Kamalayan Kollective

Pinay Speaks

Spring 2011: Mondays, 1:00pm at the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad Small Room

Pinay Speaks is a space for dialogue, empowerment and self-reflection for those who are woman- and female-identified.  This was created by Pinays because of a need for a safe space on campus and in our lives in general.  We discuss personal/political and local/global issues such as sexual violence, healing, family, sexuality, sisterhood, gender roles, and more.  We are empowered by employing our agency, building connections among women of color, and sustaining a radical space for womyn.

The first dialogue was facilitated by creators and Kamalayan Kollective members Bien, Fatima and Heidi in November 2005. Each week we discuss a different personal/political and local/global issue. All of these topics are rooted in our experiences and shape our identities as sisters, daughters, Pinays, queer women, women of color, students, artists, and more.

PAST TOPICS INCLUDE:
– Human trafficking (sex and labor) and our communities
– Family and family relationships
– Intersecting/multiple identities
– Healing and moving forward
– Violence
– Reproductive justice and Barack Obama
– Militarism in San Diego
– “Bebot” song and music video
– Beauty
– Sisterhood
– Dealing with change
– Everyday struggles and triumphs

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
– Journaling/freewriting
– Art projects
– Close reading and critical analysis of articles, current events, artistic pieces
– “Give one, take one”
– “Have you ever wondered?”
– Hanging out!

Remember, you do not have to identify as Pinay, F/Pilipina, F/Pilipina American to join. And of course, invite your friends, org members, co-workers, peers, mentors, and community members!

Written by thekamalayankollective

November 10, 2008 at 1:01 am

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