Couldn’t get to a Women’s March this year as we were in Harpers Ferry, WV confronting the radical actions people have taken to expand and ensure human rights. “The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice” only when we bend it. I’m grateful for John Brown and the radical abolitionists who fought alongside him 170 years ago and for everyone marching for human rights today. As the sky burst into this ultraviolet sunset on our drive home, it felt like a neon pink blessing on the day. And that felt just right. #radicalfeminism#abolition#antiracism#humanrights#womensmarch#sunset#intersectionalfeminism#lovetrumpshate#nofilter
lots of assigned reading this weekend! john locke’s “the second treatise of government” and “women’s rights emerges within the antislavery movement” which contains a bunch of documents about abolition and gender
#Wulfstan#Bishop of #Worcester#1095 : Wulfstan was one of the most important #church leaders of the eleventh century and the most renowned intellectual figure of the late #Saxon Church. An energetic and powerful #preacher , he was not only the mainstay of monastic #reform but was also one of the most commanding figures of the monastic intellectual revival, having a great ability to clarify and explain the #teaching of the Church. It was this ability to explain and challenge that saw #abolition of the slave trade between Worcester diocese and Ireland (then under Viking rule), as Wulfstan persuaded the traders of Bristol of the #sanctity of life and the human right to #freedom .
Woah. Summarized from guest speaker Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe: In both of those ways race and disability are both devalued and seen as surplus populations. These "surplus" people are seen as unproductive. These would be people of color. They are worth much more to the GDP when they are in prison, occupying prison beds, than they are when they're not. The same is true for people with disabilities. They're "worth" more in institutions than in their own beds. This is what Martha Russel called "handicapitalism". Where the "unproductive" are made into the "superproductive". We created this whole industry of the prison industrial complex, the institutional industrial complex, the health industries: what are social workers, case managers, occupational therapists? All these professions are built on the backs of people with disabilities. This is not to say these aren't jobs to have but that it's just interesting these are people we see as a "burden" and yet they bring so much profit into the economy at large and if they didn't exist we wouldn't have all of these professions.
#LFTI is honored to be a sponsor for Northern Colorado's Human Trafficking Symposium next month featuring @imrebeccabender. Thank you for bringing Rebecca and such a great event to NoCo, @afacetoreframe, @freeourgirls, @rescuefreedom, and @csucollegeofbiz!