Green Sunday (3/11): War of Words: Does Patriarchy Still Rule over Communication in Movements?

Green Sunday (3/11):   War of Words: Does Patriarchy Still Rule over Communication in Movements?  
Green Sunday, March 11th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Is what we say as important as the words we use to say them? Could it be that the green party has not grown in Alameda county because of a patriarchy that is reflected in how we talk to one another? Does the movement suffer from the same patriarchy we criticize others of having? Does how we speak and what we say have an impact on our ability to move forward more swiftly? Join your community as we engage in this conversation.
Tonight’s presenters are Meleiza Figueroa, Vicente Cruz, and Aidan “AJ” Hill:

Meleiza Figueroa is Co-Facilitator of the Movement School for Revolutionaries ( ).  She is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, and was Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign.  She has been a longtime political educator and organizer, and has been involved in a wide range of movements for social and environmental justice.



Vicente Cruz is an Oakland Green, the Producer of the Oakland Greens dinner and movie discussion series, and a sports educator.

hill.jpgAidan “AJ” Hill (they/them/theirs) County Council member is an emerging political activist in the bay area living on the intersection of multiple identities. They hope to highlight the disparity of power among marginalized groups and actively contribute to the social, cultural and political movements during their lifetime. Aidan actively works to promote pro-black feminism, trans-inclusion, environmental protections and develop a culture of consent and radical vulnerability in order to create a cycle of empowerment. By empowering others to be vulnerable, we break down stigmas that tell us that we must remain silent and alone. Their ultimate goal is to ensure that all persons have the ability to live a life of dignity and autonomy.

WHEN: Sunday, March 11th, 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7:15 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. In March, there will be a Bylaws Amendment meeting at 6:45 pm — more info on that will follow shortly. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.