Femmes of Color 2011, Keynote by Mia Mingus

Posted: 0 25th August, 2011 in Uncategorized

I had the very great privilege to attend the Keynote delivered by Mia Mingus for the Femmes of Color Symposium.  Below is the video of the inspiring words from this modern warrior for peace & social justice.  She is real; she is magnificent; she is inspiring.

“Mia Mingus is a queer physically disabled woman of color, korean transracial and transnational adoptee writer, organizer and community caretaker.  She was raised in St. Croix, USVI, spent 12 years in Atlanta, GA and has recently moved to Berkeley, California.  Through her work on disability justice, reproductive justice, queer liberation, and transformative justice; she recognizes the urgency and barriers for oppressed communities to work together and build alliances for liberation.  She believes that love, care and kindness are political and, though her work for liberation changes and evolves, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.”  You can find the rest of her bio on her blog “Leaving Evidence

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