Margo Okazawa-Rey

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Margo Okazawa-Rey


Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey is a Professor at Fielding Graduate University and one of the founding members[1]of the International Network of Women Against Militarism.

Education and activism

Okazawa-Rey was a member[2] of the Combahee River Collective in Boston during the 1970s and one of the founders of the Afro-Asian Relations Council in Washington, DC

Dr. Okazawa-Rey has served as Jane Watson Irwin Co-Chair in Women's Studies at Hamilton College and holds a doctorate from Harvard University's Graduate School of education. Most recently she has co-edited a special volume of The Journal of Social Justice, focused on neo-liberalism, militarism, and armed conflict.

She is a founding member of the East Asia - U.S. Women's Network Against Militarism and the Institute for Multiracial Justice in San Francisco, organized to bring communities of color together to promote progressive politics.

Combahee River Collective

Combahee River Collective sprang up and away from the National Black Feminist Organization, in the late 1970s.. As Black lesbian feminists, members of the Collective (Demita Frazier, Beverly Smith, Barbara Smith, Margo Okazawa-Rey, Audre Lorde, and Gloria Akasha Hull, among others) bring attention in their statement to multiple interlocking oppressions such as capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy. [3]

Institute for Policy Studies

In 1993 Margo Okazawa-Rey was listed as a among "former Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars and current TransNational Institute Fellows" on the Institute for Policy Studies 30th Anniversary brochure.

Women of Color Resource Center

In 2006 the Women of Color Resource Center Board of Directors included[4]Caroline Acuna-Guilartes, Linda Burnham, Jung Hee Choi, Angela Davis, Derethia DuVal, Chris Lymbertos, Genevieve Negron-Gonzales, Margo Okazawa-Rey and Cindy Wiesner.

Most of those listed above were involved with the revolutionary organizations STORM or the Committees of Correspondence.

At the time Okazawa-Rey was Professor of Social Work at San Francisco State University

Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

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Brooke Anderson Photography: Stills of Our Stories & Struggles March 21,2016 ·

With Margo Okazawa-Rey, Phil Hutchings, Gwyn Kirk, Shirley Strong, Alex T. Tom, Lauren Liu, N’Tanya Lee, Nancy Vogl, Rob Yanagida, Linda Lee, Brenda Salgado, Alice Kuang, Shea Howell, Ellen Choy, Tawana Petty, Roberto E. Vargas, Kweli Tutashinda, Michelle Puckett, Nobuko Miyamoto, Le Tim Ly, Star Hawk, Grace Lee and Invincible Ill Weaver.

Writing

Okazawa-Rey is the co-author[5]with Gwyn Kirk of Women's Lives, Multicultural Perspectives (Mayfield, 1998), a major multicultural feminist textbook used in college level women's studies courses throughout the nation, and the co-author of Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to Anti-Racist, Multicultural Curriculum and Staff Development (Network of Educators on the Americas, 1998), focused on multicultural, multi-racial education.

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