SUMMER SOCIAL DISTANCING SERIES
The League of Women Voters Appleton Diversity Committee invites you to summer conversations. 2020 has so far been like no other year we have ever experienced. We are offering you an opportunity to join virtually with your League friends to learn more about the social unrest in our country.We invite you to join us for Summer Social Distancing Series, Session 2: #SayHerName. This time we explore why violence against women appears to be less inflammatory and elicits a smaller response from the US general population than does violence against black men. Caution, many of the videos contain violence and you may find them disturbing.
Join us on either
Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00pm or
Thursday, August 6 at 10:30am
In preparation for the conversation on #SayHerName:
- Browse through the Say Her Name Website. This movement began in December 2014 by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS).
- View The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw (Dec 7, 2016, 18:49) which looks boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Please pay particular attention to what is meant by “intersectionality.”
- View the first 10 minutes of Roland Martin’s introduction of an HBO documentary based on Sandra Bland, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (Dec 1, 2018, 12:24).
In preparation for the conversation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW):
- Browse through the MMIWG2S Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit website.
- View Why Are Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Cases Being Ignored? | Between The Lines (Nov 14, 2018, 8 minutes). This short video outlines the problem in general.
- View Running for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women | Rosalie Fish | TEDxYouth@Seattle (Jan 30, 2020, 11:55). This amazing woman, Rosalie Fish is an 18-year-old citizen of the Cowlitz Tribe who explains why she’s actively participating in the MMIW.
Please share this invitation with others. We are looking for a community conversation. If a League member has a guest join the conversation, you will receive a gift.
Click on the link below to register and receive a Zoom invitation, by email, to participate in the meeting.
Register for the August 4 session at 7:00pm
Register for the August 6 session at 10:30am
If you’re interested in exploring more videos regarding these topics, please please CLICK HERE for our our suggestions.
We thank Linda Bjella, Karen Nelson, and Penny Bernard Schaber, all members of the League of Women Voters of Appleton, for their efforts advocating for non partisan redistricting and Fair Maps in Wisconsin.
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