Feminists for Puerto Rico was born of frustration in the wake of Hurricane Maria. I wasn’t seeing any major feminist organizations advocating for Puerto Rico relief efforts. So, what was initially an individual desire turned into an action at the 2017 National Women’s Studies Association annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland (see pictures below).
NWSA was celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Combahee River Collective statement. In the statement, members asserted that “We realize that the liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy.” Feminists for Puerto Rico is a small effort offered with this call to action in mind. I designed two shirts: the original “#feministsforpuertorico” and the second shirt “Pa’Lante!” to reach a broader audience.
You can purchase the shirts at my Etsy shop Diaspora Despierta.
When your shirt arrives, please take a selfie and share on social media with the hashtag #FeministsforPuertoRico
In light of my Feminist Frequency appearance and micro poem project (and in preparation for the largest gathering of feminists in the US #NWSA2017) I️ created #FeministsforPuertoRico. I️ made an infographic and a t-shirt.
I rallied some folx and we went to the Unity March on Sunday the 19th: