01 April 2009

Feminist Advisory Board

Feminist Advisory Board [FAB] for Obama The Feminist Advisory Board [FAB] for Obama is now an official group within Organizing for America.

The founder, Madama Ambi, is now exploring turning FAB, which first gained notice during the 2008 Presidential campaign, into a platform for communicating with The White House Council on Women and Girls. She also hopes for the women's movement to "unify and strengthen its networks, but this doesn't mean that any one group has to be dominant." In Ambi's opinion, "the smart way to organize when you have so much talent is to create a horizontal, transparent network with high-powered communication infrastructures." Certainly staying within the construct of Organizing for America provides tools for that work.

"We are all in this together.
No one is free until everyone is free."
A draft proposal is available for comment at http://needia.blogspot.com, a needs-based women's media network driven by user interactivity. The draft proposal may also be posted at Wikipedia so that it can "take advantage of crowd-sourcing and collective intelligence." Ultimately, despite a feminist focus, you do not have to consider yourself feminist in order to participate in FAB: the group seeks support for dismantling the systems of domination that deprive all people of their human rights.

In the words of U.S. President Barack H. Obama,
"...it's up to us to carry that work forward, to ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements -- and that they have opportunities their mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers never dreamed of."

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