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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
City: Portland

Join us for a an action against street harassment that will include bike decorating, chalking, and riding around campus.

We will follow up by watching “Ovarian Psychos,” a documentary about a group in LA. Riding at night through the streets of Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos are an unapologetic crew of women of color. Founded by Xela de la X, a single mother and poet, the Ovas cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women. At first only attracting a few local women, the Ovarian Psycos have since inspired a crowd of locals to challenge the stereotypical expectations of femininity and be a visible force along the barrios and boulevards of Los Angeles. The film intimately explores the impact of the group's brand of feminism on neighborhood women and communities as they confront the injustice, racism, and violence in their lives.

The group describes itself this way: “We are connecting dots, riding around our neighborhoods, and becoming aware of community agencies, spaces and movimientos in an effort to solidify our local networks making everything and everyone more accessible for and to each other.

Established in 2010, we have supported and fortified young womxn of color leadership through a credo that believes in ‘feminist ideals with indigena understanding and an urban/hood mentality.’”

  • Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017
  • Time: 1pm
  • Location: Meet in the quad with your bike for 30 minutes of bike decoration, chalking and riding. Return to SE WRC at 1:30 for film screening, snacks and discussion.
  • Registration: None required. Event open to all PCC students, staff and faculty.