Hello friends! I have been a bad, bad person, or having way too much fun, depending how you look at it… but have not posted here for a year. I DO plan to continue with the Unfinished Business project, as the need continues for women and friends of women (I also like the word “accomplices” as a suggested substitute for “allies”) to come together and achieve equality, justice, and a happy life for all. For now, just a quick report on a discussion day I convened on August 26, 2015. Here’s the first-draft collage of the wonderful 17 who attended.
Together we addressed the same vital topics I’ve been asking about in the video interviews: How can we re-energize activism around women’s poverty, end violence, and ensure reproductive rights? and, What strategies are needed in the next two years? I’m very glad that 9 of the participants were women of color, though I need to hear more from Black women. Bo Thao-Urabe and Kathy Wan Povi led the discussions. I decided to audio-record, and hope to include many of these voices in upcoming chapters of the video project. I still have about 35 pages of transcript from this day to summarize – not to mention many video interviews to get back to! But now back at work. Send me YOUR thoughts anytime, here or to MinnBonnie@gmail.com.