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Saturday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sailing for Social justice

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How has seafaring served as a critical technology of liberation for black, indigenous, and communities of color? In this workshop, we will explore the past and present role of seafaring in social justice movements and our personal/political connections to the ocean/oceangoing vessels. We will learn basic knowledge about sailing, boatbuilding, and wayfinding techniques. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how these basics can be useful for navigating systems of oppression.


Tala Khanmalek

Tala is a sailor, scholar, and sorceress who is deeply invested in community-based organizing at the intersection of sailing, social justice, and healing. She is a certified ASA sailor and rower. She has worked with many community based orgs, primarily in the Bay Area, including Womyn`s Circle, the Niroga Center, the Cultural Conservancy, and Healing Clinic Collective. She is currently a Response Team member at the Audre Lorde Project in NYC., Sailing for Social Justice
Tala is a sailor, scholar, and sorceress whose community-based work bridges water vessels, sailing, and boat building with social, healing, and environmental justice justice.

Audrey Kuo

Audrey Kuo is a poet, writer, facilitator and community organizer who is deeply invested in building networks among queer and trans people of color working toward collective liberation, grounded in healing justice and disability justice. Their work has included programs and development... Read More →

Saturday June 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 115

Attendees (74)