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Interview with Monica Moorehead at the Montreal International Womens Conference

Interview with Monica Moorehead at the Montreal International Womens Conference

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Uploaded: 20 Sep, 2010

Recording Date: 14 Aug, 2010
Recording Location: Montreal
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Language: English
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Program Title: Interview with Monica Moorehead at the Montreal International Womens Conference
Description: Women from more than 30 countries gathered in Parc Extension, Montreal for the first Montreal International Women’s Conference. The conference was organized by the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins and went from August 13-16.
The organization works with women from diverse origins around the world to take on a number of social issues from migrants’ rights to violence against women. Some of the countries represented include the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, Mexico, Ecuador, and Mali.
This conference, honours and marks 100 years since the declaration of International Women’s Day. Among the issues discussed are the impact of developmental aggression including large scale mining projects; women’s access to reproductive health; the social cost of migration and migrants’ rights; racism and exploitation in the workplace; and concerns of indigenous communities here and abroad.
The end result of the conference was to build an international anti-imperialist alliance.
The following interview was conducted and recorded by one of several young women from the InterTribal Youth Centre, the South Asian Women's Community Centre, the Quebec Native Women's Association, the Y des Femmes de Montreal and Radio CKUT.
The young women involved in the radio project got the opportunity to interview women from across the world involved in the feminist militant movement.

Host(s): CKUT
Featured Speakers/Guests: Monica Moorehead is a Workers World Party secretariat member and a managing editor of Workers World newspaper, which fights for and promotes socialism. The editor of the 2007 compilation book, “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,” she co-authored “Mumia Speaks – an interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal”. She was a Workers World Party candidate for U.S. president in two national elections, 1996 and 2000, and a Peace & Freedom Party candidate for president in 1996. Moorehead is an activist with the Women’s Fightback Network, which organizes annual International Working Women’s Day events in NYC. Moorehead has represented Workers World Party on solidarity trips including South Africa, Iraq, Cuba, Nicaragua and North Korea. In the mid-80s, she was part of a women’s delegation that traveled to the Dominican Republic including the Haitian border.



Society and Culture > Women
Type: Interview

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