Amoja Three Rivers


Amoja Three Rivers (1946-2015) described herself as "an american-born African, Choctaw, Tsalagi, Ojibway Jew." For decades she was a tireless activist, theorist, and teacher who lived and advocated for intersectionality in anti-oppression action and thinking long before it was fashionable.

Three Rivers was one of the founders of the Womyn of Colour Tent and Sanctuary at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, an international feminist music festival held every August for four decades.

In 1990, she published "Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned" through Market Wimmin, a womanist business she co-founded. The book was revised in 1991. Over the years, she continued to self-publish and sell the book as she was able financially and as challenges to her health allowed.

After attending and being honored at the last Michigan Womyn's Music Festival in 2015, Amoja Three Rivers died from a sudden and brief illness in December of that year.

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Witnessing Spirit: Amoja Three Rivers
In a 2014 video posted by Rivka Shapiro on YouTube, Amoja Three Rivers "shares her joy and vision at the revival of the Sacred Feminine."


Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2018 by Stephani Maari Booker. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Multicultural education, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Amoja Three Rivers' "Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned," originally published in 1990 and "slightly revised" in 1991, was intended as an antidote to the poison of microaggressions committed by people of all racial and ethnic groups in writing and thinking about as well as speaking and interacting with Black/Indigenous/People of Color and Jewish people.

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