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March 2013 eNewsletter

In this issue: Olivia tells about the similar organizing strategies in Montana and Cambodia, Se-ah-dom reflects on the importance of giving a voice to the movement, and we announce two new board members.

In honor of Women's History Month we highlight two stories from our partners. Olivia of Montana Women Vote reflects on similarities and differences in civic engagement in Montana and Cambodia. Se-ah-dom of Indigenous Ways of Knowing describes the groundbreaking work of the Tribal Equity Toolkit and why we need to give a voice to this impending change. Also in this enews, we welcome two new board members.

Happy Spring, 

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Aimee Santos-Lyons
Gender Justice Director


From Missoula to Phnom Penh: An Exchange that Inspires

Olivia and MealeaThe Center interviews Olivia Riutta of Montana Women Vote about her time in Cambodia last fall and her experience hosting an organizer from Cambodia in Montana.

In reflecting on this experience Olivia is able to position her work as a part of the broader movement for women's right. "It is good to be reminded that the work to engage women voters extends beyond Montana, our region, and the US. It is a global movement." Read more....

Giving Two Spirit and LGBTQ Justice a Voice in Indian Country  


Se-ah-dom Edmo, from Indigenous Ways of Knowing, talks about the groundbreaking Tribal Equity Toolkit that IWOK and NAPOLS released and the importance of disrupting apathy in favor of equity.

She also shares the impact the Uniting Community program has had on her personal life and work with IWOK. On working with tribal communities, Se-ah-dom says "After conducting trainings with a few key tribes, we found that the work started to develop itself. There’s a big push coming up – it’s going to blow up and have a life of its own.Read more...


Meet our new board members!

Angela Park is a writer, independent consultant, and founder/Executive Director of Diversity Matters. 

Scott Winn is a member of the Organizing Collective of Seattle’s Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites and active with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of white people doing base-building work in white communities.

Learn more about Angela and Scott. 

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