AZ FAN Stands for Arizona Feminist Action Network

AZ FAN is a loose band of anti-patriarchal, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-heteronormative, anti-cisnormative, and anti-hierarchical fanatics. We are passionate about spreading cultures of mutual aid, accountability, and resistance. We are figuring out what that means specifically to this region where white supremacy, dogmatic nationalism and prison slavery is at our throats, and patriarchy is internalized by anyone without question. We come together to actively support and aid each other in separate projects, actions, and endeavors. AZ FAN is not an organization - we are a network, confronting and dismantling all fronts of oppression.

To contact us, email az.fan.phx@gmail.com.


12th October 2011

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Time to ACT →

September 2011 was a daunting month for reproductive rights activists here in AZ. Thanks to new legislation, folks seeking abortions now have to jump through all sorts of hoops. These hoops especially hit poor persons in rural communities making it virtually impossible to gain abortion access. 

It’s time to ACT, which is exactly why a group of radical folks in Phoenix and Tucson are currently collaborating on creating an abortion fund of sorts to help with housing those coming from afar, to help with financing abortions, etc. 

Click the above link for more information.

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12th October 2011

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We unfortunately will not be having our monthly workshop next week.

Thank you to everybody who has facilitated, helped with, and showed up to our monthly workshops! Generally we hold workshops on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, but this month we’ll be taking a break. Stay tuned for an announcement on our November workshop, which will be a Trans* 101 workshop. Booyah!

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29th July 2011

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How to Deal: A Workshop on Community Conflict Resolution (Phoenix, AZ) →

Join the Arizona Feminist Action Network for a FREE workshop on how to resolve conflicts within our communities. July 19th, AZ FAN put on a workshop on how to practice good consent. This workshop will take us all to the next step: what do we do when our boundaries (sexual or nonsexual) are violated? Together we’ll learn how to keep our communities together.

The event will be held August 16th 7pm-9pm at the Rusty Spoke Bicycle Collective at 1023 Grand Ave. Here’s a map: http://rustyspoke.org/imag​es/rs-map.png ***

Topics covered in the workshop:
• What is conflict resolution?
• Why is it important?
• How it works along with tools and tactics that you can use
• Role playing scenarios and strategies for reducing escalation
• Practicing newly learned skills

Keep in mind that we will be discussing very personal topics at this workshop. Although you will not be required to share anything you’re not comfortable sharing, some of these issues can trigger emotions from past traumatic experiences. If you have any specific accommodations you’d like us to make, please message Ira or Crystal, or talk to us before the workshop.

This workshop is open to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, ethnicities, abilities, religions, and political beliefs.

Water and vegan refreshments will be provided.

*** If you’re planning on driving to the workshop and will have room in your vehicle, please post on the event wall what area you’re coming from so other participants can contact you for a ride share.
Public Transit Routes:
Route 8 (7th Ave) - get off at 7th Ave/Roosevelt and walk west to 11th Ave, south to Grand.
Route 3 (Van Buren) - get off at 7th Ave/Van Buren and walk NW on Grand to Taylor.
Route 15 (15th Ave) - get off at 15th Ave/Roosevelt and walk SE on Grand to Fillmore.

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20th July 2011

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The Consent Workshop Went Wonderfully!

Thank you to the facilitators and thank you to everyone who came and participated. Behind the cut is the agenda for the workshop taken directly from the handout that was given to everyone who came. Please feel free to use this information as a resource for educating others about consent and for facilitating your own workshop.

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18th July 2011

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Phoenix Copwatch Member Training Saturday July 23 →

Saturday, July 23 · 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Rusty Spoke

1023 NW Grand Ave (entrance is in the alley)

Phoenix, Arizona

Are you interested in joining Phoenix Copwatch? If so, now is the time to join. We patrol the streets to monitor police activity, organize events against police brutality, and educate the public about their rights during police encounters. Anyone (besides law enforcement) can join. All you have to do is attend one of our trainings. If you have any questions, email phoenix_copwatch@yahoo.com​.

