She's With Me

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A Speak-out for Justice! Feminists demand an end to police violence

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

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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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