In the spirit of the Women's March held across the globe, here are some of the women throughout history/the globe who have inspired me. Their struggles to fight for a better world against the pernicious system of white-supremacist, capitalist heteropatriarchy is the reason why we as leftist fight back. For those who may not know who these people are, I encourage you to read about them and more importantly hear what they have to say.
1. Yuri Kochiyama
2. Angela Davis
3. Frida Kahlo
4. Chelsea Manning
5. Marsha P Johnson
6. Sylvia Rivera
7. Audre Lorde
8. Assata Shakur
9. Vandana Shiva
10. Leila Khalid
It would have to be when I'm recovering. If you can make it, be there. ------ The #AfricanAmerican Studies Program and the #Black Student Union Host an Evening with Professor #AngelaDavis .
Wednesday, February 7, 2018| 6:30 p.m.
UTEP Union Cinema, 351 West University Avenue| El Paso, TX 79968
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
THE GOVERNMENT: “We want to keep women from taking birth control and having abortions. We also want to wipe out the population with the flu and AIDS.” In honor of every woman today, not only in this country, but the entire world— I just want to take a moment to let every woman out there know that I appreciate you!
It’s not easy being a woman, ya know? But I LOVE IT.
I love the fact the if I don’t get the attention i need, I go a little crazy.
I love that there are options that allow me to plan parenthood.
I love my two wombs.
I love my mood swings.
I love my hair when It looks less perfect. These are the things that really make us women. The not so pretty.
You see, men want women at their own disposal. If a woman isn’t nice, quiet and opinion- less, she’s a bitch or she needs guidance. NO. She’s not a bitch and she doesn’t need guidance. What she needs is the ability to be a woman. Without make up. Without a smile. Without a man.
Women’s March 2018.
In honor of today’s Women’s March, Angela Davis courtesy of @StephenShames.
Image: Stephen Shames, “Angela Davis, who was a Black Panther for six months, speaks at a Free Huey Rally in Defermery Park, Oakland, California,” November 12, 1969, Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches.
Thanks for my new tattoo @welivebynight ♥️ A year ago @avery.devoe taught me all about the Black Panther Party. I couldn’t believe that after taking 7 US History classes in my lifetime - not one had mentioned them. Got this to commemorate the idea to always keep learning. #angeladavis#freehuey#themoreyouknow#blackpantherparty
“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages” - #AngelaDavis
Ok so. Posting this sign to show solidarity with all the forms of resistance I've been seeing today. This is a crazy moment in history where I've never seen so many people mobilize in different ways. It's so cool to see more people fight for women's rights but let's please take this a step further in the right direction, far away from a white cis middle class value system. . #fightback#resist#womenempowerment#feminism#angeladavis#assatashakur#quote
Can you name all 9❓Do you know what they stood for❓At some point you gotta ask yaself why you know more athletes than activist🤔 We all in pursuit of “The Bag,” but w/o our Martyrs❓We wouldn’t even be able to pursue “The Bag,” all Glory goes to The Most High for continuously using people to manifest the message🙏🏾 #AssataShakur#StokelyCarmichael#MarcusGarvey#HueyPnewton#AngelaDavis you should know the other people✅My violent music is only a reflection of my environment and how I’ve survived it🎯
Today I celebrate WOMEN 💞 Women of color, lgbtq women, immigrant woman, young women, ugly women, nasty women, ALL WOMEN. Share a photo of you and an amazing woman today!! Mine is me and my favorite #angeladavis shirt. If you don’t know her, LOOK 👏🏽HER 👏🏽UP. #womensmarch#girlpower#women#houstonwomen