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Naquasia LeGrand

Naquisha Legrand will join the Peoples World event: Working for a living - new challenges on Friday, June 13, 7:30 pm at UIC Student Center East, 750 S Halsted St. Chicago. Other panelists include Terrie Albano, PW editor, Howard Kling from Workday Minnesota, Rasheen Aldridge, a leader of low wage workers and Elce Redmond of Jobs with Justice.

1 month ago

Working for a Living: New Challenges | Facebook

Join us for a dialogue on living as and organizing fast food workers with:

Panelists:
Terrie Albano, co-editor Peoplesworld.org
Rasheen Aldrige, St. Louis Can’t Survive of $7.35 strike leader, Young Activists United
Howard Kling, Secretary, International Labor Communications Association AFL-CIO, Change to Win
Naquasia LeGrand, Fast food forward, Colbert Show guest
Elce Redmond, Organizing Director for the South Austin Coalition, National Board Jobs With Justice

MC: Judith Le Blanc Field Director, Peace Action

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La Cosecha / The Harvest (2011)

"Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat.  Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive.  The Harvest / La Cosecha profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest and provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.”

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A Showing of “Gasland” by Josh Fox in Bridgeport Chicago

The Bridgeport Alliance will be hosting a viewing of the documentary “Gasland” by Emmy award winner Josh Fox.

This film talks about the harsh dangers of fracking and other processes used in the natural gas industry. Fracking causes land and water contamination due to the release of methane gas and other toxins.

This film questions the sustainability and safety of this method.

When: Saturday May 17th 2014 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Benton House 3052 Ma Benton Ln, Chicago, IL 60608

There will be a screening of the film and then a discussion about fracking in the state of Illinois after the film.

For more information Call Benton house at 773-927-6420

May1stChicago2014Front_6 on Flickr.Chicago May day #2Million2Many

May1stChicago2014Front_6 on Flickr.

Chicago May day #2Million2Many

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.A McDonald’s worker telling the crowd why they are on strike and fighting for 15 and a Union

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.

A McDonald’s worker telling the crowd why they are on strike and fighting for 15 and a Union

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.On strike!!! Fighting for 15 and Union!!

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.

On strike!!! Fighting for 15 and Union!!

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.Fast food global fight in Chicago. Workers united in better pay!

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.

Fast food global fight in Chicago. Workers united in better pay!

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Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005)

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In Conquest, Smith places Native American women at the center of her analysis of sexual violence, challenging both conventional definitions of the term and conventional responses to the problem.
Beginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state-sanctioned boarding schools from the 1880s to the 1980s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include environmental racism, population control and the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-natives. Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women—the most likely women in the United States to die of poverty-related illnesses, be victims of rape and suffer partner abuse.
Essential reading for scholars and activists, Conquest is the powerful synthesis of Andrea Smith’s intellectual and political work to date. By focusing on the impact of sexual violence on Native American women, Smith articulates an agenda that is compelling to feminists, Native Americans, other people of color and all who are committed to creating viable alternatives to state-based “solutions.”

ebookcollective:

Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005)

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.PDF (alternative)

In Conquest, Smith places Native American women at the center of her analysis of sexual violence, challenging both conventional definitions of the term and conventional responses to the problem.

Beginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state-sanctioned boarding schools from the 1880s to the 1980s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include environmental racism, population control and the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-natives. Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women—the most likely women in the United States to die of poverty-related illnesses, be victims of rape and suffer partner abuse.

Essential reading for scholars and activists, Conquest is the powerful synthesis of Andrea Smith’s intellectual and political work to date. By focusing on the impact of sexual violence on Native American women, Smith articulates an agenda that is compelling to feminists, Native Americans, other people of color and all who are committed to creating viable alternatives to state-based “solutions.”

(via chinookorca)