FM Sept 19: Belong Together/ International Women/ Invisible No More

This week on Feminist Magazine, with host Lynn Harris Ballen : FIRST While our attention is on the news about the possible repeal of DACA and its effect on Dreamers … Congress could soon vote on an anti-immigrant bill called the RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act). The bill would prioritize those who can migrate to our country based on their degrees or the money in their bank account, ignoring the contributions of 12 million working immigrant women. We talk to Silvia Gonzalez an immigrant and community organizer at Casa Latina in Seattle, and Anna Duncan, Organizing Director of We Belong Together.
THEN … We hear about a pivotal, but often forgotten moment in feminist history: the two-week International Women’s Year conference held in 1975 in Mexico City. The conference was a turning point in transnational feminism that launched a new generation of activist networks across continents, ideologies, and generations. Feminist historian Jocelyn Olcott joins us to talk about her new book, “International Women’s Year: the greatest consciousness-raising event in history.”
AND … Lawyer and activist Andrea Ritchie coauthored the #SayHerName report — which ignited a global movement to bring light to the names and legacies of Black women who have been killed by police. Her powerful new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color” looks at the ways Black women, Indigenous women, and other women of color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and sex workers are uniquely affected by racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Sarah Mirk of Popaganda talks her about these patterns of violence that often remain unseen.
ALL this on Feminist Magazine this Tuesday at 2. THIS is what Feminism sounds like!

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