Asia Pacific Forum shares the voices of International Women's Strike Organizers from Poland, Thailand, and Pakistan; strike reflections from National Planning Committee Members of the International Women's U.S. Strike, Suzanne Adely and Ivy Quicho; and sounds from the thousands strong International Women's Day March 2017 in Los Angeles, organized and led by AF3IRM LA.
The International Women’s Strike on March 8th, 2017 is an international day of action, planned and organized by women in more than 50 different countries.
A collage of voices from International Women’s Strike, Asia Pacific Forum talks with organizers from Poland, Thailand, and Pakistan- joined under the theme of “Solidarity is our Weapon.”
Klementyna Suchanow shares her thoughts on Poland’s Black Monday- a successful strike waged in October of 2016 where thousands of women took to the streets and protested a proposed abortion ban. She discusses the lessons learned, Polish activism under an ultraconservative government, and the impact of western feminism on other parts of the world.
Angela, International Women's Strike organizer from Bangkok, Thailand discusses the March 8 family day of action for women.
Nusair Khan, International Women’s Strike organizer in Islamabad, Pakistan discusses the challenge with progressive organizing in the country, supporting feminist struggle, and what it means to be part of the global community.
More Asia Pacific Forum interviews and sounds from a broad political and ideological spectrum of organizers and activists participating in the International Women's Day March and International Women's Strike.
Sounds and speeches from the thousands strong International Women's Day March 2017 in Los Angeles, organized and led by AF3IRM LA. Special thanks to Hazel Koons for the audio used in this segment.
International Women's Strike organizers from Chiangmai, Thailand and last but not least, strike reflections from the National Planning Committee Members of the International Women's U.S. Strike, Suzanne Adely and Ivy Quicho.
International Women’s Day March in Los Angeles was thousands strong this past Sunday and it was organized and led by AF3IRM LA. As with previous years, one stop was a detention center where organizers, speakers, and marchers sang and chanted outside and were met by the clanging and knocks by those held inside the detention center. This is a collage of intersectional feminist, women of color voices- including former AF3IRM chair, Jollene Levid.
Liz Hilton and a roundtable of voices from International Women’s Strike organizers in Chiangmai, Thailand. We discuss the specific struggles of women in Thailand and what it means to be a feminist in Thailand. First, we hear them share their names.
Suzanne Adely is a global labor organizer, human rights attorney & Arab community organizer, engaged in supporting anti-imperialist movements, a member of the US Palestine Community network & National Lawyers Guild International.
Ivy Quicho is a Filipina American social worker and works as a labor organizer in Los Angeles. She is the National Chairperson of AF3IRM, a transnational feminist, anti-imperialist organization dedicated to grassroots organizing against oppression in all its forms.