Joined Jul 3 2014
I started out fighting for my own human rights for diginity, power and equality as a woman of color, first at a very young age. Racism impacted my every move and step in life through jobs, education and accessibility to the basisc priviledges in these places. I had seen other women of non dark skin receive and or achieve far greater acceptance. This not only embolden me to participate in any community dialogue or activism surrounding the issue of equality for all, but it pushed me to research all impact of oppression on all communities of color (hence my work surrounding prison and jails) as well as helped me raise my children with an awareness that not all things are created equal in this society for all mothers of color and our children. Years of organizing and activism lead me to Washington DC, where I received more education than I could imagine in any of the classrooms i sat in. The oppurtunity to dialogue in a safe place with other Women of Color, not only from all over the country, but all over the world. Women like Audre Lourde, Cherie Moraga, Black Panther Women from New York and the list goes on..as we conferenced, we had shared empowering stories, cooked food together, broke bread and ate together....
this is just one of many stories you will witness at our next event in September 2014...stay tuned for more