Long after Sojourner Truth pondered the question - "Aint I A Woman?" we continue to face a white supremacist culture that undermines women of color, young women, undocumented immigrants, and the LGBTQ community. We're convening this panel to ignite a discourse about the experiences of women of color in the femini...st movement and beyond. On this night, six outstanding feminists and activists will go head-to-head to discuss race in the feminist movement today.
We know that the movements to eradicate racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism are inextricably connected. We reject the silencing and subjugation of women of color and aim to create a safe and courageous space to raise our voices, confront tensions, celebrate our triumphs, create collective solutions and share our stories. Through this sharing, we can create a united front so that, instead of surviving through silence, there can be a dialogue on how to battle institutionalized oppression.
Speaking our truth is crucial to our survival. By gathering together and learning from our shared and individual tales of love and struggle, we will each emerge with new perspectives that will enable us to engender the change we envision for the world.
In the words of bell hooks, “There can be no feminist revolution without an end to racism, classism, ageism…”
Round One: Latoya Peterson, Founder of Racialicious
Elizabeth Mendez Berry, Journalist
Round Two: Lori Adelman, Program Associate at International Women's Health Coalition
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Reproductive Rights Activist
Round Three: Jessie Daniels, PhD, Author and Sociology Professor at Hunter College
Anna Holmes, JezebelFounding Editor
Music by DJ Lobotomy Copter throughout the night
**We encourage live tweeting during the event using the hastag, #AIAW
** For more info, contact Morgane with the subject line: "Ain't I A Woman"