Melissa Muldoon is an activist and a worker. She became very active organizing for the Sanders campaign in 2016 and stayed active, joining Socialist Action that year. She is a founding member of the International Womens' Strike Connecticut Committee and active in immigrants rights, labor rights, environmental justice, and public healthcare struggles.
Left Forum 2019
March 8 is International Women’s Day and hundreds of thousands of women around the world will be striking for their most basic needs. The mass mobilization of women from popular and working class sectors is on the rise, and a new class struggle feminism is emerging!
Join the International Women’s Strike Connecticut in solidarity with their mobilizations and in an exploration of the kind of movements we need. Come and discuss with panelists who see the need for movements by and for the 99% of women left behind by corporate feminism but ready to fight.
- Reporter on the previous day’s women’s strikes in Argentina, Spain, and around the globe.
- Ashley Braun is a founder of the Socialist-Feminist Caucus and current acting co-chair of the Quiet Corner Democratic Socialists of America and will be speaking on social reproduction and the feminization of poverty.*
- Melissa Muldoon is a founder of the International Women’s Strike Connecticut and will present “Let’s Join the Surge of Global Class-Struggle Feminism!”*
- Kyle Harrington is a crisis counselor, full spectrum doula, and has been active organizer in the queer liberation, anti-sexual violence, and reproductive justice movements. They will speak on the reproductive justice framework, and the relationship between reproductive labor and gendered violence.*
- Diann St. Marks is a former cafeteria worker and an organizer for Unite-Here Local 217 who will speak on the topic “Organizing Low Wage Workers Must be at the Center of Feminist Work Today!”*
- Milly Guzman Young has long participated in the struggle for the decolonization of Puerto Rico and is currently active with Latinas en la Resistencia.
- Karleigh Chardonnay Merlot is a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation who is working directly on issues from transgender rights, to workers right, healthcare for all and resisting police brutality at home and imperialist brutality abroad. She's also a lead operator with trans lifeline.
- Constanza Segovia is a founding member of Hartford Deportation Defense, and a steering committee member of the Immigrant Bail Fund. Constanza was born and raised in Mendoza Argentina, and arrived in the US at the age of 17. She is deeply committed to fighting for migrant rights, and to creating community spaces centered around solidarity, cooperation, and radical imagination.
- Camelle Scott-Mujahid, Training Director of CTCORE-Organize Now!, and has organized around a range of issues, including Immigrants Rights, Police Accountability, and Education Equity over the past 10 years. She believes in the power of collective action to make positive change and is passionate about supporting and holding space for black freedom fighters to organize and build community with one another.
- Orisha Ala Ochumare is a founding member of Black Lives Matter New Haven, whose mission is to demonstrate integrity through educating individuals with knowledge of laws and their rights. We are dedicated to empowering our community.