Saturday, November 19th 7pm SUNY Campus Center Assembly Hall–
Holding Our Own Women’s Foundation Presents: The Jaffe Social Justice Lecture with Aurora Levins Morales
The Jaffe Social Justice Lecture is brought to you in recognition of activist and former Holding Our Own Executive Director,NaomiJaffe’s decades of commitment to social change, resistance and building community.
Aurora Levins Morales born in Indiera,Puerto Rico, to a U.S.-born Puerto Rican mother and a Jewish father is a lecturer and a social activist deeply concerned with issues affecting third world people and most especially women. As a Puerto Rican writer Levins Morales deals with her Puerto Rican identity from a global perspective. Recurrent themes in her works and essays are sexual abuse, racial discrimination but also ecology and social justice. She shares with many other US women writers of color her use of hybrid forms (prose and poetry), mixture of personal and collective voices and the importance of a female ethnic heritage in the development of a female voice.
For more information on Auroravisit www.auroralevinsmorales.com
Co-sponsored by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Project (SOGI) at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany and SUNY Department Women’s Studies, Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies (LACS) and the Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC).
Notes from the recent “Growing Our Own” networking event on September 22, 2011 are available for download by clicking the link below.
This exciting event will be followed by another gathering of powerful Capital District women in December of this year. Look for updates here in the near future.
Holding Our Own Women’s Foundation cordially invites any woman involved in or interested in creating social justice for women and girls in the Capital Region to attend:
the Growing Our Own Networking Event
Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00pm
Carmela’s Banquet House
301 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Earlier this summer, Holding Our Own invited small groups of women in the region to help the foundation develop a strategic direction for the next few years; a direction informed by those on the ground working toward feminist social change for women and girls. As a follow up to the focus groups, Holding Our Own will deliver a report back on the results. Together we will identify what resources exist to support our work, what resources are available to bolster that work, and some collective strategies for moving forward a feminist social change agenda in our region.
Attendance at this event is limited and registration is required. If you would like to attend, please proceed with registration. After you register, you will receive a formal invitation in the mail. This will be your ticket for admission.