Our aim is to draw attention to and highlight the power of women to overcome violence. In the past, International Women’s day has been used as a vehicle for protesting oppression based on sex, gender, sexuality, economic class, [dis]ability, religion and race.
Our mission for the festival is to specifically address Sacramento’s status as one ofthe sex trafficiking industry’s largest hubs, and provide resources to victims of sex trafficking and domestic violence [as the two often occur together]. By bringing the celebration to the greater Sacramento area, we hope to unite voices of the community in order to end violence against women and their families through sharing resources, experiences and ideas.
The two day festival [first day: panels and lobbying, second day: celebration and workshops] provides a safe space where community groups and individuals are invited to provide information used to educate the attendees on issues related to power and survival for women, girls, people of color, religious minorities and the LGBT community.
Our hope is to bring broader attention to the way violence affects women using local and social media, thus reaching an even wider audience and instigating further positive change.
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Other Ways You Can Help
You can volunteer at the festival, by turning in a volunteer form to email@example.com
Make some noise about the event and invite all of your Facebook friends to FB event page!
Email your friends, family, or coworkers informing of the event.
If you are a professor or educator, offer extra credit for students who attend the event and interview one of the organizers or collect resource pamphlets from at least three  of the organizations tabling.
Download and print out our flyers + circulate them
Post our flyers in your business or office
There’s something for everyone!
Sacramento International Women’s Day Organizers - 2015
“The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.”—bell hooks (via socialismartnature)
A prosecutor announced Thursday that no criminal charges will be brought in the case of an unarmed black man killed while being restrained by mall security guards. McKenzie Cochran, 25, died at the Northland Mall in the Detroit suburb of Southlan…
The tragic case of John Crawford’s shooting at the hands of police officers responding to a 911 call where the caller was lying about what was happening just got more tragic.
The grand jury investigating the shooting voted not to indict anyone, which is just incredible, but also predictable. If the prosecutor wanted an indictment, there would be an indictment.
Fun fact: Prosecutors need police and vice versa, so there is a conflict of interest whenever a police shooting is involved.
This young man was shot by police because of a deranged 911 caller who just lied and lied and lied on the call. Later the caller, John Ritchie, admitted he did not tell the truth.
In the call, 24-year-old Ronald Ritchie described a black man walking around the store with the weapon, telling the 911 operator, “He’s, like, pointing it at people.”
The ‘gun’ that Crawford was allegedly pointing turned out later to be a BB gun sold in the Walmart. Speaking to reporters after police showed up and shot Crawford dead, Ritchie repeated the allegation that Crawford, “was pointing at people. Children walking by.”
“The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their ‘vital interests’ are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a [person] to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the ‘sanctity’ of human life, or the ‘conscience’ of the civilized world.”— James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work (via theeducatedfieldnegro)
“Today, the United States is No. 1 in billionaires, No. 1 in corporate profits, No. 1 in CEO salaries, NO. 1 in childhood poverty and NO. 1 in income and wealth inequality in the industrialized world.”—Senator, Bernie Sanders. (via nzingasconquests)