Tag Archives: women

Some healthcare organizing resources

Some folks in NYC are organizing around with healthcare workers around hospital closures and mergers. See their fliers and updates here A few years ago, some of us in were doing work in nursing homes and organizing around staffing ratios … Continue reading

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Feminist Struggle vs. Facebook Fragmentation

Our piece, “Building Capacity for Complexity”  generated a lot of controversy this spring,  and serious responses from the organizers of the Patriarchy in the Movement event, in addition to comrades in Seattle and other West Coast cities.  This is our attempt … Continue reading

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Native and Environmental Movements Are Opposing Coal Export Terminals – A Call for Solidarity From Port Workers

The indigenous liberation movement Idle No More has called for three days of action this week: 1. Day of Ceremony and Resurgence, March 20th 2. Idle No More Day of Action, March 21st (it is also the  International Day for the … Continue reading

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Building Capacity for Complexity

* Trigger Warning: Discussion of challenges related to survivor centered accountability processes. On February 28th, 2013 there was an important discussion on “Patriarchy and the Movement” held in Portland. We value the efforts of the organizers and panelists to share … Continue reading

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Healing Not Control: Confronting Rape Culture in the Classroom

I just wrote this post for the Creativity Not Control blog, attempting to link emerging struggles against standardized testing with emerging struggles against sexual assault.  This builds off of previous conversations that Kloncke and I had here on the Black Orchid … Continue reading

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Emi Koyama is coming to Seattle!

Emi Koyama will be speaking in Seattle on “War on Trafficking”? Resisting Criminalization as Solution to the ‘Modern Day Slavery.” The event will take place Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 6PM @ HUB332, University of Washington. Emi is the author of … Continue reading

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Free Marissa Alexander!

BOC received this letter from a local feminist socialist group called Radical Women. We’re endorsing Marissa Alexander’s fight against Florida’s minimum sentencing laws and more broadly against a racist and sexist criminal punishment system. Please consider signing the online petition … Continue reading

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Nov 18th Seattle Release Party of LIES: a journal of materialist feminism

Join us and our friends for a reading and discussion of LIES, a journal of materialist feminism on Sunday, Nov 18th 6pm at Black Coffee Co-op. You can join the facebook group here.  Some contributors to the journal will be … Continue reading

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