From: "'Andrew Phelps' <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
Subject: RE: women's march working through intersectionality
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:55 AM
Yxw, et al.:
When I organized in South Carolina with my friend who was a lead client/survivor activist there, engaging the intersectionality in regards the Afro-Americans, the "slave state" dynamic kept coming to the fore.
What I learned, what was talked in the African American studies at the University of South Carolina, among places, was an historical event which showed the culture defined way of engaging the "impossible" conversation.
In 1803 Ibo women (from Eastern Nigeria of today) arrived at the Brunswick River in N. Georgia on a slave ship, and rebelled and took control of the situation, on and around the ship: That is the story of the "Igbo landing."
Then they went to their hearts - realizing they would again be caught and then made slaves for life - and made a spiritual choice to challenge the situation anyway: See for instance HERE .. and that goes to the understory of the Ibo culture in the Bantu historical context.
On Tue, 1/10/17, Yxw wrote:
I read that article. I think this tension is key – and if we are ever to work together we need to “get it” – how to have valuable deep conversations about it – to get past the gulf – is something I’m not sure about – but I know it is critical.
Ijk sent 1/10/2017
March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race
This is the tension we experience in PsySR, in the Association for Women in Psychology, and probably in every other women’s group right now. I’m not seeing as much racial tension in the Chicago march discussion list, but I’m sure it’s there.