Join amazing feminist activists and scholars on April 11th, 2011 from 6:00 PM -to 12:00 AM for “Ain’t I A Woman: Race in the Feminist Movement.” There will be great events happening all night: Mixer 6PM ** Panel 7-9PM ** Party 9-12AM
Long after Sojourner Truth pondered the question – “Ain’t I A Woman?” we continue to face a white supremacist culture that undermines women of color, young women, undocumented immigrants, and the LGBTQ community. We’re convening this panel to ignite a discourse about the experiences of women of color in the feminist movement and beyond. On this night, six outstanding feminists and activists will go head-to-head to discuss race in the feminist movement today.
Round One: Latoya Peterson, Founder of Racialicious and Elizabeth Mendez Berry, Journalist
Round Two: Lori Adelman, Program Associate at International Women’s Health Coalition and Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Reproductive Rights Activist
Round Three: Jessie Daniels, PhD, Author and Sociology Professor at Hunter College and Anna Holmes, Jezebel Founding Editor
We know that the movements to eradicate racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism are inextricably connected. We reject the silencing and subjugation of women of color and aim to create a safe and courageous space to raise our voices, confront tensions, celebrate our triumphs, create collective solutions and share our stories. Through this sharing, we can create a united front so that, instead of surviving through silence, there can be a dialogue on how to battle institutionalized oppression. Speaking our truth is crucial to our survival. By gathering together and learning from our shared and individual tales of love and struggle, we will each emerge with new perspectives that will enable us to engender the change we envision for the world. In the words of bell hooks, ‘There can be no feminist revolution without an end to racism, classism, ageism…”
DJ Lobotomy Copter will be playing great music all night! Check her Facebook out here! The event organizers would also love it if people would live tweet during the event! If you plan on doing so, use the hashtag #AIAW
Although there is a suggested donation of ten dollars, no will will be turned away for inability to pay. For more information, contact Morgane with the subject line: “Ain’t I A Woman”