Welcome to Terra Incognita Media where we are dedicated to stirring the pot in the outdoor industry through a feminist lens.
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We are borrowing resources for this workshop from AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy.🌳
Because of how deeply systems of oppression are institutionalized in our society and culture, it is almost inevitable that symptoms and manifestations of these systems will arise even in our organizations working to do good. Often, the values of oppressive systems (such as white supremacy/racism, patriarchy/sexism, ableism, and others) arise in subtle ways that can go unnoticed, especially when the story we have about our organization is that we “aren’t oppressive” or “don’t have those problems” because of our progressive/social justice mission. These issues may show up in ways like whiteness being the norm, talking about needing to "pull" people of color in, "reaching out" to people of color to diversify (rather than changing the organization's culture, build skills and analysis so people of color will want to be there), intentional efforts to hire people of color without addressing the way spaces or workplaces may be hostile, uncomfortable, or alienating to people of color, and so much more. 🌲
The persistent messages that we receive that reinforce anti-Blackness can easily infiltrate our lives, workplaces, relationships, organizations, etc. if we’re not dedicated to building a shared vision for collective liberation that centers Black liberation and self-determination. Our goal in this workshop is to share some tools to see and address antiBlack racism when it happens, as well as creating systems and practices that undermine anti-Black racism.🌿
"The media does not talk about toxic masculinity, and the correlation between domestic violence and large-scale massacres. The undeniable pattern of mass shootings is that they are almost always executed by white men. The undeniable pattern of innocent Black women, men, and children being unjustly murdered, is that officers are acting out of unchecked power charged by systemic racism - a product of toxic masculinity mixed with white supremacy. These are not disparate threads and we have never been able to afford the gloss that mainstream media applies to these crimes." New essay titled, "Believe Womxn: The Front Lines Are Not Blurred." - Link in profile.
Racism, poverty, and public health are interlinked. Black and Indigenous communities are most vulnerable to health issues and lack access to proper care, and we need to prioritize trauma informed practices in all facets and spaces of our society.
So grateful to @canoecanoa for dedicating her time and extending her emotional labor for our Interrupting Oppression workshops. We always start with a land acknowledgment as should any event. We have started a page on our website for sharing our workshop information and resources. Check our website and find it in the drop bar titled: Workshops and Resources. Thank you all for your support, and for showing up last Tuesday. It's a lot of work to unlearn and we were so stoked to see at least 40 people who showed up. The work is lifelong, so keep it up! See you next month, family. And thank you to those who supported from afar - here's to you @naturechola 😍🙌 we encourage our community to support @canoecanoa by directly donating to her via her venmo or cash account. LarissaNez. ❤️❤️❤️🌅thank you to @pirateswin as well for all of her hard work. You can donate to Lorena Wallace via her venmo too. ❤️❤️❤️if you feel like supporting @erinkmonahan our founder, that would be cool too! All these women deserve appreciation, but in the racial hierarchy that we live in, Larissa Nez, deserves the most support! Her knowledge and lived experiences are invaluable and we are so lucky to have her on our team. 💪
Setting up for interrupting oppression workshop - appropriation! @canoecanoa @pirateswin @erinkmonahan
Tonight!! Join us @backyardsocialpdx from 7pm to 9pm for presentations and discussions about appropriation, how to identify it and how to fight against it. @pirateswin @canoecanoa and @erinkmonahan can't wait to see you tonight!
Getting ready for our workshop on appropriation tomorrow night @backyardsocialpdx from 7pm to 9pm where we will dive into what the fuck a "Restival" is, intellectual property appropriation, spiritual appropriation, and colonization of culture. This is the cover of Audre Lorde's collection of essays and speeches titled, Sister, Outsider. Too often Lorde's words are taken out of context and co-opted by white feminist agendas. We highly recommend getting your hands on a copy and reading and re-reading and re-reading again.
Don't let white feminism happen to you. What is white feminism? New content. Link in bio. #taylorswift #whitefeminism
The face you make when white women use Audre Lorde quotes out of context, devoid of circumstance, only to uphold their own cishet, white, able-bodied, upper/middle class, ageist, agendas. Left to their own devices, white women cannot be trusted. They too reinforce the cishet white supremacist patriarchy. Enjoy our latest essay, "Where Privilege Intersects with Oppression: On the Need for White Women to be Accountable.” Link in profile. Pictured: the revolutionary Audre Lorde.
Next Tuesday February 6th at Backyard Social in Portland, Oregon. 7pm-9pm! All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible. We will talk about appropriation: when a member of a dominant group takes elements from a minority group to serve the dominant group's agenda. We see this in clothing, language, music, ideas, art, religious symbols, dance.
