TONIGHT!!! FREE!!! Thursday, October 27th, Columbia University Miller...– FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.columbia.edu/event/hip-hop-beyond-beats-and-rhymes-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-52985.html
…One month into the campaign I am still battling my inner demons and...– SUPPORT the Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth IndieGoGo Campaign READ about Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth on the Ms. Magazine Blog
People had a problem with my disinterest in submission. And they had a problem...– Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth on Ms. Magazine Blog (via liberationfromwithin)
Remember? by Alice Walker “I am the woman: Dark, repaired, healed Listening...– Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth on Ms. Magazine Blog Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Website Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth IndieGoGo Campaign (via liberationfromwithin)
Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth by Aishah Shahidah...
“For over four decades, Alice Walker has consistently used the written word to make visible that which has been made invisible as a result of exploitation and marginalization not only in the United States, but globally. Equally as important she is a humanitarian and social change agent who has literally put her body on the line throughout the world for peace and justice. Alice Walker walks...
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Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:00pm (Film screening) 7:30pm (Panel discussion) Location: Miller Theater, Columbia University 116th & Broadway New York, NY As part of Columbia University’s Sexual Violence Response’s Relationship Violence Awareness Month program, please join moderator Akiba Solomon (Writer...
Poster campaign against racist halloween costumes →
madamethursday: saucy-sarah: There’s more: [Image: A young Arab man holding up a photograph of a white person offensively dressed in stereotyped “Sheik” clothing with a pretend bomb duct taped to their chest, holding a plastic cup and smiling. The text says: We’re a culture, not a costume. This is not who I am and this is not okay.] [Image: A young East Asian woman decent holding up...
The harsh reality is that whether they possess a J.D. or a GED, members of the...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE
“Reflections Unheard provides the many stories of Black women who have been largely ignored and undervalued throughout history up until this point, and provides a context in which we can look at race and gender today.” ~ Nev Nnaji, producer/director/cinematographer/editor, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights SUPPORT the making of Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights ...
Anytime you radically change a paradigm that no longer allows people to mistreat...– Raday Salon (via liberationfromwithin)
WOMANIST (As coined and defined by Alice Walker from ‘In Search of Our...– Alice Walker’s definition of “Womanist” from In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose copyright 1983. SUPPORT the completion of: ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH
If I can’t be loving in this moment, can I be kind; If I can’t be kind, can I...– http://larryyang.org Thank you Sara Lomax Reese for sharing Larry’s words of metta-full wisdom! (via liberationfromwithin)
FBI Changes Official Definition of Rape →
newmodelminority: The FBI currently defines rape as “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will”, which, as Vanessa explained back in April, excludes statutory rape, same-sex rape, forced anal or oral sex, rape with an object and victims who are male or transgender or have disabilities, not to mention those who have taken drugs or alcohol and therefore had their ability to...
Don´t be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that...– (via liberationfromwithin)
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a...– (via liberationfromwithin)
I don’t have to be you or even share your herstory/history to understand and...– (via liberationfromwithin)
We call social justice movements to develop strategies and analysis that address...– CLICK HERE to learn more about INCITE!: Women of Color Against Violence (Blog) CLICK HERE to learn more about Critical Resistance CLICK HERE to read the Statement Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex in its entirety
Why are we as societies SO willing and able to separate all forms of creative,...
Two photos from DSK and Justice Open Forum
I’m both reveling and invigorated post a powerful evening with Kala Ganesh, Kimerle Williams Crenshaw, Traci C. West, and Beth Ribet at the Open Form on “DSKand Justice: The Politics of Getting Off In A Rape Culture.” This Free Open Forum, which was held on October 13, 2011 at Columbia Law School, was co-sponsored by CONNECT - Safe Families, Peaceful Communities, and Columbia Law...
#DSK (Dominique Strauss Kahn) AND JUSTICE: THE POLITICS OF GETTING OFF IN A RAPE...– CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS...– Text from a photograph circulating on facebook
…Most white women have no relationship with the term nigger. It is not a...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE
SisterSong NYC Meeting: Speak Out: White Privilege in the Feminist Movement ...
”…I am not going to dictate what those ought to be for anyone else,...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE
21 years before I matriculated at Harvard, I was born a brown girlchild in...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE
“…It’s a betrayal when you act as if you have no clue in 2011...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE
Stop confusing the fact that the n-word is still used by some black folks as...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE
If each one of us believed and did everything in our power to ensure that all...– (via liberationfromwithin)
I am learning to come in to the fire when needed—and then staying far away,...– Click here fo more information on Ahimsa (via liberationfromwithin)
Many White reproductive activists cannot relate to the experiences of Black...– A Forced Eugenics Survivor Speaks Her Truth (via thetart)
DSK AND JUSTICE: THE POLITICS OF GETTING OFF IN A...
DSK (Dominique Strauss Kahn) AND JUSTICE: THE POLITICS OF GETTING OFF IN A RAPE CULTURE CONNECT~ Safe Families, Peaceful Communities and Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies and their Center for Gender and Sexuality Law are hosting an Open Forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Jerome L. Green Hall, Rm 105, 435 W. 116th Street, New...
I’d also like to know who is “we” in this scenario. Because...– Mandy Van Deven CLICK HERE TO READ THE SLUTWALK USA THREAD (on Facebook)
A sistah is weary…of the assumption that people of color possess unlimited...– Shark Fu, AngryBlackBitch (via jessicavalenti)
#Columbus “It’s hard to discover an occupied territory. I often go for the...– #Columbus Day Truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6jF29HHzlA&feature=related
Thank you, SlutWalk, for posting the piece I wrote for Crunk Feminist Collective...– CLICK HERE TO READ CFC PIECE CLICK HERE TO READ THE SLUTWALK THREAD (on Facebook)
…I have struggled to accept a movement that does not acknowledge the very...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE http://afrolez.tumblr.com/post/11232563013/am-i-troy-davis-a-slut-or-whats-troubling-me
…So no, I am not Troy Davis. I am not a slut. I am not an occupier of Wall...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE http://afrolez.tumblr.com/post/11232563013/am-i-troy-davis-a-slut-or-whats-troubling-me
"Am I Troy Davis? A Slut?; or, What’s Troubling Me...
Sister/Comrade Stephanie Gilmore, who spoke at SlutWalk Philadelphia, is, to the best of my knowledge, one of the ONLY anti-racist White Feminists who has PUBLICLY SUPPORTED the IDEA/PREMISE of SlutWalk while PUBLICLY CHALLENGING its CURRENT RACIST REALITY. With her FULL PERMISSION, I have re-posted the text of her essay so that people who are not on facebook will be able to read it in its...
My imperfections AWAKEN me!
…As a rape survivor, an urban woman of color, a feminist activist, and a...– READ IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE: http://bit.ly/nIO9ez
The Master’s Tools will NEVER (EVER!) dismantle the Master’s House!...