Saturday, March 29, 2008
Join Tami of What Tami Said and me as we conclude our Women’s History Month blog carnival with an hour-long live discussion on Blog Talk Radio, 6 p.m. EDT, Saturday, March 29. We will review our favorite submissions to the blog carnival; discuss issues raised by the carnival, including race and feminism and their roles in the 2008 presidential election; discuss the state of feminism today; and talk about the most effective ways for women to work together towards equality.
We will be joined by panelists including:
Karla Mantilla (NEW) has been a collective member of off our backs newsjournal for 15 years. She holds a masters degree in sociology from George Mason University. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on feminism, including “Why Patriarchy is Bad for Kids” in The Battle and the Backlash Rage On and “Child Violence: It’s a Male Thing” in Issues in Feminism: An Introduction to Women’s Studies, and coauthor of “Why We Need International Feminism” in Feminism: Opposing Viewpoints. She has taught sociology classes at George Mason University, University of Maryland, Gettysburg College, and McDaniel College. She has worked in the battered women’s movement as a shelter worker, peer support counselor, hotline counselor, and fundraiser.
Adele Nieves, a writer, journalist, and speaker, focusing on politics, women’s issues and race. She is Essence of Motown’s “2007 Writer/Author of the Year,” for her continued hard work, literary creativity, and her efforts to improve Michigan’s literary community. Adele is co-organizer of Detroit Feminists, and a member and contributing writer for Critical Moment Magazine. She also writes a monthly column for Women of Color (Yo Soy Mujer!) for ThinkGirl Monthly, a non-profit organization based in metro-Detroit dedicated to informing and empowering women through information and community programs.
Adele is a strong supporter of minority rights and health initiatives. She is now compiling an anthology, tentatively titled What We Think: Gender Roles, Women’s Issues and Feminism in the 21st Century, co-partnering in a production company, Liquid Words Productions, LLC, and will be attending Sarah Lawrence College for her MA in Women’s History in the Fall of 2008.
Shecodes, an entrepreneur and activist dedicated to the uplift of black women. Shecodes runs the blog Black Women Vote, described in its inaugural post as “a war cry to all Black women who are fed up, pissed off, and mad as heck about the present conditions of Black womanhood in America, and are ready to do something about it. Make no mistake… we’re about to change some stuff up in this piece! We have the social, economic, political tools to compel America to become more hospitable for ourselves, and for our daughters.”
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