ROAMS -- Reaching Out Across MovementS -- was organized and led by Third Wave staff from 2000 to 2002. Each ROAMS tour consisted of around 15 young feminist activists visiting community-based organizations in the region, meeting with activists and organizers to learn first-hand about issues that marginalized communities face, making connections with other activists, and thereby, building a movement together. ROAMS 2000 was a great success, so Third Wave sought to replicate the trip, though this time, exploring the Pacific Northwest. Following a similar model, ROAMS participants road-tripped around the Northwest and visited various grassroots organizations along the way. Some of the issues they explored included environmental justice, reproductive justice, and Native American youth organizing. This trip had an equal impact to the last one, mobilizing young feminists to become more involved in the women’s movement and Third Wave!
Posted in: 2001