The Women’s Committee of the Spirit of Mandela Coalition will convene a virtual gathering on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022.
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International Women’s Day: Defending Human Rights, Fighting Oppression and Building Solidarity
- ROSA CLEMENTE- Afro-Latina Organizer; Independent Journalist, Producer, Scholar Activist
- MONIFA BANDELE- Black/New Afrikan Organizer; Chief Strategy Officer, MomsRising
- OLGA SANABRIA-DAVILA- Puerto Rican Independence Movement; Advisor to Decolonization Committee of 24
- DIAN MILLION- Athabascan Nation; Associate Professor in American Indian Studies, Univ. of Washington
- SHAFEAH M’BALIA- Muslims for Social Justice; Southern Coordinator of Imam Jamil Action Network
Invitation Letter from the Women’s Committee
Spirit of Mandela Tribunal
The Women’s Committee
In October 2021, the “Spirit of Mandela” Tribunal was a highly successful campaign to expose the issues of genocide and oppression impacting Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Poor Communities inside the United States. The Tribunal was initiated and led by former Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War from the oppressed national communities including but not limited to the Black Liberation Movement, the Borinqueña (Puerto Rican) Independence Movement, and the Indigenous Liberation Movements. A panel of international jurists found the US guilty of genocide and other violations of human rights against these oppressed communities. We uphold this verdict as it relates to women’s oppression and patriarchy.
As an outcome of the Tribunal, formal charges are being prepared for filing at the United Nations against the US and a new Peoples’ Senate is being organized to unite these oppressed national communities in their struggles against these oppressive conditions inside the US.
“The Peoples’ Senate will be a national cohesive network of people reflective of poor and working-class communities across the United States, community, professional, and revolutionary organizations, academics, health care advocates, religious communities, joined together to protect, champion, and uphold the human rights of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, and thus by doing so, ensure the human rights of all people”
— Mission Statement
Recently, a number of women from the Tribunal have begun meeting to have discussions about the forms of oppression that particularly impact women, including the struggle against patriarchy in all communities. Issues such as the lowest rungs of poverty, unequal and inadequate pay, lack of affordable childcare, women missing from their communities, formerly and presently incarcerated women, violence against women, women’s leadership and other issues should be brought forward.
We are reaching out to women from the various oppressed national communities to join our Women’s Committee and give guidance as to which women’s issues are most important to be raised from each community as well as contribute to the struggle for women’s rights.
We would like to invite you to our first organizing meeting of the Women’s Committee on International Women’s Day, March 8th at 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT. We are hoping to further broaden the committee and your thoughts, concerns and ideas will be greatly appreciated.
The Women’s Committee Meeting:
When: Mar 8, 2022 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) [6 pm pst; 7 pm mst; 8 pm cst]
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions. We look forward to seeing you!
Yours in Revolutionary Unity and Solidarity,