Some Detroit events recommended by Global Women’s Strike (GWS) and Women of Color in the GWS
Date: Saturday, 19 June 2010 - 12:00am - Friday, 25 June 2010 - 5:00pm
Location: US Social Forum, Detroit
Pre-conference: Assembly of Jews: Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid June 19-22 see website for details. Selma James international coordinator of the GWS from London on opening panel. http://www.jewsconfrontapartheid.org
PMA: Building a Movement to Combat Increased US Militarism
Wed June 23 1 - 5:30pm Cobo Hall D3-19
Workshop: Rape, Trafficking, Prostitution - the Issue is Consent
Thurs June 24 10am Cobo D2-09
US PROStitutes Collective on international movement for decriminalization of sex work, prosecution of rapists not sex workers, safety & resources.
PMA: Justice in Palestine
Thurs Jun 24 1-5pm Cobo Riverview Ballroom (W1-52)
PMA: Prison Justice People's Movement Assembly
Thurs June 24 1-5pm Cobo Hall 03-45
PMA: The Grassroots in Haiti and the US: the struggles for the return of Aristide and against the Child Welfare Industry
Friday June 25 1-5:30pm COBO W1-51
1-3pm: Dialogue with Activists from the Haitian Popular Movement and Support for the Call of Haiti’s Grassroots for Reconstruction and the Return of President Aristide to Haiti GWS/WOC in the GWS, Haiti Action Ctte, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Payday men’s network. Society of Providence United for the Development of Petionville SOPUDEP
3-5pm: Poverty Is Not Neglect & We Are Not Powerless: Mothers reclaim Our Children Back from the Child Welfare Industry Documentary: DHS: Give Us Back Our Children
Workshop: The Way Forward: Strategy, Tactics and Seeding BDS in the US Friday June 25 1pm Cobo 03-46
To reach us in Detroit: stop by our table or call us at
215-776-1004 or 415-279-6728 www.globalwomenstrike.net
Our table has books, t-shirts, tote bags, DVDs, action items (see pictures to the right)
Global Women’s Strike(GWS) and Women of Color in the GWS – International grassroots network whose strategy for change is “Invest in Caring, Not Killing”. www.globalwomenstrike.net
Every Mother is a Working Mother Network (EMWM) – campaigns for recognition that caring work is work, and for the economic value of raising children to be acknowledged in economic and social policy, including welfare. Coordinates DHS and DCFS - Give Us Back Our Children. See www.globalwomenstrike.net
Payday – a network of men which organizes with women and men around the world who refuse the military’s lethal and repressive aggression. www.refusingtokill.net.
US PROStitutes Collective – campaigns for the abolition of the prostitution laws, safety and economic alternatives to prostitution. www.prostitutescollective.net
Wages Due Lesbians – organizes against discrimination and for recognition of our hidden contributions to movements and communities. www.allwomencount.net/EWC LesbianBi/IWDL.htm
WinVisible – self-help organization of women with visible and invisible disabilities. http://www.allwomencount.net/EWC%20WwDisabilities/WVindex.htm
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
Other countries we work with (so far...)
Sojourner Truth Radio
Margaret Prescod on Sojourner Truth Pacifica Radio, KPFK, Tuesdays.
News on US domestic & foreign policy. Cutting-edge interviews with women, people of color & others around the world.
KPFK's Margaret Prescod named Best Radio Personality - 2012 by OC Weekly!
Sojourner Truth website
UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
Mon 13th May 13
USA Sat 11th May 13