Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Last Chance to Submit !!

ANNOUNCING: WOMEN OF COLOR BLOG CARNIVAL
~~~a call out for submissions~~~

Because Women of Color recognize that real world structural inequalities such as poverty, violence, imprisonment, and community neglect, have restricted our access to the resources the internet has to offer our communities,

Because Women of Color recognize that computer literacy is a right that has long been denied to our communities,

Because the internet has been used as a tool to further racist, sexist, and anti-queer fantasies/representations of Women of Color,

Because Women of Color recognize that these racist, sexist, and anti-queer fantasies/representations have very real world consequences for our communities and us,

Because Women of Color demand that the resources the internet has to offer be available to our communities,

Because Women of Color demand that computer literacy be restructured as to include those of us who must learn the computer in restricted settings (libraries, prisons, institutions, etc)

Because Women of Color demand a powerful, healthy, intelligent and WHOLE representation of themselves on the internet, the Radical Woman of Color Blog Carnival has been created!!

**Centering the voices, opinions, issues, interests, demands, problems, and solutions of women of color, this blog carnival will be used to connect the real world issues such as poverty, violence, imprisonment, and community neglect to the blogosphere.

**Publication date will be the first (1rst) of every month.

Topic 2
Mami Bloggers

Mothers have used the internet as a way to build community, seek information and share information.

There has been much debate and discussion about Mommy Bloggers and childfree bloggers. Are they allies or adversaries? Is motherhood , especially stay at home motherhood helping or hurting the feminist cause. , but most of these discussions have centered around white, privileged bloggers. What about mamis of color? Do they dominate the mujer side of the blogosphere to the detriment of radical women who do not have children and who may not want children? How do we represent mamihood as part of our internet identities? How do we make the connections between mami struggles and all struggles within our communities? Is there a need to mami of color only spaces or are those too exclusive, shutting out mujeres in the wider radical community? Does the net and blogosphere give mamis , mami's to be, and women who never will be mamis more space to explore issues around making, birthing, raising, and educating children of color?

Pues claro these are just suggestions and ideas. Got any other thoughts on livin in the mamihood? Essays, poetry, art and other forms of self-expression are more than welcome just get em to me by February 28th.

Email submissions to me,la Mala at mamitamala@yahoo.com

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