A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
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?
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 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 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 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 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 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.