LBTQ Women's 360 Health & Empowerment Fair
Apr 29 9:00am
April 29, 2017
Join us for an empowering day with LBTQ Women to take action and protect our body, mind and politics in challenging times. Enjoy free interactive workshops, a powerful keynote speech, an informative stroll through our health and civil right orgs fair, an Activism 101 action center, as well as yoga and Pilates. Workshops include a variety of issues, from how to take care of your mind, to learning about the what’s going online activism and digital privacy.
Amita Swadhin will talk about what an intersectional and sustainable approach to resistance looks like for the next four years - self-care, interdependence, politicizing sexual violence, using intersectionality. They are an LA- based educator, storyteller, activist and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Amita leads Power, Pleasure, Purpose, an online course for survivors of child sexual abuse to engage in individual and collective healing, and is also the Founder and Director of Mirror Memoirs, a project centering the narratives and leadership of LGBTQ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. Amita's commitments and approach to this work stem from their experience as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father. In January 2017, Amita testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBTQ Americans in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination as the US Attorney General.
This event is free. RSVP at Eventbrite.