IWW Women's Caucus
ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CAUCUS
The Women's Caucus is a group of people in the IWW who are dedicated to combating sexism, racism, and homophobia. Our aim is to foster an atmosphere of inclusiveness in the labor movement and the IWW in particular.
The Women's Caucus is open to anyone who shares this goal. We welcome people of all genders and colors to join!
The Women’s Caucus has drawn up several projects that we are all interested in working on. We welcome all wobblies to participate, including women, men, and transgendered people. Please get in touch if you would like to work on any of these projects.
PROJECT: Work with Organizing Dept & Organizing Training Committee
DESCRIPTION: Work with the OD and OTC to incorporate into their training sessions information on how workers can deal with sexism/racism/homophobia while trying to organize. This group can also do research and make recommendations about the issue of stipends for low-income union organizers.
CONTACT: Sarah at bender.sarah@gmail [dot] com
DESCRIPTION: Compile a booklet of writing in which women, queers, and people of color share personal anecdotes from their experiences in labor activism. This booklet will include stories, interviews, poetry and art. The focus of all submissions should be based on their relevance to the IWW: its history, methods and members. Other focuses include direct action and worker run community organizing.
CONTACT: Kirsten at kmayoh@gmail [dot] com
PROJECT: “Culture of Inclusion” policy
DESCRIPTION: The Women’s Caucus will draw up a policy to be presented at GA 08. This policy will call for the inclusion not just of women and men but of people of all genders as well as people of any race, age, disability, sexuality, etc.
PROJECT: Publicize the Sato fund & encourage diversity at General Assembly
DESCRIPTION: Will work with the General Secretary-Treasurer to publicize the Sato fund through iww.org, the IW, and other outlets. Will also research Charlene Sato to raise awareness of her life and work. Will also research other ways to encourage diversity at GA.
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