Women of the Niger Delta Fight the Oil Companies

Sunday March 27, 7PM-9:30

Bluestockings Bookstore172 Allen St. between Stanton and Rivington (LES, Manhattan)

Niger Delta, Emem Okon, oil exploration, exploitation, resistance, women, Blue Stockings. A round-table discussion exploring the role of communications technology in struggles against political corruption and oil exploitation in Nigeria, and around the world. This is the third of a series of reportbacks form the fourth IMC-Africa Convergence, held last month in Dakar, Senegal. Featuring Emem J Okon, a women’s rights activist and advocate from the oil impacted Niger Delta region of Nigeria, and founder of Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Center. Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian activist based in NY, founder of Sahara Reporters, a network of citizen journalists reporting from a Nigerian/African perspective. Jamie McClelland, activist and techie, co-director of May First/ People Link, a progressive internet organization.