By WSE May 11, 2015
As part of the final class meeting, Professor Arisika Razak's course Holistic Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Rights & Freedoms, hosted a panel of activists. View the presentation here:
Panel (in order of appearance)
- Sofie Karasek - Co-founder, End Rape on Campus She is an anti-sexual violence activist and a co-founder of End Rape on Campus. She spearheaded two 31-person federal complaints against the University of California, Berkeley, where she is currently a senior studying Political Economy. Sofie has also been a leading advocate for California's groundbreaking affirmative consent law and her work has been featured in national and international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CNN, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Marie Claire.
- Lakota Harden - Native American women's experience in raising their families. Lakota Harden (Minnecoujou/Yankton Lakota and HoChunk) is an orator, activist, community organizer, workshop facilitator, radio host and poet. She has dedicated her life, as a daughter of seven generations of Lakota leaders, to liberation and justice.
- Tiny Gray-Garcia - is a poverty scholar, revolutionary journalist, PO' Poet, spoken word artist, welfareQUEEN, lecturer, mixed race mama of Tiburcio and daughter of Dee and the co-founder and executive director of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork. Tiny is a teacher, multi-media producer, and author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America, has just been published by City Lights. She has innovated several revolutionary media, arts and education programs for youth, adults and elders including the first welfare to work journalism program in the US for poor mothers transitioning off of welfare, PoorNewsNetwork - an on-line magazine and monthly radio show on KPFA, and several cultural projects such as the Po' Poets Project, Youth in Media, welfareQUEENs, and many more. Visit Tiny Gray-Garcia's website.
- Lora Jo Foo - author of "Earth Passages", as well as "Asian American Women" which has a section on "Sexual and Reproductive Justice for Asian American Women". Organizer, artist. Knowledge about the pressures that support, enhance or destroy the positive lives of children in relation to working class, immigrant, Asian-American women. Read an interview with Lora Jo Foo.