March 23, 2012 • In web :: Features
Sharing Skills at School
Sharing and gaining skills doesn’t have to cost big bucks. Laura Shaw explains how to set-up your own feminist knowledge bartering collective.
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We saw The LRMC as an opportunity to do constructive, hands-on feminist work in our own community. The primary focus of The LRMC is to provide a productive and secure space for feminist women, trans folks, and allies to learn new skills. The LRMC extends an open invitation to anyone seeking an outlet in which to create, construct, share, and contribute to the diversity and vivacity of their community. In this way, The LRMC uses practical skills, knowledge-sharing, and story-telling as a means to advance what is, at its heart, a political project. It is our belief that the most effective way to combat oppression—whether this oppression is founded in racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, colonialism, classism, or sexism—is to create positive outlets for those affected by it.
It’s also a celebration of the skills and expertise of the women and trans folk in our community and the leaders we look up to. Thanks to The LRMC we’re now lucky enough to call these individuals our friends.