Thursday, November 13, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014: Black Women Surviving Social Trauma

Today's program begins a new format for Women's Magazine. Once a month new hosts Vylma V and Lisa Marie Rollins will bring us voices from global women of color and multiple diasporas. At the end our live show the phone lines will open for callers to share their knowledge, work and stories.

Vylma V and Lisa Marie Rollins

Surviving Global Social Trauma

In the last 25 years we have begun recognize that the experiences of war can cause PTSD.  But feminists and activists have long recognized that there is another kind of war occurring in the U.S upon women, people of color, activists and poor people by our unhealthy society, which causes social trauma for all but especially for those in targeted groups.  This Monday on KPFA's Women's Magazine we talk to two African American women about how they have been affected in their lives and bodies by the racism, sexism, homophobia and imperialism of our society and how they have found ways to heal.  
Nell Myhand is a Berkeley based organizer, author and speaker whose work brings people together across age, race, class and other differences forming alliances to create powerful, effective solutions to common problems that leave no one out and no one behind. She is writing children’s books that highlight solidarity and collective action for social justice towards creating the other world we know is possible.

Cara Page is a Black queer feminist from a long ancestral legacy of organizers and cultural workers. Cara works on Queer and trans liberation, reproductive justice and racial and economic justice and is currently the Executive Director of the Audre Lorde Project in NYC.

1 comment:

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