FemJam is an intersectional feminist event bringing together both seasoned activists and folks new to resistance from across LA to discuss complex issues women face locally, build advocacy and interpersonal skills. The stakes are higher than ever, particularly for those from marginalized communities, so we all need to show up for each other!
The event is part of the Womens Center for Creative Work's quarterly programming focused on Coalition, a series that seeks to form alliances with those who have overlapping interests to instigate combined action towards a common cause.
This event is open to all ages, skills and experience levels, and perspectives; but privileges the voices and experiences of women (cis and trans), and those who are queer, gender non-conforming and non-binary.
— Session 1 (Panel and discussion) — 12:15 to 1:30pm
«We Don’t Need Allies, We Need Accomplices: What does intersectionality look like in practice?»
This panel features local women leading social justice work to share experiences and anecdotes from their work, and discuss what true intersectionality looks like. We’ll discuss the difference between being an ally and an accomplice, nurturing sustainable movements for justice BEYOND Trump and pink pussy hats, and strategies for building meaningful collaborations.
Felicia Montes; Mujerez de Maiz
Maylei Blackwell; Chicana/o Studies Professor, UCLA
Nicole Kelly; Intersectionality NOW
Talia Mae Bettcher; Trans Feminist Philosophy Professor, CSULA
— Session 2 (Interactive workshop) — 1:45 to 4:00pm
Spend time between various table groups (think speed dating minus all the things we hate about it!) to dig into facilitated group discussions:
“Putting Intersectionality into Practice: Building Skills and Knowledge”
“Role Play: Calling Out / Calling In”
“From Each According to Her Ability (Personal Activism and Self-Care)”
“Culturally Competent Feminism”
“Feminism in Labor”
“Fighting Attacks on Healthcare: An intersectional, trans-inclusive and gender non-conforming approach”
FemJam After Jam! — 4:00-5:00pm
Kick back after we wrap the event with vegan food, beer, wine, mingling, accessing resources, and more. Interactive spaces will be hosted by LAWIC, Feminist Library in Wheels, Intersectionality NOW, and Feminist Mapping Project, and you can visit tables of all participating orgs to learn more about their work!
FemJam organizers and participants include:
Los Angeles Women’s Impact Collective (LAWIC)
Feminist Magazine KPFK
Feminist Library on Wheels (FLOW)
The Hampton Institute: Working Class Think Tank
Equal Pay Company