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July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 10, 2019

A boot camp for feminist ideas, concepts and visions.

The Summer School of Women’s Activism (SSoWA) runs for four hours over four Saturdays: July 20, 27 and August 3, 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each session starts with lunch, continues into a discussion of theory and history, and finishes with skills training. SSoWA is produced and presented annually by AF3IRM. Our school is a space for participants to learn, discuss, and grow together, personally and collectively, politically and intellectually.

This year AF3IRM NYC chose the theme “Decolonize Feminism! Land & Women Not for Conquest” in resistance to corporate-designed “feminism” that homogenizes the collective and generational trauma of transnational women of color, tethers our ‘liberation’ to capitalist notions of productivity and divorces us from our pre-colonial relationship to the land. From understanding women as the first form of private property, the indigenous roots and routes of feminist principles, to challenging the individualized and self-indulgence of self-care by healing through struggle, AF3IRM NYC is committed to understanding the burdens of women before us, how they sought to better their situations, and re-charting new visions for women of color and remembering our connection to the land.

Join us in this continuous forging of an unbreakable sisterhood through all our generations.

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  • Olivia Canlas
    Olivia is the current National Education Director for AF3IRM. She works in Foreclosure Prevention in Far Rockaway, NY, an area that was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. She is a people’s lawyer and a producer for Asia Pacific Forum Radio, formerly broadcast on WBAI 99.5 FM. With AF3IRM, her interests … Read More ›
  • Laura Ramirez
    Laura Ramirez is the Program Coordinator at the first international non-governmental organization working to oppose human trafficking, prostitution, and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. Laura is also a core organizer with Af3irm NYC. Laura centers historical materialism and anti-imperialism in her advocacy and work, which focuses on building a … Read More ›
  • Claudia Lara
    Claudia is a first generation Xicanx from Hawai’i. Having learned everything she knows from watching her mother organize with her fellow survivors of domestic violence and undocumented community, Claudia too has dedicated her life to ensuring women of color are at the forefront of any and all issues. She first … Read More ›
  • Nneka Southwell
    Nneka is a neuroscience PhD student studying at Weill Cornell. She is a Rochester born native who loves poetry, music, and dance. Read More ›
  • Princess Manuel
    Princess Manuel is the Organizing Director of AF3IRM National and core member of AF3IRM NYC. Aside from doing transnational feminist activism, she is an herbalist, mental health therapist, social worker, and engages in electoral politics as co-founder of Women of Color for Progress. She loves to be in nature, swim, … Read More ›
  • Jaslin Kaur
    Jaslin Kaur is a Policy & Advocacy Organizer with Know Your IX where she protects Title IX rights for survivors of sexual assault. Her work has spanned NYC and Washington D.C. where she worked with non-profits and youth organizations to advocate against family separation, detention and deportation, and barriers to … Read More ›
  • Yasmin Vafa
    Yasmin Vafa is co-founder and Executive Director of Rights4Girls, a national organization dedicated to ending gender-based violence against young women and girls in the U.S. As a human rights attorney and advocate, Yasmin’s work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, violence, and the law. She has successfully advocated for … Read More ›
  • Genevieve Rana
    Genevieve Rana is a core member of AF3IRM, first-generation Filipina, and educator. Inspired by experience in AF3IRM Los Angeles’ Women’s March, Genevieve joined the New York chapter upon her move to the city, Outside of AF3IRM, she works as a elementary school teacher in an all-girls school and a museum … Read More ›
  • Nayoung Kim
    Af3irm Chicago’s Nayoung Kim is a feminist activist, writer, and attorney from South Korea. She is involved in the South Korean women’s movement and the global women’s movement, on stage, behind the scenes, and in spirit. She engages in activism through research, advocacy, organizing, writing, and performing. Her project is … Read More ›
  • Ninotchka Rosca
    Ninotchka Rosca is a transnational Filipina. She has authored seven books: two novels, two short story collections, three non-fiction. Her by-line has appeared in publications all over the world. She is also an organizer and an advocate for human and women's rights. She is one of the founders of AF3IRM. Read More ›
  • Marie Ty
    Marie Ty is a union organizer and will share her transnational perspectives on women and work, women and labor during the second session of the Summer School of Women's Activism. Her work in the movement is expansive and we continue to learn and grow from her. Read More ›
  • Yordanos Goitom
    Yordanos Goitom was born in Eritrea. As a child, she witnessed the impact that civil war (militarism) had on her family. The civil war tore her family in terms of mortality, having to immigrate to unknown countries as a refugee, and to be scattered throughout the diaspora. She graduated … Read More ›
  • Melanie Thompson
    Melanie Thompson is a speaker, activist, and leader in the global fight to end sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Trafficked in New York at the age of 12, arrested for prostitution a few years later, and placed in the foster care system, she became an activist at age 14. … Read More ›
  • Areerat (Aree) Worawongwasu
    Areerat (Aree) Worawongwasu is a community organizer, cultural worker, and educator. Her work in grounded in the grassroots, using research to serve movement work, and leveraging resources of the academia to redistribute to local working-class communities of color. Aree organizes with Decolonize This Place, stewarding youth organizing. She is the … Read More ›


July 20, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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