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Brenda Stokely Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference

Brenda Stokely Interview 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: Brenda Stokely Interview 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: Brenda Stokely is a human rights activist dedicated to ending all forms of national oppression, racism, sexism and exploitation of workers. She co-found and built several key organizations, including The 2004 Million Worker March Movement (Co-NE Regional Organizer), NY Labor Against the War (Co-convener), Local 215 (former President), Social Service Employees and District Council 1707 (Former President), and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, representing 25,000 human service workers) (former President). She is a rank and file member in both private and public sectors who has won union recognition, just contracts, and internal union democracy. She is also a founding member of Troops Out Now, Blacks in Solidarity Against the War, May 1st Coalition for Workers and Immigrant Rights, NY Solidarity Coalition with Katrina/Rita Survivors, and Coalition to Save Harlem.



Society and Culture > Women
Type: Interview

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