- Category: Actions and Events
Community Meeting for Women of Color
Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This meeting is open to all women of color.
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Join us for a reading discussion and consciousness-raising meeting to discuss what you think the feminist movement should be fighting on right now.
In the words of human rights activist Loretta Ross, "Our ability to control what happens to our bodies is constantly challenged by poverty, racism, environmental degradation, sexism, homophobia, and injustice in the United States."
The current administration, with the Republicans and Donald Trump at the helm and the ineffectual Democrats on the side-lines, is determined to cut reproductive health services for women and to expand criminalization of black and brown people. We want to fight for justice and genuine respect, and we understand that individual solutions will not fix collective problems, or change the power structure.
In the words of Black Lives Matters founder Alicia Garza, "If our movement is not serious about building power, then we are just engaged in a futile exercise of who can be the most radical." Join us for a reading discussion and consciousness-raising meeting to discuss what you think the feminist movement should be fighting on right now.
We will answer the following questions:
- What are your thoughts now on what has to be done to win women's freedom? Has your thinking changed, and if so, how and why has it changed? What are you doing now to make this happen?
- Are you currently involved in organizing? Are you currently involved in an organization? Why or why not, and which one and why?*
We will be reading and discussing the following reading: National Women's Liberation: What We Want, What We Believe. We borrowed the formulation "What We Want, What We Believe" from the Ten-Point Program of the Black Panther Party (1966).
*CR question courtesy of Redstockings.