2/23/2011

WOMEN WHO ROCK

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SEATTLE, WA

Alice Bag wrote a really great piece about the conference, and I want to echo her sentiment that it was super inspiring and reminded me that we need to continue to do this work. Also, the community in Seattle is like nothing I've ever seen: all of the academic folks are involved in community organizing, and the communal warmth was felt, even as an outsider.

Andreana Clay at QueerBlackFeminist wrote this (also beautifully-written) piece about an incident that went down during the panel discussion, which is important to read; it reminds us white folks that in order to be allies we should LISTEN first. It is amazing the connections that can be drawn between music and communication, feminism and respect, and all the rest. It made me proud to be presenting about my own journey through these issues with my comrade, Jamie. I want to write more on this, but for now, check out the articles I linked above.