“community is what makes us powerful”

image image The amount of work and organizing that goes into something like women who rock is astounding. Everyone involved is a community organizer, educator, and/or activist. The people who attend want to see change in their community and enjoy discussing ways to make this happen. This is what makes the unconference so powerful. It’s fluidity and relaxed energy transforms the cultural center into a host of creative ideas. Community is powerful and women who rock, believes it. Every individual matters, their stories are important and need to be hear. Women of color are often ignored, excluded, and set in the background. Unconferences like women who rock place women of color at the forefront, making their identities and experiences valid and the star of the experience. Through these photos we can see the audience moving things forward, listening intently to the panel discussion and marching through downtown Columbia city chanting things like, ‘no justice, no peace, no racist police!’ And, ‘we want justice for all women’. All important and all powerful, without a leader, systems of oppression can not focus on just one individual and get rid of them. We are all leaders. We are all leading it. Community is powerful.

 

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One thought on ““community is what makes us powerful”

  1. Que puedemos acer para ayudar a otra jente? Todos estamos differente, y la jente aqui saben eso. La jente aqui quieren que toda la jente aqui se sienten importante. The Panal speaking right now never keeps their mouths shut, they’re aware of everything that goes on in the world that isnt fair to us people of color. These women are all activist, they want to inspire people to help others who may not know how to get help. Their is a women who is originally from Canda who made a point that right now, at this moment there are women and children being raped, used for human trafficing, and beaten, and just because CNN doesn’t tell the world about it, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be aware of it and try to inform others. El Mundo es un lugar cruel, y ay jente que eson muy cruel, pero no toda la jente en este mundo eson crueles. Ay jente como las mujeres aqui que son buena jente y que quieren ayudar a otras persons. These people all are so selfless it’s inspiring.

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