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Patriarchy Kills! In Memory of Kirsten and Sali at Mission Day of the Dead

Sunday, November 02, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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24th St. and Bryant St.
Mission District, San Francisco

Nov. 2nd, Day of The Dead
24th St. and Bryant St., Mission District, San Francisco

The last week of September of this year two of our friends and comrades, Sali Marcella Grace and Kirsten Brydum, were both brutally murdered in acts of blatant violence against women.

These young and strong anarchist women truly died in the struggle- Sali was raped and murdered while doing solidarity work in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Kirsten, who was missing for 8 hours before found shot dead, was on a tour researching "collective autonomy" projects in New Orleans.

During this year's Day of the Dead procession in the Mission, we will be present in the streets to show our grief and rage for our fallen comrades but also to demonstrate what Sali and Kirsten embodied- resistance to the very same interconnected systems of oppression that led to their untimely deaths. We will walk in a contingent with a banner that reads "Patriarchy Kills" and we are encouraging people to bring signs, banners, or
incorporate messaging against patriarchy into their face paint and on costumes.

We do not view Sali and Kirsten as victims but rather casualties in the on-going war on women and trans people- a war that the state and economic systems enable, empower, finance and benefit from. We recognize that murder is a direct result of rape and gendered violence. In rejecting the social model of the "white middle class woman victim" present in
mainstream discourse concerning violence towards women, we see race, class and gender oppression dangerously intersecting for many women around us .

As anarchists, we know that we cannot effectively fight the state or capitalism without also smashing patriarchy. Join us in solidarity in showing our resistance to patriarchy in remembrance of women casualties of the gender war.

We recognize the spiritual nature of Dia de los Muertos and will reflect the solemn yet celebratory tone of the evening.

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