Campus Staff journeyed to UC Davis to hear the nationally award winning speaker Mia Mingus speak to students in recognition of Pride Week and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Mia’ s presence generated a great turn out amongst students as she addressed the challenges of intersecting identities and oppression as they relate to violence against women. Mia Mingus is a queer disabled woman of color, South Korean transracial adoptee, organizer and one of the Co-Executive Directors of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now (formerly Georgians for Choice) in Atlanta, Georgia. Through her work on disability, race, reproductive justice, gender, sexuality, and transracial adoption, she discussed the urgency for oppressed communities to work together and build alliances for liberation.
Click on the YouTube video below to hear Mia’s message as she receives the 2008 Creating Change Award at the National Conference on LGBT Equality.