The New York chapter of the transnational feminist group AF3IRM celebrates International Working Women’s Day with a report-back featuring member and award-winning author, Ninotchka Rosca on March 8, 3:30-5:30 PM, at the University Settlement in Manhattan.

In honor of the working women and also to learn more about how women and children are disparately impacted by sexual violence in the aftermath of military conflicts and natural calamities like Typhoon Haiyan, AF3IRM has created this public forum.

Rosca shares her findings and experiences during her three-week trip to the Philippines, with national chair, Jollene Levid. Levid had conducted a similar talk-back in San Francisco last week.

Both Rosca and Levid visited Tacloban and surrounding villages, which were ravaged by the super typhoon last year, and further south to Zamboanga City, where thousands of people were displaced due to the ongoing conflict between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front.

The research is part of PHASE 1 of AF3IRM’s joint sexual violence relief centers project with the National Association of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). This relief project aims to provide emergency shelters, counseling, medical services, and recovery programs to victims of sexual violence and trafficking in disaster-prone areas in the Philippines.

Among the stories Rosca had gathered is that of the “50 Badjao families who made their way inland, after the burning of their sea-floating village.”

“The good-hearted people of the town offered them space and work and said they could stay. The Badjao refused because they couldn’t sleep without the murmur of waves and the rhythmic cradle-rocking by the ocean. Night after night, they lay awake. Babies/children had to be placed atop their fathers’ chests so they could be deceived into mistaking human heartbeat for the ocean’s heartbeat. In due time, the families disappeared, hopefully making their way back to the sea.”

AF3IRM will continue to share these stories and seek justice for the affected, not charity.

The report-back will be followed by a mixer, at 5:30-7:30 PM, where the attendees can unwind and continue informal discussions with the speaker.

Event Details
Saturday, March 8, 2014
3:30-5:30 PM #JusticeNotCharity Report-Back
University Settlement
273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (On the corner of Bowery and Houston)

5:30-7:30 PM Happy Hour
Crime Scene
310 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (B/T Houston St & 2nd St)
$5 wristbands for ½ drinks.

Endorsing organizations: Da Urban Butterflies, LEGACY | NY, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), Sister Circle Collective, and Ugnayan NY/NJ.Facebook Event:  http://tinyurl.com/k8wu59k

Twitter:  @AF3IRMNYC, #JusticeNotCharity

For more information please contact NYNJ@af3irm.org:

AF3IRM’s International Working Women’s Day & Women’s History Month Calendar

MARCH 7th, 2014

Los Angeles | IWD Celebration: Bridging Stories Across Our Backs
6:30PM @ The Park’s Finest, Los Angeles
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/213438248853217/

New York | Women Organizations Building Women Power Panel  – part of Women Empowerment Week facilitated by Da Urban Butterflies
(ft AF3IRM NY’s Ninotchka Rosca)
4:00-6:00PM @ Borough of Manhattan Community College, Rm S341

San Diego | Fourth International Exhibition “WOMEN OF YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER” & Artist Reception
(ft remarks by AF3IRM SD’s Cathy Mendonça)
7:00PM @ The Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/281565378667434/

MARCH 8th, 2014

Los Angeles | International Women’s Day Peace Monument (Comfort Women Statue) Press Conference
(AF3IRM LA will speak)
10:30AM @ Glendale Park, Glendale

Los Angeles | L.A. Women’s Day Rally: Drop Charges Against Marissa Alexander! End Violence Against Women! Organized by WORD
(AF3IRM LA will speak)
12:00 Noon @ Pershing Square, Los Angeles
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530760380482994

New York City | #JusticeNotCharity Report-back with Ninotchka Rosca & IWWD Mixer
Report-back 3:30-5:30PM @ University Settlement, NYC
Mixer 5:30-7:30PM @ the Crime Scene Bar, NYC
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/700908549931890

SF Bay Area | My Art, My Culture Awards + International Women’s Day Celebration
(Tabling by AF3IRM’s SF Bay Area Chapter)
6:00-8:00PM @ Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland
Tickets: myartmyculture2014.eventbrite.com
Info: http://bettiono.wordpress.com/mamc2014/

MARCH 19th, 2014

Irvine/Orange County | EVEN IN DISASTER WE LEARN: Report-Back with Jollene Levid
6:30PM @ Doheny Beach B, UC Irvine Student Center
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444633465773227/

MARCH 21st, 2014

Irvine/Orange County | EVEN IN DISASTER WE RISE
In the Face of Disaster Open Mic
7:30 PM @ Paradise Perks Cafe, Irvine, CA
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/435519913247442/

MARCH 27th, 2014

Irvine/Orange County | EVEN IN DISASTER WE TAKE ACTION > PLEASE NOTE! THIS EVENT IS CANCELED!
Empowering and Rebuilding Women: A Conversation with AF3IRM OC/ Introducing Guest Dr. Vandana Asthana
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/601199343301859/

MARCH 29th, 2014

Los Angeles | Mujer Con Poder: Womyn’s Conference/Gathering presented by Mujeres de Maiz
(AF3IRM LA will speak and table)
8:00am-4:00pm | Esteban Torres High School, 4211 Dozier St, East Los Angeles, CA 90063
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BCRQ8J7

MARCH 30th, 2014

New York City | AF3IRM Workshop: Political Education with AF3IRM with Joan Ariete and Fredi Kain
Part of That’s What She Said,  a radical pop-up space of collectively self-organized, sliding-scale arts and education programming and community events by and for women.
1:30-3:30 | Specials on C
RSVP: http://yeahthatswhatshesaidnyc.tumblr.com/workshops

 

#JusticeNotCharity AF3IRM NY Talk-Back and Mixer

ReportBackAF3IRM NY celebrates International Working Women’s Day with a talk-back featuring member and award-winning author, Ninotchka Rosca on March 8, at 3-5 PM in Manhattan. We honor working women and also learn more about how women and children are disparately impacted by sexual violence in the aftermath of military conflicts and natural calamities like Typhoon Haiyan.

Ninotchka shares her findings and experiences during her three-week trip to the Philippines, with National Chair, Jollene Levid. The team surveyed Tacloban and surrounding villages, which were ravaged by the super typhoon last year, and further south to Zamboanga City, where thousands of people were displaced due to the ongoing conflict between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front.

The research is part of PHASE 1 of Af3IRM’s joint sexual violence relief centers project with the National Association of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). This relief project aims to provide emergency shelters, counselling, medical services, and recovery programs to victims of sexual violence and trafficking in disaster-prone areas in the Philippines.

Among the stories Ninotchka had gathered is that of the “50 Badjao families who made their way inland, after the burning of their sea-floating village.” “The good-hearted people of the town offered them space and work and said they could stay. The Badjao refused because they couldn’t sleep without the murmur of waves and the rhythmic cradle-rocking by the ocean. Night after night, they lay awake.

Babies/children had to be placed atop their fathers’ chests so they could be deceived into mistaking human heartbeat for the ocean’s heartbeat. In due time, the families disappeared, hopefully making their way back to the sea.”

AF3IRM continues to gather and share these stories– these issues affecting women and children in poverty-stricken, imperialized nations like the Philippines. We continue to demand justice not charity.

The talk-back will be followed by a mixer, 5-7PM, where you can unwind and continue discussions with the chapter.

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