7 Temple St
Sisterhood is Powerful
On Sunday June 11, 2017, at 7pm BLM Cambridge will be hosting an event for the sistas, called Sisterhood is Powerful. This event is intended to be a space for Trans and cis Black women, as well as non-binary/ non-conforming Black folks, to come together to discuss the momentum of the contemporary feminist movement.
In 1977, The Combahee River Collective, a group of mostly queer identifying Black women in Boston and New York, released their historic statement. This text famously documented the interlocking struggles of Black women, simultaneous racism and sexism. Neither struggle could outweigh the other. This historical document declared allegiance to these struggles as well as solidarity with anti-capitalist struggles with third world women, queer folks and of course to men of color with whom we struggle under the same oppressive and repressive forces.
BLM Cambridge’s Sisterhood is Powerful is meant to be an event where Black women come together with food and drink to revisit the words of these pioneers, as well as discuss the contemporary third wave movement. This will include an analysis of the Women’s March, the #SayHerName hashtag, #TransLiberationTuesday, and of course the tragic murder of Sandra Bland by the police.
Please join on Sunday June 11, 2017, at 7pm at the YWCA Cambridge (7 Temple Street, Cambridge), for food, drink, and lively discussion as the movement rolls on. Childcare will be available. This event is free. Please contact [email protected] for more information.