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Women of Color to Helm AF3IRM’s CenterShift II Conference: Full Schedule Revealed

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New York:   An astonishing array of women luminaries will be at the helm of AF3IRM’s CenterShift Conference on October 21st – a vivid image of the diversity of color, cultures, experience and perspective in the women’s struggle for liberation.

Two principal main features will anchor the day’s discourse.  After the Conference is formally convened by AF3IRM Chair Ivy Quicho, union organizer and activist for women’s rights, the morning session will center around the panel, “Constellations of History,” featuring the following presenters:

  • Claudia de la Cruz, Dominican American, founder of Da Urban Butterflies, co-host and producer of Telesur English’s Ñ Don’t Stop;
  • Nayoung Kim, Korean, legal scholar focusing on feminist jurisprudence, activist
  • Muriel Miguel, Kuna and Rappahannock Nations, founder of Spiderwoman Theater
  • Raissa Robles, Filipina, journalist and foreign correspondent, book author
  • Farah Tanis, black American, founder of Black Women’s Blueprint, activist and organizer for women’s human rights

The panel will be moderated by immediate past AF3IRM Chair Jollene Levid, also a union organizer and an activist since her teen years.

The second feature is an annotated performance by Pura Fe, Tuscarora Nation musician.  This will anchor the afternoon session.  Apart from being a great artist, Pura Fe is also an environmental activist, joining at one time Winona La Duke’s two-day tour against oil and fracking.

The conference will also feature afternoon workshops on such topics as Migration, Marriage & Divorce,  Building Solidarity Across Borders,  Gender and Revolution and other issues germane to our times. View the full schedule on the AF3IRM website.

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A sliding scale registration fee is requested of participants.  Registration can be done here:  http://bit.ly/af3rr17.  Contact [email protected] with additional questions.  Group rates for three or more registrants are available.  —  ###


4/9: Empowering Women of Color Conference at UC Berkeley

Join AF3IRM SF Bay Area, AF3IRM Central Coast, and the Urban Promise Academy Warriors for Justice on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 for the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) at UC Berkeley! We will be leading a workshop in the second session entitled Purple Roses from 1PM-2:15PM. Purple Roses is an inter-generational dialogue for praxis against sexual and economic exploitation. Here, we will analyze the intersections of sex trafficking, street harassment, and technology, and move toward co-creating community and school-based solutions. Together, we will strategize how to address domestic trafficking and marginalization from a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist perspective.

For registration and additional details see the EWOCC Website at: https://ewocc.wordpress.com/


AF3IRM Workshop Description:


SESSION 2 | 1:30 – 2:45 PM

The age of entry into minor sex trafficking is 12-14 years old. This workshop, co-facilitated by AF3IRM and Urban Promise Academy Warriors for Justice, is not an academic exercise, but an intergenerational dialogue for praxis against sexualized violence and exploitation. Our discussion seeks to understand how marginalization shows up in our daily lives (i.e. street harassment) and what role technology plays in the participation and/or perpetuation of patriarchy, imperialism, and white supremacy. We explore systems of power by examining the impacts of prostitution and trafficking and how they affect our communities. As part of an ongoing series, we will build on our Purple Rose event previously held in January at Eastside Arts Alliance and discuss a short documentary about prostitution on International Boulevard. Together, we will strategize how to address domestic trafficking and marginalization from a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist perspective.