This show looks at addressing violence against women in activist communities. How do we address violence in progressive organizations and movements? Are transformative community justice processes, for example, productive or problematic? Meghan Murphy speaks with Jollene Levid about some of these issues.
Jollene is the daughter of filipino immigrants and lives in California. She has been heavily involved in women’s and labour activism since college and has been involved with Affirm, formerly known as Gabriella Network, for over a decade. Affirm is an anti-imperialist, transnational women’s organization with chapters across the United States. Jollene is currently serving as the national chairperson for Affirm, focusing on anti-militarism, migrant women’s rights and the Purple Rose campaign against the trafficking of women and children.
I spoke with her on June 26, 2012. Here is that interview: