I propose on August 26 we take to Twitter with the hashtag: #IWillNotSmile to raise awareness about the street harassment women face on a daily basis. Standing against men who are:
Demanding we act pretty for the male gaze.
Demanding we smile and submit to their…
gumasaat: WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form at Raw Material Company - Dakar, Senegal
This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.
I go to the Michigan RenFest every year and I remember see this woman’s amazing dresses. Fun fact, we also have The Nun, who roams the grounds in a period habit trying to save souls and punishing nonbelievers. She’s also a very awesome black woman.
That sounds amazing and terrifying.
© Spike Lee (Mo Better Blues, 1990)
black-culture: black-culture: Getting me to Ferguson http://www.gofundme.com/cxwamk The last moments of Michael Brown’s life were filled with shock, fear and terror, says a witness who stood just feet away as a police officer shot and killed the unarmed teen.“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”Brown’s killing on Saturday afternoon has sparked protests and rioting in this small, hardscrabble suburb of St. Louis, where tensions continue to rise between the police and the largely black, mostly poor community. Brown’s shooting lifted the lid on a pot that had long been bubbling .What I Need The $800 goal Would fund my transportation from NJ to St Louis, my lodging and meals while in St Louis. As well as printed materials to be distributed at rallies/protests.The ImpactTo support the development of mass self-managed organizations in the community that can address the murder of Mike Brown.To help create a sustainable movement that can address struggles of police brutality, racial profiling,housing,transportation, pollution, welfare rights, and the issues of the day. Political ideas and strategies need to be informed by practical experience. This means that the political organization needs to bring together activists who are rooted in working class communities and their mass organizations and struggles. Through our active presence we can learn from others. Through our participation and organizing activity, and the influence of our ideas, we can build a social base to not only have DEMANDS MET but to CREATE REAL CHANGE.We must defend Ferguson.Other Ways You Can HelpSome people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign by using the gofundme share tools!Thank you for your support! Zellie Imani twitter/ig @zellieimani http://www.gofundme.com/cxwamk
saraahbjordaan said: Stay strong and safe out there! God bless you guys. Nice greets from Germany!
Thank you so much. It is powerful to our cause to know the whole world is watching and many are against the aggression and violence displayed by the police and military towards African Americans.
artbygeek said: yo you've heard about the issue with gofundme right?
Yes, I just heard about it yesterday or at least the calls for boycotting the company. I agree with it. I’m looking into another site to raise funds.
what’s the issue with gofundme if y’all don’t mind me asking?
Online fundraising for the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Missouri earlier this month has topped $200,000, surpassing money raised for the victim’s family.
A lot of donors left racist comments. ( go fund me deleted the comments)
Also go fund me gets 10% of donations raised. So they gaining 20,000 from that fundraiser. So of course they don’t remove it.