Linda Burnham – USA

Linked with The Women of Color Resource Center, and with The Great Unmasking.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

Linda Burnham has been an organizer and a human rights activist for her entire life. In 1990, she founded the Women of Color Resource Center, which organizes and trains women of color to work on social justice issues. In 1995, Linda led a delegation to the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing and a delegation in 1999 to the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. She has worked locally and nationally with coalitions that oppose war, as well as groups that protect civil liberties and immigrant rights.  She says: “If you’re still moaning, time to get up. There are war crimes being committed in Fallujah as we speak. We have a domestic agenda without end. We have work to do. Get up off of the moaning bench”. (1000peacewomen).

… Burnham has written extensively on topics of Black politics and women’s rights. She was the first editor of Race File, a publication that compiles and analyzes articles highlighting key trends in communities of color. Currently Burnham is an editor of Crossroads, a magazine that promotes dialogue and debate on the left side of the political spectrum. The numerous articles she’s published include: “Has Poverty Been Feminized in Black America,” “Race and Gender: Analogous or Not,” “A Sledgehammer Message from L.A.,” and “Recruiting for the FBI: Reflections on The Bell Curve” … (full text).

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Linda Burnham – USA

She works for for the Women of Color Resource Center, for the Third World Women’s Alliance (named on Women of Color Resource Center/article), and on Duke University Libraries); for the Alliance Against Women’s Oppression (named on Journal for the Study of Radicalism 1.1 (2007) 135-137, reviewing the book: Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980, by Kimberly Springer, Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. 240 pp., ISBN 0-8223-3493-3).

Obama’s Candidacy: The Advent of Post-Racial America and the End of Black Politics?

The Google download book: African Americans in the U.S. Economy, page 309: Racism in US Welfare Policy.

She writes: Talk about an election that has had it all: complicated conflicts over race, gender, age, generational transition, religion and more – all against the backdrop of a sinking economy and a couple of raging wars. I didn’t think the presidential campaign could get much more interesting than it was during the primaries when a hundred mini- dramas unfolded within the frame of a core narrative that was itself  mesmerizing. But it just got more interesting, especially for those who identify as feminists … (full text).

… The Women of Color Resource Center is a community-based organization that links activists with scholars and provides information and analysis on the social and political issues that most affect women of color. Burnham found the center to provide a strong institutional base for an agenda that recognizes the crucial interconnections between anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-homophobic organizing … (full text).

Keynote speaker Linda Burnham, the 2008 Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist at the  Center for the Education of Women and the former director of the Women of Color Resource Center, reviewed the interests and needs of each partner in community-research collaborations, and outlined strategies for success.  Panelists who followed Burnham restated many of these strategies and described their success in using them: Clear assessment of the needs of both the community and the researcher, incorporation of the community’s voice into the research design, shared trust and effective communication, and commitment to share research results with the community in non-technical language. (crossing boundaries, March 28, 2008).

Sexual Domination in Uniform: An American Value.

About publications: sorry, there seems exist more book authors with the same name: a performing arthist … one about Natural Face-lift … one dedicated to travelers …

links:

10th annual Sisters of Fire;

We are 41 Million Strong;

Pre-poll Bradley Effect;

WCRC’s Voter’s Guide;

Do Tell Digital Story Telling Community Screening;

C.E.O Women and the Grand Café;

Dollars and Sense.

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