This election exposed and ignited the willful ignorance and hateful rhetoric of sexism and racism. We have an opportunity as the world is watching, to voice our values of treating each other and ourselves with dignity and respect. When we speak bravely and listen with respect, social evolution happens. No matter what…we’ll keep moving forward – Meredith Villano, Co-Founder, Paradigm Shift NYC
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“Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.” – Gloria Steinem
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
““My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.” – Ani DiFranco
Proud to support Hollaback! #MomentofTruth: Post-Election Campaign to Document Rise in Hatred and Violence
From our partners at WAM!:
What could happen in your community when local media makers, activists, journalists, artists, academics, and more come together to fight for gender justice in the media? Discover what’s possible by participating in WAM! It Yourself from March 21 — April 1.
During WAM! It Yourself (WIY), folks across the continent come together to meet, plan, build, and organize for gender justice in the media. Think of it like a decentralized conference where the sessions that are relevant to your community take place in your own neighborhood. You’ll have that same after-conference buzz of motivation and inspiration that gets you fired up about the future — and the best part is that you can put it to use right away, because you’re home.
We need you to help us make 2016 the biggest WAM! It Yourself yet! Nobody knows your community better than you do, so we’re standing by to help you bring your ideas for a WIY event to life. Movie screenings, workshops, panel discussions, salary negotiation trainings, pitch sessions, open-mics, book clubs, poetry readings, and happy hours are just a few of the events we’ve held in the past, but the sky’s the limit!
Rest assured that you’ll have support from the team at WAM!Central. We are nothing without our rockstar local leaders that make our grassroots dreams possible! Still got questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2016 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology. Join young feminist activists from around the nation as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health. Registration
Individuals can now register for $37.50, and groups of 5 or more can register altogether or pay separately for $30 per person. For more information on how to register in groups, email email@example.com.
Registration of all kinds will end at 6 PM on February 29th. Folks can register on-site but are not guaranteed to receive all conference materials.
If you’re interested in being part of our Exhibition Fair, sponsoring the NYFLC, or advertising with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Scholar & Feminist XL: Action on Education
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Barnard was founded 125 years ago with the feminist mission of providing education to those who were excluded from major avenues of education. In honor of this legacy and the 40th anniversary of BCRW’s signature Scholar & Feminist Conference, this year’s conference builds a feminist framework for understanding the institutional, social, and pedagogical facets of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scholars, activists, educators, and artists explore the K-12 landscape and investigate who can attain post-secondary education, under what circumstances, and at what cost. They discuss diverse feminist approaches to such topics as the Common Core standards, educational alternatives, the school-to-prison pipeline, adjunct labor, sexual violence on campus, and continuing racial and economic segregation within educational spaces. Speakers include Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Kandice Chu, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rod Ferguson, Che Gossett, Ileana Jiménez, Liz Losh, Jen Nash, and many more!
Schedule & Information
One Billion Rising 2016: The Revolution Escalates:
Focus on Most Marginalized Women & Girls To Bring About Deep Structural Change
Activists Globally Call For System Change And Revolution Through Art; Rising for Workers, Refugees, Indigenous Peoples and Migrant Workers, and Rising to End to Sex Trafficking, Sexual Slavery and Exploitation, & All Forms of Violence Against Women & Girls
Eve Ensler & Monique Wilson Tour Bangladesh, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Mexico, & UK
For the fourth year, globally One Billion Rising activists are planning their rising events, artistic uprisings, panel discussions, press conference, town halls, movies, articles, gatherings, poetry, art, posters, actions, and protests to take place on and about Feb 14th. With the theme – ONE BILLION RISING: Rise for REVOLUTION 2016, this year’s campaign will escalate the collective actions of activists worldwide, and amplify their call for systemic changes towards ending violence against women and girls once and for all.
Rising events will continue to focus on highlighting and creating bold artistic initiatives that reflect the actions taking place in communities. The theme Rise for Revolution allows creative and artistic expressions, multi-sectoral involvement, and provides a unique space to engage people from all walks of life. It allows the use of imagination, art and political actions – and allows everyone the freedom to localise their campaigns. REVOLUTION can bring everyone from the personal to the political – from the “I” to the “We”. It harnesses collective energy because it is hopeful and envisions possibilities and a future.
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We’re currently developing upcoming programming & new projects. If you’d like to partner/cross-market or submit ideas for events including but not limited to screenings, discussions, concerts, and parties- email Meredith Villano, Founder/Director.
See what we’ve created since 2007- pics and the event list featuring leaders in feminist thought, that range from artists and academics to filmmakers and policy activists. Join us on Facebook, Twitter @PShiftNYC, and Meetup.
We’re a non-profit organization and 100% community funded. Your contribution will help us provide the most innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and empowering events possible. Your donation of any size will directly fund the cost of event programming, and would be very much appreciated!
We have and will continue to inspire each other…onward.