A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30PM; dinner at 6:30
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $8.50 donation for dinner
Radical Women and Seattle Black Feminists are jointly hosting a discussion in response to the murder of Michael Brown, and countless other people of color who are degraded, beaten, and murdered by police across the country, including Seattle. Within two weeks, both officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo were absolved of the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, which has ignited collective outrage at the system’s blatant disregard for lives of African Americans. Across the country and the world, communities of color and a multiracial mix of students, women and workers have marched, rallied and engaged in civil disobedience. Youth and women of color have played a bold leadership role in organizing these demonstrations.
What will it take to stop a racist injustice system? How can a multi-racial feminist movement be built that overcomes the historic failure of middle-class women’s organizations to highlight the needs of women of color? Bring your outrage and ideas to this conversation about how to forge a militant movement that recognizes the contributions of women of color to fight police abuse both locally and nationally. Activists will kick-off the discussion and there will be an open mic with plenty of time for everyone to share stories, questions, poems and shout-outs. All are welcome.
For more information about the event or to arrange childcare call 206-722-6057 or email Radical Women at RWseattle@mindspring.com