Factors of our society such as patriarchy -a family, community, or system that is governed and dominated by men- and the concept of human capital places each one of us in a submissive position in our daily lives. Whether woman, queer, person of color, or poor we are either victimized, criminalized, or pacified by the dominant culture. Most of the time this goes unnoticed, and is acknowledged as “just the way it is.” There is no solution in perpetuating this sentiment, or merely replacing those who are dominant over others. There is no satisfaction in relying on politicians and the police. Within their existence and infrastructure, they will always be at the top and we will keep sinking lower into the their trenches.
In participating in this week of events, we want to build relationships with those around us that are ready to take an assertive position in taking control over our lives and how we are treated as human beings. There is no expectation of things changing over night, but this is a beginning…
This fabulous surge of events is going to take place in Tacoma.
It is for those who have ever felt the anxiety of walking home alone at night. It’s for those who have been directly affected by sexual violence, or have had someone they are close to abused in any way. This is for those with medical bills fermenting in collections accounts. For those far more indebted to the medical industry in being seen by pretentious doctors that provide inaccurate diagnoses based on their convenience. It is to strengthen those who are psychologically or physically bashed down made to feel inferior. It’s for those who have ever felt detached or ashamed of their own body.
This is about communication, mutual respect, and having fun.
We hope to see you there, and in the streets.