Thought I’d bring this to everyone’s attention.
12pm Maquilapolis: City of Factories
Women in Mexican factories organise themselves to fight against exploitation and the destruction of their communities
1.45pm “Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries” Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera
Short clips and discussion about the two leaders of the Stonewall uprisings fighting homelessness, racism and police violence
2.35pm Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur
Experiences of struggle in the US, prison, exile in socialist Cuba, and the women, music and culture that inform her understanding
3.45pm Focus E15
The fight in London led by young mothers demanding social housing not social cleansing
Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. Maestra interviews the women involved in transforming society
5.20pm Leila Khaled: Hijacker
PFLP militant hijacked a plane in the fight for the liberation of Palestine; the film discussed the issues of women, solidarity and violence in the fight for freedom
6.45pm Udita – Arise
Bangladesh: amongst factory collapses and union repression, women garment workers come together to organise for better working conditions, pay and justice
8pm Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners!
Communist revolutionary Angela Davis speaks about the actions that led to her imprisonment and the worldwide political movement for her freedom
Looks like a really interesting day to get everyone started. I’m going to be heading down heading down around 1ish and staying for the piece on FOCUS 15 Mothers.