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Wednesday, 8th April 2020

Women on the Wave

By on Jan 4, 2015 in Community, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

By Kim Rescate and Ana Pines Af3rm held its National Summit and 25th anniversary celebration Oct. 11-12 at the Social Justice High School in Los Angeles. Over 400 women-identified participants attended the two-day summit to examine the issues that impact transnational, im/migrant and women of color and to transform, build and lead the next wave of feminism. The summit was unique in that it placed special emphasis on the need for each individual to participate fully and also collectively in the movement for women’s liberation by envisioning and manifesting a new and just world. We heard amazing women during the three plenaries Saturday, Oct. 11. During plenary 1, “Five-Continents Feminism: Examining Transnational, Women of Color Feminisms and the Need to Theory-Build in the Era of Imperialism”, we listened to Grace Chang, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Rosa Clemente and Ninotchka Rosca talk...

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Cumbia at The Casbah

By on Mar 15, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Music

ANA TIJOUX Ana Tijoux is a politically outspoken artist from Chile. Four years ago, she released her breakout record, “1977” which alludes to Tijoux’s generation of Chileans whose parents fled the 17-year regime of General Augusto Pinochet. She lived in France’s immigrant-refugee community. As a child, most of what she knows about her homeland came from discussions over family dinners. She’s born in France to a French mother and a Chilean father. She moved back to Chile in 1993 after the country’s return to civil power. She first started rhyming in French, then in Spanish. In the 1990’s, she was the front woman of the influential Chilean hip-hop group Makiza. Their style resembled New York underground sound inspired by Native Tongues, a collective of late 1980’s and early 1990’s hip-hop artists known for positive Afrocentric lyrics and for pioneering...

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