Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) has been invited to co-host Boston NOW’s October Feminism and Dessert discussion and we’d love for you to join us!
We’re inviting you to show up and jump into what promises to be a candid and informal conversation about FEMME IDENTITY and FEMINISM as experienced by WOMEN OF COLOR.
Opening up this conversation are three very different feminists and/or femmes:
– Spectra Speaks (Founder of QWOC+ Boston | Naija Afrofeminist | http://www.spectraspeaks.com/)
– Idalia Poetry (Organizer for QWOC+ Boston | Nationalista y Poeta de las Mujeres | http://idaliapoetry.tumblr.com/)
– Rayshauna Gray (Organizer for Young Boston Feminists | New Wave Feminist)
*Our speakers are sacrificial lambs / primers for good conversation, and they are only experts on their own experiences and identities. Everyone will be invited/encouraged to share their own experiences as well.
SCOPE OF THE DISCUSSION:
We’ll aim to explore the following questions:
— Who is a femme? What does she look like? What does she sound like? Are there cultural differences with this idea?
— What attributes of femininity are traditionally perceived as weak or strong, feminist or unfeminist? Are they cultural differences with this idea?
— Individual experiences with (or without “feminism”) as women of color and allies
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR BLOG!
Leave a comment HERE — (especially if you will be unable to attend but would still like to participate!) about ANYTHING you have to say re: FEMME / FEMME IDENTITY.
A discussion is only as rich and encompassing of multi-perspectives as its participants and we’d like to get the conversation going.
When: October 7th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall Annex *
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Accessible from Central Square T stop (red line) and the 68, 83, 91, and 64 buses.
Feminist and Dessert is FREE and wheelchair accessible.