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Radical Women: Free Nestora Salgado

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!

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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