Filmmaker and writer, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, will speak at King Drew Magnet School
On May 25, 2017 girls of color activists and leaders from South L.A. high schools will present ongoing school-community work on anti-racism, anti-sexism, criminalization, homophobia/transphobia, sexual violence and undocumented immigrant rights with youth serving organizations across the L.A. County.
“Sexual violence is an important issue for communities of color because women of color are seen as lesser in value than white women and women of color aren’t getting the justice they deserve.” – Cheyenne Mclaren, 10th grade, King-Drew Magnet High School.
What does feminism mean for girls of color in South Los Angeles? How do black feminism, Latinx feminism and women of color feminism disrupt narratives of white female privilege and the marginalization of women of color in feminist movement organizing? How can girls of color challenge the silence around issues of sexual violence, homophobia and misogynoir in communities of color?
EVENT DATE: MAY 25, 2017. TIME: 9:00AM TO 2:00PM
PLACE: THE FOUNDATION CENTER, 11633 S. WESTERN AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90047