Chicago meeting: Socialism and Women’s Liberation

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago


News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Socialism and Women’s Liberation

 

Does socialism—which historically has been interpreted to be about labor—speak to women’s struggle for freedom; to the #MeToo movement; the struggle to end rape culture; the worldwide fight to end violence against women; and reproductive justice?

Women demonstrate in Gezi Park, June 16, 2013. Many wore headscarves despite lies spread by pro-AKP media that they would be attacked by secular protesters. Mstyslav Chernov, https://commons.wikimedia.org/

How do feminist theorists approach Marxism? As an alien theory? As one that must be supplemented with feminist theory? As an ideology that must be significantly transformed in order to speak to women’s lived experiences? As a philosophy that holds promise for women’s struggle for freedom?

What, if any, are the real life ramifications of the idea of socialism to women’s day to day struggles for freedom, safety and dignity?

How has the Women’s Liberation Movement challenged and deepened the concept of socialism and the idea of emancipation?


Speaker: Terry Moon, author of “Women take the lead against world retrogression” and “Woman as Reason” columnist


Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

312-431-8242 / arise@newsandletters.org / www.newsandletters.org

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