Facilitators again will be Lorena Wallace @pirateswin Larissa Nez @canoecanoa and Erin Monahan @erinkmonahan
"I was perplexed sitting in this huge auditorium that has been described as a moment to celebrate 'inclusion' when the only part of the population they're including is the women. None of the panelists, who happen to all be white, mentioned the need to include other minorities. If these CEOs can sit comfortably and speak about 'inclusion,' which was at best 'selective' while not even mentioning any hint of obligation on their end to also work towards inclusion of other minorities, then the desire to genuinely include is simply not there. I, as a person of color and an immigrant, didn't really feel included. To the extent that this event was truly a celebration of inclusion, only a limited number of people along with these CEOs were celebrated in reality. The rest of us continued to sit in the cloak of invisibility and silence." - Marinel de Jesus in the latest essay on the site titled, "When Money is the Bottom Line: The Inclusion Problem in the Outdoor Industry." @browngaltrekker
Went to @outdoorretailer to eat food. @jolievarela @indigenouswomenhike @erinkmonahan 😂🤣
Women deserve to get paid for their work, emotionally, intellectually, physically. No one should work for free. We are asking for donations towards traveling to Outdoor Retailer this weekend. @erinkmonahan was invited to speak at an event, but isn't receiving payment or accommodations. We can give more details after the weekend - you know we will spill all the beans. If you have benefitted from Terra Incognita as a resource please support the presence that we will take at this conference that is horribly full of cishet, white-centered bullshit. Your donation goes towards interrupting some appropriative nonsense happening. Also, you'd be helping @indigenouswomenhike too because we are having hotel sleepovers!! Thank you all so much, our fellow unyielding feminists. May you speak truth to power and never relent. ❤️🙌🏼🗣you can donate on PayPal or venmo : Erin Monahan, or Terra Incognita Media should work 💕
Learn about Red Fawn, “little sister." Link in profile for video and link to donate to her support fund.
From Salon.com: “In an escalation of the criminalization of protesters, an indigenous woman is facing several federal charges for her involvement in the Standing Rock protests last fall. Red Fawn Fallis, 38, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, has been indicted on three federal charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharge of a firearm and federal civil disorder — a charge that is rarely pursued.”
"Red Fawn has been fighting an uphill battle at every stage of this case. She is facing up to life in prison and the prospect of a trial in North Dakota where there has been extensive pre-trial publicity adverse to Water Protectors and against the no-DAPL movement. Rulings against Red Fawn at every step of proceedings have left the defense with insufficient information about the paid FBI informant who became her boyfriend and who plans to testify against her at trial. The government has refused to provide full disclosure of even potentially exculpatory surveillance and other records in the possession of TigerSwan and other private security firms who coordinated with law enforcement during the encampments at Standing Rock and had targeted Red Fawn as a leader.
Given these circumstances, Red Fawn has made the very difficult decision to enter into a plea agreement that still risks significant prison time, but removes the mandatory minimum and the possibility of life imprisonment. The agreement relates only to Red Fawn and will not harm other Water Protectors." "...The next step is a hearing on Monday January 22, 2018 in Bismarck at which time the plea will be tendered to the court and a later date will be scheduled for when the judge will sentence Red Fawn on the remaining two charges.” We resist in solidarity with Red Fawn. @freeredfawn
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We have lost too many sisters, too many mothers, cousins, aunties, friends to trafficking, to kidnapping, to murders. Our number of missing women rises every year- an unknown number (1,000-4,000)- a haunting number- that leaves no answers for loved ones. No why? Who? Or how?... We are left to mourn our sisters but we will not mourn in silence. Continue to fight to spread the word on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, in all ways you know how! Our voices together cannot be drowned out! NO MORE STOLEN SISTERS! #MMIW #womensmarch #2018 #rapidcity#southdakota #nativewomen#nativewomenrising #march #useyourvoice#feminism #powerful #reclaimyourpower#blackhills #lakota
Next we will be discussing appropriation, the hypocrisy of white liberals, hippies, and how they uphold white supremacy. We will discuss how appropriation is detrimental and dangerous to all of us. Our conversation will revolve around encampment based resistance like Standing Rock, Occupy Wall Street, even Black Lives Matter and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Where do we see appropriation, particularly in encampments? We will discuss how encampments like festivals (Oregon Country Fair and Burning Man) are acceptable and supported by the mainstream, but where are these hippie liberals when it comes to the front lines of Standing Rock or Ferguson? Are they taking a knee? And of course we will hit on appropriative dress, language, and how journalism and story-telling can be appropriative. You won't want to miss this rich discussion. Thank you to our perpetually laboring hosts: @canoecanoa @pirateswin @erinkmonahan .
@standingrock @blacklivesmatter @beinggreenwhileblack @staywokestayblack @backyardsocialpdx @womensmarch @sheshredsmag @oregonictonic @oregoncountryfair @burningman @coachella @naya_pdx @keen @indigenouswomenhike @portlandmercury @willametteweek @pdx_resistance @pdxclimbersofcolor
Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s and Coretta Scott King's daughter, reminded Twitter that as we honor her father we also must honor her mother. Scott "was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of @thekingcenter which she founded two months after Daddy died," she said in her own words. She continued, "Without #corettascottking, there would be no #mlkday #mlk50 #MLK .
. "What most did not understand then was that I was not only married to the man I loved, but I was also married to the movement that I loved." - Coretta Scott King
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This is Misty Upham. She was a promising young Native American starlet who was allegedly raped at the 2013 golden globe awards by an executive from an infamous distribution company in the men’s bathroom, WHILE A GROUP OF MEN CHEERED HER RAPIST ON. She never came forward for fear of her career and her life. About a year later she went missing and was later found dead. It was ruled a suicide, even though the autopsy stated that the cause of death was several blunt force trauma injuries to her head and torso. Her name was not spoken at the Golden Globes this year, and I think it is important that people know who she is. This picture is from the night she was allegedly raped, she was wearing that green dress. She had the green dress at the time she disappeared. The dress had DNA evidence on it. #goldenglobes#timesup #jezebel #harveyweinstein#quentintarantino #mistyupham#sayhername @oprah #hollywood#weinsteincompany #rapeawareness#rainn
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