Common Ground - Public Response from the FAC

The Feminist Action Collective participated in the Common Ground Candidate Screening Forum at the Teatro Zuccone on April 30, 2017 as a display of our good faith effort to unite with local progressive causes. While intentions may have been otherwise, we, as an organization feel that it is vital to express our concern and disappointment with several aspects of the event.  

We were mutually committed to an egalitarian and fair platform in which candidates would be questioned, each offered equal opportunity to respond to identical questions posed with equal sincerity and opportunity to speak to the most serious concerns of citizens. As a multi-group collaboration, we failed to insure such a platform, and caused considerable damage, to attendees, and to candidate participants.

The Feminist Action Collective is committed to positive growth through education and evaluation of systemic bias and oppression. Like any other grassroots organization, we are passionate about discourse, and recognize the inevitability of both disagreements and errors. We also honor and value the role of consciousness-raising and evolution from both. We move forward with this in mind, asking our partner organizations from the Common Ground event, as well as our community at large, to come together, to be called in to work to be better. We must learn from our mistakes in order to grow together as a community. 

Please join us: 
Understanding Systems of Oppression
July 23, 3:00 - 5:00
College of St. Scholastica
Email to rsvp and get the room number.