When the hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen was created this past summer it caused an uproar on Twitter, with Women of Color questioning what their position is within the feminist movement. On Tuesday, October 22nd, NOW-NYC (National Organization for Women) will host a conversation that will explore how Women of Color feminists navigate their experiences within a society where solidarity has been commonly defined by white women. We will discuss recent developments within the feminist movement as it pertains to Women of Color and how race, politics/policy, pop culture/media and economic developments affect their lives. Panelists will participate in a roundtable discussion, engaging in conversation with one another conducive to defining Solidarity for Women of Color by the end of the evening.
The following have been confirmed as panelists:
Lori Adelman, Executive Director for Feministing, Olivia Canlas, NYC Chapter Coordinator for AF3IRM, Tiloma Jayasinghe, Executive Director for Sakhi for South Asian Women, Patricia Valoy, Feminist Blogger for “Womanisms” and “Everyday Feminisms,” and Yours Truly!
This event is TOMORROW night at 6:30PM and it is FREE! It will be at Women’s eNews at 6 Barclay Street, (subways: 2, 3 to Park Pl | E to World Trade | R to City Hall | A, C to Chambers St). Seating is first-come, first-served. Just click HERE to reserve your tickets. Hope to see you there!