Q: What is AF3IRM?
A: AF3IRM is a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism. AF3IRM’s diverse, multi-ethnic membership is committed to militant movement-building from the United States and affects change through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance building, education, advocacy and direct action. AF3IRM has deep roots with a 25-year herstory that began in 1989 as GABRIELA Network.
Q: What is GABNet?
A: We were first formed as GABNet in 1989 as a US-Philippine solidarity mass organization. We worked on campaigns that impacted women in the Philippines. As time progressed, we realized that transnational women in the U.S. needed a space to address issues impacting us here such as trafficking, police brutality, attacks on im/migrant women and children, and more. As a result, in 2009, we evolved into AF3IRM with a new ideology and practice – transnational feminism.
Q: When and where is the summit?
A: The “Women on the Wave” Summit will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM through Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Los Angeles at the Social Justice High School at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex (322 S. Lucas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017).
Q: How much is it?
A: $40 for Working Warriors (Professional and Non-Profit), $20 for Militant Mothers and Scholarly Activists (College Level), FREE for Young Revolutionaries (Youth & High School)
Q: What if I can’t afford the registration fee?
A: Registration fees will be on a sliding scale based on need. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Q: Where can I register?
Q: Can men/boys come? Why not?
A: We invite all women-identified people to participate in this historic event. We aim to bring together all peace-seeking folks who are oppressed by patriarchy in order to truly build, shape and lead this new 5th wave of feminism for genuine women’s liberation. All are welcome to attend the Solidarity Night after the first day of the summit on Saturday, October 11th.
Q: Will there be child care?
A: Yes, child care will be provided by a trained professional. When you register online, there will be an option to indicate if you need child care.
Q: Are you providing housing?
A: Housing will not be provided, but a list of nearby hotels will be provided on the website.
Q: Who is on the speakers panel? What is the program going to include?
A: Please visit our website for up-to-date information: http://af3irm.org/summit2014/
Q: Is food provided? What if I have allergies?
A: Lunch and refreshments will be provided for both days. When you register, please indicate any food restrictions.
Q: Is there parking?
A: Parking is included in the registration fee.