Copwatch Principles

· The struggle against police brutality is a struggle against racism

We believe that police brutality is widespread in our communities and that much of it is directly related to the long history of white supremacy in this country. Therefore, we consider the struggle against police brutality to be a struggle against racism.

· Copwatch opposes all forms of oppression

Copwatch is opposed to all forms of oppression even though we are organized to focus on the fight against police abuse. We believe the police mistreat people based on real or perceived ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

· The goal of Copwatch is to observe and record the police

We monitor police activity when they interrogate people on the streets, and we offer assistance to victims of police abuse when we can.

· Copwatch does not provoke confrontations with the police.

We do support the principle of self-defense against police attacks.

· Copwatch is an independent organization

We don’t work with any law enforcement agencies, government agencies, or political parties.

For more information about Phoenix Copwatch, visit www.phoenixcopwatch.org

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18th July 2011

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Ladies and Trans Bicycle Repair Workshop →

Ladies and Trans night is happening at the Rusty Spoke…again! This is a chance for women and trans folks to come in, other than Sunday, and get help with their bikes!

There will be people there to help you so dont be shy about coming in. It is going to be every first Tuesday of the month, so come and invite your women and/or trans friends! You don’t even have to have a bike to work on. You can just come in and learn things or hang out.

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15th July 2011

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Asking for It: A Consent Workshop →

Time: Tuesday, July 19 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Location: Rusty Spoke Bicycle Collective 1023 Grand Ave. (access from the alley off of Taylor St.) Phoenix, AZ 


Are you asking for it?

Join the Arizona Feminist Action Network for a FREE workshop on negotiating consent in your intimate relationships (and the rest of your life). Learn how practicing good consent can be fun, sexy, and empowering!

Topics covered in the workshop include:

• Common features of good consent in relationships
• Defining your own boundaries and what consent means to you
• Role playing scenarios and strategies for saying “No” and “Yes”
• A fun activity to practice your newly honed consent-building skills

Keep in mind that we will be discussing very personal topics at this workshop. Although you will not be required to share anything you’re not comfortable sharing, some of these issues can trigger emotions from past traumatic experiences. If you have any specific accommodations you’d like us to make, please message Elise or Sean, or talk to us before the workshop.

This workshop is open to people of all genders, orientations, and relationship styles.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Bottled water and light refreshments will be provided.

The event will be held at the Rusty Spoke Bicycle Collective at 1023 Grand Ave. Here’s a map: http://rustyspoke.org/imag​es/rs-map.png

If you’re planning on driving to the workshop and will have room in your vehicle, please post on the event wall what area you’re coming from so other participants can contact you for a ride share.

Public Transit Routes:
Route 8 (7th Ave) - get off at 7th Ave/Roosevelt and walk west to 11th Ave, south to Grand.
Route 3 (Van Buren) - get off at 7th Ave/Van Buren and walk NW on Grand to Taylor.
Route 15 (15th Ave) - get off at 15th Ave/Roosevelt and walk SE on Grand to Fillmore.

Due to the the adult nature of the topics covered, this workshop is not appropriate for children.


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15th July 2011

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AZ FAN Stands for Arizona Feminist Action Network

AZ FAN Stands for Arizona Feminist Action Network AZ FAN is a loose band of anti-patriarchal, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-heteronormative, anti-cisnormative, and anti-hierarchical fanatics. We are passionate about spreading cultures of mutual aid, accountability, and resistance. We are figuring out what that means specifically to this region where white supremacy, dogmatic nationalism and prison slavery is at our throats, and patriarchy is internalized by anyone without question. We come together to actively support and aid each other in separate projects, actions, and endeavors. AZ FAN is not an organization - we are a network, confronting and dismantling all fronts of oppression.

To contact us, email azfan@riseup.net.

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