Advancing a Gender Justice Vision and Action Plan

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: W2-66
Full Description: 

Motor City is ground zero for viewing the consequences of capitalism and the devastating effects of the current economic system. While the most visible impact of the economic crisis is on access to meaningful work and places to live, the crisis also highlights how the current free market system perpetuates inequality and oppresses women, especially women of color, transgender people, gender non-conforming people, single mothers, immigrant women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people.
This PMA proposes to promote gender liberation and a gendered analysis, developing gender based demands and actions concerning the USSF and beyond. Areas of focus: 1)Strategies for ending gender based violence in its multiple expressions; person to person, prison industrial complex, homophobia, militarization, sexual and domestic labor trafficking and more. 2)Connecting and organizing around climate change and industrial pollution, which disproportionately impact Indigenous nations and poor people of color, unjust population control efforts which target communities of color nationally and internationally, and reproductive health in its fullest sense including access to quality health care for all. 3) Disability rights activists state that many of the problems that people with differing ability status face are due to the fact that society is designed for the able bodied evidenced by the lower incomes of persons with disabilities and chronic health concerns. Disability status cuts across the lines of race, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and citizenship. Yet, often folks in the ability rights movement are marginalized both in their communities and in social justice movements. 4) For those of us who identify as women, we think that our exploitation as women, our sexual objectification, and our paid and unpaid care work and domestic work must become a central challenge to the USSF process if we are to succeed in building a just global society.

Organizer Name: 
Jacqueline Patterson
Organizer Email: 
jpatters1@yahoo.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Women of Color United
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
To the Left: building a movement for social justice: intersections and alliances across race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability…
International Solidarity and Responsibility: building a unified response to global crises
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