A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Thursday, July 17, 7:30pm • Dinner at 6:30pm
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: Free; dinner $8.50
Special guest speaker: Grisel Rodriguez, Nestora Salgado’s daughter
Rodriguez will discuss the latest efforts to win freedom for her mother, Nestora Salgado. Salgado is a U.S. citizen and resident of Renton, as well as a community leader in her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero in Mexico. As elected coordinator of an indigenous community security force, Nestora instilled in the women of Olinalá the courage to defend themselves against violence and mobilized the community as a whole against government corruption and organized crime. Local officials retaliated by arresting her on trumped-up charges, denying her legal representation, and holding her in inhumane prison conditions. Learn how you can get involved in the International Day of Action for Nestora on August 21, the one-year anniversary of her arrest.
The meeting will also feature a discussion of why in the 21st century women are still “the second sex” and the feminist response to it. All are welcome!