BASTA! Women's ConferencePrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1980

Medium: Offset printed

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 22.5″

This conference was initiated by women of color along with white anti-imperialist women to coalesce the struggles of feminism with that of revolution and anti-imperialism. In other words: In order to be a revolutionary feminist one must look not just how women experience discrimination, gender violence and the fight against them, but also that women must have an intersectional analysis. This meant combining the struggles against racism and patriarchy with explicit support for national liberation and armed struggle where women were full participants in their liberation movements as fighters and leaders. Much that was said at the conference rings truer than ever today as can be clearly seen in a speech given by Poet and African American leader, Pat Parker.

Image: Photograph of five Eritrean women freedom fighters sitting and standing positioned across the middle of the poster.

Words: BASTA! Women’s Conference on Imperialism and Third Word War, The National Conference for women will be examining the relationship of imperialism to the women’s movement, national liberation struggles, war preparation and U.S. military build-up, Speakers, Slides, Workshops, Movies, Cultural Night & Dance.

Color: red and black ink on buff paper

Event: Conference, August 22, 23, 24 at the YMCA, Oakland, CA.

Sponsors: BASTA

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