She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Afrofuturism & Feminist Sci-Fi: Tools of Social Justice?

When: Thursday, May 7th at 10:30am
Where: UW School of Social Work, Room 305, 4101 15th Ave NE
Cost: Free; RSVP here

The 4th Wave Feminists present a roundtable discussion on the role of Afrofuturism & Feminist Sci-Fi in social justice activism.

How can Feminist Sci-Fi & Afrofuturism guide us to a post-patriarchal, post-racist future?
What does an Afrofuturist or feminist utopia look like?
How can we envision & create new cultural norms that make assault & exploitation inconceivable?

Speakers:

-Alisa Bernard-
Alisa is a local leader in the anti-trafficking abolitionist movement and has spoken locally and nationally on the topics of gender based violence and the harms of prostitution. Alisa is currently in school for psychology and hopes to be entering into a PhD program in the near future. She is also a survivor of prostitution and brings this lens to the discussion.

-Dimitri Groce-
Dimitri is completing his first year at the School of Social Work, falling back in love with community organizing. He describes himself as a son of Seattle, growing up in a single-parent household on Capitol Hill. Scifi from Dune to Xmen were Dimitri’s second introduction to social change and radical acceptance, ideas he struggles with today. He attributes his first exposure to these ideas to his beloved father.

-Kayla Huddleston –
Kayla is Black, Queer and a first year MSW student interested in how innovation and creativity can change the field Social Work. Kayla imagines futures more earnestly than she works to create or change them, but one day she hopes to do both.

-Megan Murphy-
Megan Murphy is a first year master of social work student at the University of Washington. She spends her time organizing around women’s rights and animal rights as well as raising two young boys. Megan has a background in working with young children in the foster care system, community organizing and has spent time working in harm reduction spaces such as permanent supportive adult housing and the public health needle exchange.

-Shae Savoy-
Shae Savoy is a Seattle poet and water cartographer, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She is a poetry editor for Clockhouse Journal and works as a youth empowerment educator.

-Sarah Domondon-
Sarah works as a Facilitator with Young Women Empowered, a local non-profit that provides inter-cultural and inter-generational mentorship and leadership programming for young women. She also organizes with Gabriela Seattle, API Chaya, the Women’s Empowerment Network and as a commissioner with the Seattle Women’s Commission.

-Tim Smith-Stewart-
Tim Smith-Stewart is a theater artist, writer, youth worker, and activist. Tim creates interdisciplinary performance pieces and installations. Tim has worked with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth at YouthCare, where he has been on staff for the past four years. Currently, Tim is honored to support male alleyship/men’s accountability with the Organization for Prostitution Survivors.

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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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