Conference topics will include:
**Artivism – The role of creativity in social justice; artistic voice = activist voice; using music, dance, theater, film, visual and performance arts for civic engagement
**Faith and Spirituality- Dealing with trauma; spiritual and moral life of progressives; self-care to stave off burnout; people of faith; values and politics
**Grassroots Organizing – Skills-building; understanding and managing power; direct action; ensuring safety and security at demonstrations
**Youth – Leadership development; connecting campuses throughout the state
**Legislative Skills and Issues – How bills become law; how to lobby; dealing with legislators; specific issues impacting women, communities of color, youth LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities, indigenous communities, the earth and our environment etc…
**Understanding Elections – Voter registration; how to become a candidate; Get Out The Vote
If you have any questions about the events, please reply to this email.
image description: TN Women’s March button set with “power together TN,” “Ready. Set. March.,” “#wmnpwr,” and “PWR together TN” buttons in front of a blurred out copy of Angela Davis’ Women, Race, & Class
Join us in supporting Food Not Bombs at the next food sharing Sunday (1/14), 2PM, at Morris Park. Bring a (vegetarian) dish, warm coats, blankets, scarves, and/or gloves.
This is such a great minimal, stress free, and enjoyable way to build community. You can literally just show up. Last time was really good, just being around good people.
What’s FNB? Basically, we share meals at the park with anyone who shows up, which is usually people from all walks of life. Unlike a charity, which immediately and repeatedly meets it’s obligations of handouts to the poor, FNB welcomes everyone and works on a horizontal level with the goal of inspiring each other to action against a system that prioritizes violence above human needs.
*distributing flyers at Manna House next Thursday
*passing out flyers at the soup kitchens downtown that morning
*collecting items for hygiene kits like we do for Purse Parties (soaps, lotions, shampoos, tampons, pads, band aids, towelettes, etc.) and blankets
*collecting blankets, coats, gloves, and scarves
*showing up with vegetarian food (not just for ethical reasons, but for food safety and to not infringe on dietary restrictions) and spending time with each other
*bringing radical literature and literature that helps people experiencing homelessness
If you’re interested in helping out, please let us know by messaging us via the form on the homepage.
Seeking new members
We’re looking for dedicated, passionate women and/or transgender/GNC folks interested in being a part of MFC. If you’re interested in being a part of organizing work, learning and growing, sharing skills and support, and being a part of the feminist movement here in Memphis, we would love to have you! Membership means…
- Access to online forums for support and sharing knowledge (plus our auxiliary members-only groups for things like classifieds and parenting)
- Invites to members-only social events
- Having a vote at meetings
- Opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills
- Formal MFC participation at public events
- Building bonds with lots of rad feminists with common interests
You DON’T have to be an experienced organizer, know all the lingo, or feel like you have a lot to offer. You’re interested, so we already think you’re rad.
Message us via the form on the main page of the site, and we’ll let you look over our membership form!
If you’re a member of our Facebook group and haven’t filled out the membership form, please do ASAP or you will be missing out on vital info. Thanks!
Thanks again, and keep checking back for updates!