February192014
CODE RED Women’s Circles: More photos & details on Caribbean young feminist activism here.
Our redforgender ID will take you to us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and wordpress.

CODE RED Women’s Circles: More photos & details on Caribbean young feminist activism here.

Our redforgender ID will take you to us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and wordpress.

August12013
July302013

Uses of the Erotic Poetry Workshop with Dorothea Smartt. CODE RED for gender justice! recently had the pleasure of hosting a creative writing workshop in association with the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Facilitator, Dorothea Smartt, born and raised in London, is of Barbadian heritage. Dubbed “Brit born Bajan international” by Kamau Brathwaithe, (Poet), her poetry appears in several journals and ground-breaking anthologies, including IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain (2000), and A Storm Between Fingers (Flipped Eye, 2007). 

It was a pleasure and a privilege to share such an inspiring and creative space with a dynamic group of people.

All images by Michelle Springer.

July242013
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July172013
In Patricia Mohammed’s article she makes the point that in Buju’s apologetic “Love Black Woman” the black woman gets respect, not desire.  Desire is reserved for the brownin. The ad above clearly shows both the “darkie” and “brownin” both as objects of desire. And that’s not progress, that’s the problem. Women remain as objects of male desire. 
In CODE RED's Brownins & Darkies: Commodifying and Consuming Women we take on everyone’s favourite African diaspora meme. 
Find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

In Patricia Mohammed’s article she makes the point that in Buju’s apologetic “Love Black Woman” the black woman gets respect, not desire.  Desire is reserved for the brownin. The ad above clearly shows both the “darkie” and “brownin” both as objects of desire. And that’s not progress, that’s the problem. Women remain as objects of male desire. 

In CODE RED's Brownins & Darkies: Commodifying and Consuming Women we take on everyone’s favourite African diaspora meme. 

Find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

July142013
“black men and women are seen to be valueless if we’re not doing something that people can consume and commodify” CODE RED takes a look at Caribbean responses to the Zimmerman verdict and asksIs there a connection between the ability of Caribbean people at home to stand in solidarity with those protesting the devaluing of black lives that is the Zimmerman get-out-of-jail-free card and their unwillingness to lend their bodies, voices and time (hell, even facebook statuses) to causes in the very places they live? 
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May202012
Peggy Antrobus and Andaiye stop by the Catch A Fire space on day two along with Gita Sen and other members of the DAWN team.
Visit CODE RED on facebook to learn more about the Catch A Fire Next Generation Caribbean feminist grounding which took place in Barbados on May 18+19 and about the MOVEMENT we are building.

Peggy Antrobus and Andaiye stop by the Catch A Fire space on day two along with Gita Sen and other members of the DAWN team.

Visit CODE RED on facebook to learn more about the Catch A Fire Next Generation Caribbean feminist grounding which took place in Barbados on May 18+19 and about the MOVEMENT we are building.

4PM
CATCH A FIRE: NEW GENERATION CARIBBEAN FEMINIST GROUNDINGWe are farmers, medical doctors, engineers, teachers, students, artists, activists, counsellors, social workers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, journalists and the list goes one.
We come from women’s, feminist, youth and LGBT organisations in the Caribbean.
We are from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the Bahamas, Haiti, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St.Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana.
Some of us have a long history of feminist activism and some of us are just getting started.
CatchAFyah is a space we created to build a regional MOVEMENT.
Visit CODE RED on facebook for images from our first feminist grounding and to learn how you can get involved.

CATCH A FIRE: NEW GENERATION CARIBBEAN FEMINIST GROUNDING

We are farmers, medical doctors, engineers, teachers, students, artists, activists, counsellors, social workers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, journalists and the list goes one.

We come from women’s, feminist, youth and LGBT organisations in the Caribbean.

We are from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the Bahamas, Haiti, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St.Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana.

Some of us have a long history of feminist activism and some of us are just getting started.

CatchAFyah is a space we created to build a regional MOVEMENT.

Visit CODE RED on facebook for images from our first feminist grounding and to learn how you can get involved.

3PM
On May 18+19 a few young(ish) Caribbean feminists met in Barbados to work towards widening the Caribbean feminist network and collaborating regionally. This was a small meeting and we have lots more work ahead of us in order to build an inclusive movement.
Here’s a photo of some of us.
Visit CODE RED on facebook for images from this historic grounding.
Catch A Fire: it’s not a meeting. It’s a movement.

On May 18+19 a few young(ish) Caribbean feminists met in Barbados to work towards widening the Caribbean feminist network and collaborating regionally. This was a small meeting and we have lots more work ahead of us in order to build an inclusive movement.

Here’s a photo of some of us.

Visit CODE RED on facebook for images from this historic grounding.

Catch A Fire: it’s not a meeting. It’s a movement.

3PM
A new generation of Caribbean feminists are ablaze!
Visit CODE RED on facebook to see more photos from this historic grounding of young(ish) Caribbean feminists!

A new generation of Caribbean feminists are ablaze!

Visit CODE RED on facebook to see more photos from this historic grounding of young(ish) Caribbean feminists!

March132012
December162011
CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men. We will be hosting REDtalk: A series of conversations aimed to help us get to know each other better and to decide on a programme for regional feminist activism in 2012. Email us at redforgender[at] gmail [dot] com with your SKYPE ID if you want to participate. Dates and times to be announced.
To learn more about us visit our website or find us on facebook.

CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men. We will be hosting REDtalk: A series of conversations aimed to help us get to know each other better and to decide on a programme for regional feminist activism in 2012. Email us at redforgender[at] gmail [dot] com with your SKYPE ID if you want to participate. Dates and times to be announced.

To learn more about us visit our website or find us on facebook.

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