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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      , 314 S Cahuilla Road
      Palm Springs, California

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      Power Gathering

      Day 5. POWER GATHERING – Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 9am - 12:30pm,   Film at 1pm with LUNCH A gathering to discuss current events and what direction Lesbians and their female allies will take to become a strong collective voice in opposition to the rising tide of right wing politics whose message of racism, anti-immigration and controlling female reproduction is blazing a path across America. ​Topics of Discussion followed by the documentary film, American Revolutionary:   Taking Control of Your Safety – Americans have taken the 2nd Amendment to the point that there are more now 20% more guns that people.  Does that make effective gun control a myth? Among the leading causes of death among women are injuries from physical assault, often with guns. Should women advocate for gun control and at the same time arm themselves as a means of self-defense?   Working Within the System - Should progressive women in the Democratic Party follow the lead of The Tea Party in the Republican Party and break with the traditional party leadership? Can there be real economic and social change without moving away from two party politics where both parties are controlled by corporate money and influenced by corporate lobbyists?   Sick and Tired of Talking about Race - Martin Luther King said that racism has only one logical conclusion, genocide. Recent events in El Paso seem to support that. Why can’t we resolve issues of race?     The New Lesbian Community – In the old days life was simple. Today who is in and who is outside the Lesbian community is harder to define as women choose to define their sexuality in broader terms much to the chagrin of older lesbians.  What does the new lesbian community look like? Whatever happened to softball and dyke bars, were those really the good old days? Incarceration – The incarceration of women in prison has jumped more than 1000% in the last 30 years and the trend continues.  Statistics show that Lesbians are more often convicted and given more time that their straight counterparts. Is this an extension of the new Jim Crow? What factors are leading more women to prison and what is the result of this?   The LGBTQ Community - In the old days life was simple. Today who is in and who is outside the Lesbian community is harder to define as women choose to define their sexuality in broader terms much to the chagrin of older lesbians.  What does the new lesbian community look like? Whatever happened to softball and dyke bars, were those really the good old days?    Film -  American Revolutionary   Following the Gathering you are invited to stay for LUNCH and the FILM - American Revolutionary – The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. The inspiring award-winning story of a 99 year old Chinese feminist and political activist from Detroit.   

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