AH&A “Our House” Ep.6: Princess Manuel

An ethnic studies awakening

While at Berkeley, Princess Manuel took a class that opened her eyes to her Filipino activist roots, to discovering the activist spirit within her immediate family — and all the way up to her work today as co-founder of AF3IRM and Women of Color for Progress.

In her leadership roles at Women of Color for Progress and AF3IRM, Princess spends her time exposing and dismantling patriarchy, racism, and class oppressions via collective holistic healing practices, transnational feminist activism, and electoral politics.

(Yes, she’s a total badass.)

Follow Women of Color for Progress and AF3IRM on Instagram and Twitter at @ woc4progress and @ af3irm; and on Facebook at facebook.com/woc4progress and facebook.com/af3irm

OUR HOUSE Credits:
Production and editing by Jeff Rose.
Music by Audioblocks and Nate Lineback.
Hosted by Nicole Ferraro.

Women of Color for Progress (WCP) is a multi-strategy political organization founded by women of color for women of color. Through a racial equity and intersectional lens, WCP empowers women of color to excel, lead, represent, and be heard. WCP aims to create an inclusive and transparent political system that focuses on progressive human rights legislation. Ultimately, WCP hopes to not only elect women of color into public office but also create a pipeline of women of color political leaders.

AF3IRM is a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism and dedicated to the fight against oppression in all its forms.  AF3IRM’s diverse, multi-ethnic membership is committed to militant movement-building from the United States and effects change through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance building, education, advocacy and direct action.

With the slogan “a woman’s place is at the head of the struggle,” AF3IRM is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization whose members recognize the intersectionality of their struggles and the absolute necessity of women’s revolutionary resistance.

AF3IRM has chapters around the country. These include: Boston, Central Coast, DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia), Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Orange County (formerly Irvine), San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay – Los Angeles.  Organizing committees are also actively building new chapters in other areas. Interested in building an AF3IRM chapter? Contact chair@af3irm.org for more information.