Some news and a Giveaway!

An essay I wrote is being published in a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives book edited by Jessica Yee-- Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism. (Book info link here)

And, to celebrate I'm going to be giving a copy of the book away! All you have to do is leave a comment with a way for me to get a hold of you! The giveaway will end this Friday the 25th at 10PM PST and I'll pick from the random number generator thingy.

Book Description:
Against a backdrop exposing a 500+ year legacy of colonization and oppression, Feminism FOR REAL explores what has led us to the  existence of 'feminism', who gets to decide what it is, and why. It provides thoughtful, honest and unapologetic insight into how different communities; including Indigenous and women of colour, sex workers, disABLEd, queer, Two-Spirited and trans youth define and relate to feminism; what it means to them -- and more importantly, what it doesn't mean.

In the words of editor Jessica Yee, this is not a hate-on of feminism or of academia. It is about truth-telling. And, as explained in the introduction, in the process of uncovering truths, facing them head-on and seeing where they lead us, we can redefine feminism beyond a first, second, or third wave policed by academic institutions so that it becomes about truly cross-cultural human movements that are about real justice - and doesn't end up reinforcing the very forms of oppression it claims to confront.

Jessica Yee is a self-described "Two-Spirit multi-racial Indigenous hip hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter". She is the founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (the only organization of its kind in North America) that works within the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health by and for Indigenous youth across the continent.

  • Click here to pre-order your copy of Feminism FOR REAL.

  • Join the discussion and follow along as the book launches across Canada on the  Feminism FOR REAL Facebook page.

  • In Toronto on Feb. 25?  Then don't miss the Feminism FOR REAL  national book launch.

  • Join us on Friday February 25th at the Toronto Women's Bookstore to celebrate the official book launch of "Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism" edited by Jessica Yee.
    Where: Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street, Toronto
    When: Friday February 25th, 7pm to 9pm
    Main area is wheelchair accessible. We regret that the washroom is not wheelchair accessible.

    Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191238847561961#!/event.php?eid=191238847561961

    With an opening address from Lee Maracle, drumming by Shandra Spears-Bombay and rattle dance by DJ Danforth, this event will feature spoken word performances and round table discussions from the book contributors, followed by a screening of "The Road Forward", dedicated to the countless First Nations women who have "disappeared" on British Columbia's "Highway of Tears". More information about "The Road Forward" can be found here: http://www.reddiva.ca/?p=557

    Proceeds from the evening will go to a scholarship fund created for the children of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

    For more information please contact Erika Shaker at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at erikas@policyalternatives.ca

    To pre-order your copy of the book, visit http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/ourschools-ourselves/feminism-real


    Anonymous said...

    Congratulations on getting your essay published!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

    Melissa said...

    I am so proud of you! You inspire me so much to get my shit together. Lady, I love you.

    Eden Oliver said...

    Me me me! Though I would pay for one, too.

    I'm also a thousand times proud of you too :)

    ashley-in-chains said...

    Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment:)
    We get the CCPA papers sometimes. Always interesting articles.

    Jarrah said...

    Well I'm going to pay for one regardless, but my email is jarrahhodge [at] gmail.com. Congrats on being published in this - looks like it'll be great!

    gloss said...

    oh oh oh, I would love to win a copy. Congratulations on being a part of such a great-looking volume!

    My email name is glossings. The provider is Gmail. (Hopefully this is spam-proofed enough...)

    Gabby Santos said...

    Power in our communities! Thanks for lookin' out. Much love to you, Jessica Yee and everyone else who worked on this.

    Gabby Santos said...

    Oh, and you can DM me on Twitter. @ocadsv

    Anonymous said...

    i want it i want it i want it. if i get it i'll buy another copy to share with a friend. mika at danzine dot org.

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    Nine said...

    Count me in!
    nine at jinxremoving dot org ...

    N said...

    Totally stoked!

    twitter: @atomiquelle

    j said...

    Wish I could make it to the launch!