Womens Magazine

Women’s Magazine June 26 2023

Monaeka Flores, Gwyn Kirk, and ʻIhilani Lasconia share their experiences at the 10th in-person meeting of the International Women’s Network against Militarism held 25-28 May in Olongapo City, Philippines. They discuss their insights and lessons learned regarding militarism, militarization, and colonization. They also talk about what they would “buy” if they were to go on a “feminist spending spree” with the over $2 billion daily US military spending. Naek Flores is a native CHamoru artist and organizer from Guåhan/Guam. She is a core member of dynamic community organizations that focus on CHamoru self-determination, environmental justice, and the protection of sacred sites. Gwyn Kirk is an artist, writer, and teacher. She is a founder member of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism and lives in southern California. ʻIhilani Lasconia is a student, artist, and organizer from Waimānalo Oʻahu. She is a part of Af3irm Hawaiʻi and a graduate student in Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. ʻIhilani dreams and fights for a deoccupied Hawaiʻi and a world liberated from war, imperialism, and capitalism.

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