Chicago meeting: Women bearing the brunt of reaction lead the resistance

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago


Some of the thousands of Indian women who recently marched for dignity across 200 districts in 24 states to raise awareness of rape and rape culture. Photo: Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan.

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Women bearing the brunt of reaction lead the resistance

In a year marked by the contradiction between deepening women’s revolt and neo-fascism rising across the globe, women took advantage of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month to make their voices, demands, and passion for freedom loud and clear.

That contradiction has a world-changing potential, because within it are the seeds of a new society struggling to be born. Women recognize that neo-fascists like Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, Hungary’s Viktor Orban, and the U.S.’s Donald Trump, et al., are opposed to the very idea of freedom, which is why the struggle must be total from the start.

The goal, a new world based on new, actually human relationships, is implicit in all the many struggles, be they against rape, poverty, racism, or for reproductive justice. That is the positive in all this negative of neo-fascism, wars and threats of more wars, including nuclear war. Women’s struggles against this reality can become a unifying banner for the movement as a whole and must become explicit.


Speaker: Terry Moon, Woman as Reason columnist for News & Letters, and women’s liberationist writer and activist since 1967. Her talk will be followed by free and open discussion.

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

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