Crossposted from la Mamita Mala
This is a continuation of this post, based on conversations had at the Women’s Equity Media Summit with Noemi and BFP.
In all honesty, I don’t even quite remember the questions we were answering pero I know that BFP primarily came up with this:
Multiple Media tools politicized for transformative justice
Are those our resources? Our goals? Part of our vision? Sounds like a plan of attack to me, a way to use our weapons of media, media as defined as how we communicate ourselves to others.
And how are mamis of color movements resourced?
501c3′s are not the only way we seek/need resources or want to be resourced as. We are more than charity cases, communities to be served.
BFP gave an excellent example about how in her hood the only way families, especially Latino families could get services like coats for the winter, was if they fit a certain mold, that is cleaned up and made themselves more presentable, looked deserving of services.
We should not be resourced based on our education but rather on our history of work
Education is a privilege. I personally have two years of college under my belt pero most people won’t even consider me for jobs or my opinion because I had to drop out to take care of my child. Forget the years of experience or how I have personally have helped others get their degrees. Without letters after my name on a piece of paper, I don’t fit in.
We should be resourced in terms of the role we play as part of larger struggles, as part of a continuation of historical lines of struggle.
We should not be tokenized
We should not be expected to compromise our values
We should not feel the need to compartmentalize ourselves
Resourced doesn’t just mean money, it means, especially within the context of online work, linking, citing
we should be resourced by the community, as we are part of the community
How are you resourced vs how you would like to be resourced?