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Sunday, July 29 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Women and Communitary Responses to the Police State

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This panel will address community-based responses to the police state, both in terms of policing and immigration enforcement. The discussion will focus on how these policing mechanisms affect women, as well as the role women, as part of broader communities, are playing in confronting them.  

We will learn about the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities – Community Police (CRAC – PC),  a system of justice and security created by indigenous communities in Guerrero, Mexico, as an alternative to the existing security systems and based on the indigenous people’s right to autonomy and self-determination. We will hear from immigrant rights organizers about how undocumented communities and allies across the country are fighting against the deportation machine and the increasing attacks of the current administration.  We will also learn from organizers working around police brutality, broken windows policies and the school to prison pipeline, and discuss how these struggles connect to those against borders and xenophobia.


Felicitas Martinez Solano, she/her/ella

Maru Mora Villalpando, she/her/ella
Twitter: @nwdcresistance

Samantha Johnson, she/her

Linda Tigani, She/Her/They/Them


Natalie Matos

Ximena Bustamante

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Ximena Bustamante

Ximena Bustamante is a Latin American feminist organizer and political theorist. During the last two years, she has been involved in the planning for the international women's strike in NYC. She has coordinated a collective militant-research interview project with women organizers... Read More →

Natalie Matos

Natalie Matos has been active in organizing around the International Women’s Strike since 2017 in the NYC chapter and national. Through this work she has been a part of the organizing team that has done outreach to local women-led grassroots organizations including an interview... Read More →

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Samantha Johnson

Through her partnerships with families and community stakeholders within the Fort Greene community and across New York, Ms. Johnson has connected community members to a multitude of services to strengthen family and community relations.  Samantha’s passion is that she takes pride... Read More →
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Felicitas Martinez Solano

Regional Coordinator, Community Authorities Community Police (CRAC – PC)
Felicitas is an indigenous Me’phaa woman and human rights defender from Guerrero, Mexico. She is one of the two women who serve as leaders in the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities – Community Police (CRAC – PC) from the Costa-Montaña region in Guerrero. The CR... Read More →
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Linda Tigani

Linda Tigani is an Ethiopian-Sudanese American born Social Worker, organizer, and researcher. She is a member of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), New York Chapter and Black 4 Palestine.  Her work is focused on ending police violence through Cop Watch, Know Your Rights workshop... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:50pm
5th Floor Room 503 20 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA

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