Boston: La Rivolta! Anarcha-Feminist Festival, March 4th

SECOND ANNUAL LA RIVOLTA! FESTIVAL

A Radical Celebration of International Women's Day

Saturday, March 4th
Boston, MA

La Rivolta! is a celebration of the radical women of history and the battles they waged as well as a forum for solidarity among radical feminists today to continue the fight for the liberation of all oppressed people.

The Schedule:
Friday, March 3. Black Flag Tavern, anarchist brew and chatter,
location and time, TBA.

March 4
WORKSHOPS
11am - 6pm

Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston st, Copley Square
(orange line to Back Bay, Green Line to Copley, 39 bus to BP Library)

Workshops are free, childcare will be provided (please let us know if you will be bringing kids, contact possiblyclaire@yahoo.com)

Anarchist pot luck donated by local anarchist collectives will be served during the workshops

Scheduled workshops:

--Woman and Art
--International Sex Trafficking
--Sex Work in the usa
--Patriarchy Smashing & Gender Fucking
--Indigenous Women's Resistance
--Childeren Zine Making (part of childcare)
---More TBA

NIGHT OF MUSIC
8 pm
Mass College of Art, 621 Huntington ave
(green 'E' line to longwood, 39 bus to mass art)
No chilid care at concert, All Ages, dont bring alcohol.

Performances Include:

--Cojoba (from Puerto Rico)
--Resistant Culture (from Los Angelos)
--Ballast (from Montreal)
--Sonya Renee (Washington D.C.)
--Lemuria (buffalo, NY)
--Reflect and Strengthen (from right here in Boston)
--Several more pending TBA

For up to the minute updates, go to: www.larivolta.org
Collective Contact: dumett@bu.edu
You play on MySpace?: www.myspace.com/larivolta

Want to table at the concert? contact jvertigo@juno.com Space is limited, so please email us now! $20 plus one entry for a table.

La Rivolta! Manifesto

La Rivolta! is a celebration of the radical women of history and the battles they waged as well as a forum for solidarity among radical feminists today to continue the fight for the liberation of all oppressed people.

The patriarchal capitalist system that designates women to a lesser status than men also underestimates women's capacity to challenge the existing order and improve our circumstances. We must tap into our individual and collective strengths and build support for political and cultural efforts aimed at social change.

La Rivolta! is a chance for us to meet, exchange information and ideas and to learn about each other's struggles and practical efforts to overcome them. Drawing from the incredible people committed to radical feminism in our community in Boston as well as in other cities and countries, La Rivolta! will unite individuals and groups across fields of activity from anarcho-punk rock to anti-violence against women, from anti-prison work to women's health care towards the greater empowerment of all women.

The battle for women's liberation must be fought within the framework of class struggle. As long as there is a ruling class neither women nor men will be free. We must understand the society within which we live and continually reevaluate what it takes to change it, so that we may more forcefully vie with those who would prefer to keep us in ignorance and fear, those who become richer and richer while robbing the majority of material well-being, those who deny us our rights, those who want state control over our bodies, use us as fodder in their wars, attempt to pacify us with false elections, and decimate our environment. We envision a society based on freedom and equality in which poverty and privilege, class and injustice, sexism and racism and homophobia are on the scrap heap of history. Our goal is the emancipation of all oppressed and exploited people, and as part of the ongoing fight we must address issues that impact women specifically. This can only be achieved through our own efforts.

United we are strong. Communicating and building networks of support makes us stronger. La Rivolta!

http://www.larivolta.org