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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Friday, November 25, 2011

Girlcott Black Friday!

How about FUCK SHOPPING - local or otherwise? Why are we insisting on continuing the same old framework? Let's go for the paradigm change so we can truly save our planet.

Unless we in the occupy movements prioritize the deliberate and concerted work necessary to identify and rectify racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy/misogyny, hetereosexism, classism, we will merely be building a movement that is racist, sexist, classist, etc.

Here's what the OWS women in NYC are up to! How about a solidarity action in the bay???


WOMEN TAKE LIBERTY: STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Women’s Assembly, Speak-Out & Rally at Foley Square, March to Liberty Plaza

November 25, 2011, New York, NY: Boycott Black Friday! March Instead of Shop!
On Black Friday, November 25th at 1pm women from across New York City will gather at Foley Square for a Women’s Assembly, Speak-Out and Rally to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, then “Take Liberty,” marching to Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), making the connection that the unregulated exploitation on Wall Street is violence against women. Clear Action for/by Women (CLAW), the organizing coalition comprised of several women’s organizations and unaffiliated women organizers, calls for the elimination of all types of violence against women and demands respect, equity, compassion, peace, security and healing for women, our children, our communities and our world. 


Everyday around the world women-identified persons survive different forms of violence. Physical violence leaves women with traumatic scars. Economic violence causes women to struggle to feed their families.  Sexual violence in our homes and on our streets causes women to feel shame. Political violence silences the power of women’s voices to make decisions in society.  Military violence divides nations of women who want peace. Women’s bodies are regularly disrespected with street and workplace harassment, rape, and other forms of physical and sexual violence. One in 6 American women has been a victim of attempted or completed rape (RAINN). Media corporations make billions with music and films that disgrace women’s bodies, minds and spirits. Women do two-thirds of the world’s work, earn 10% of the world’s income, and own only 1% of the world’s wealth, according to a 2010 UN report. Corporations get nearly 70% of their profit from women workers who earn $2 a day, and women of color are 70% of the global poor. In the U.S., women make as low as $0.52 for every dollar a man makes.

Boycott Black Friday by refusing to shop at corporations that commit acts of violence against women, whether by using physically violent factories abroad or failing to provide health care to workers or paying unlivable wages around the world. We raise our voices to promote a fair and just economic system! March Instead of Shop!


Assemble at Foley Square on November 25, 2011, 1:00 pm

CLAW Coalition Members: AF3IRM/GabNet, ANSWER, Black Women’s Blueprint, Feminism Now Podcast, SisterSong NYC, Trust Black Women, and several unaffiliated organizers


Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/sHzun8            Twitter: #WomensAssemblyOWS