“Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.”—Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via thicklip)
“[Academics] carry out never-ending research, while our communities are bleeding and ultimately dying”—Stefan Mikaelsson, Lule Saami, President of the Swedish Saami Parliament Assembly, answering a question about ethical research among indigenous peoples at a conference in Ubmeje (via queerandpresentdanger)
“No free negro shall come, reside in, or be within this state… the legislation shall provide by penal law for the removal of all such negroes and for their exclusion from the state” - Oregon’s 1857 constitution… not “officially” repealed until 1926.. Today Oregon has a black population of 2%.
The Black Portlanders has a goal of introducing the stories and dreams of Black Portlanders to the world. At this moment, I’m in the midst of a great challenge and fight to keep this project going. I am in the last hours of anIndiegogo campaign to fund the continuance of The Black Portlanders. We are raising a total of $15,000 for essential equipment, development funds, and to save a crucial crashed hard drive that holds the entire first 8 months of The Black Portlanders. Yes.
We must reach our goal by 11:59 Monday night. - Intisar Abioto
“What if we begin by asking questions that emerge within a recognition of Indigenous laws, which are integral to maintaining Indigenous communities? What might happen if the people who perpetrate violence against Indigenous girls and women were seen as accountable to the families and communities for their loss? What if they had to spend the rest of their lives directly contributing to the wellbeing of those communities? What if someone who beat an Indigenous woman was required to build her family a new house, or build her community a new cultural center? What if they had to sit in front of the elders in her community and be accountable to them? What other solutions might there be within Indigenous legal systems that would increase Canadian’s accountability to Indigenous communities when they take the life of one of our community members?”—I am Accountable to Loretta Saunders, Sarah Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw)