Revolutionary Mothering: Laboring for a Just World

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Embodied Inequalities Event

On March 8 at 4:00pm, join us for an event in celebration of International Women’s Day that honors the often invisible mothering and caretaking labor that has been essential to Chicago-based movements for racial justice over the years. Our keynote speaker, Paula X. Rojas will lead us in honoring collectives that have been at the forefront of care-work within Chicago’s movements seeking to dismantle the prison industrial complex and undocumented, Palestinian, and American Indian movements. Elected officials will also comment on the policy implications of these issues.

Panelists are: Natalie Bennett (Women's Leadership and Resource Center at UIC), Fernanda Castellanos (Organized Communities Against Deportation), Monica Cosby (Moms United Against Violence), Bertha Escamilla (Mothers of the Kidnapped), Jasmine Gurneau (Native American & Indigenous Initiatives, Northwestern), Susila Gurusami (Criminology, Law, and Justice at UIC), Ahlam Jbara (formerly with the Arab American Action Network), Dima Khalidi (Palestine Legal), Nadine Naber (IRRPP, GWS, & GLAS at UIC), Frank Ornales (Mothers of the Kidnapped), Robert Peters (Illinois State Senator for the 13th District), Paula X. Rojas (Mama Sana Vibrant Woman), Armanda Shackelford (Mothers of the Kidnapped), Pamala Silas (Visionary Ventures), Johnaé Strong (Mothers of the Kidnapped), and Celina Villanueva (Illinois State Senator for the 11th District).