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Chicago meeting: From Iraq to Mexico to the U.S., women’s movements reach for new global stage
March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago
What has become clear in 2020 is the global nature of the women’s movements. It is a new stage which has announced itself by the international fight against femicide; the Women’s Marches in the U.S. and worldwide that continue to draw in new women three years after they began, despite the contradictions evident in its leadership; and by the National Women’s Meetings in Latin America, also called Encuentros, which have been gathering yearly since 1985 and now draw up to 90,000 participants.
What else announces the new moment the women’s liberation movement has reached is women’s participation in revolutions and in work to save the planet; their leadership in actions to drive neo-fascists out of power from India’s Narendra Modi to Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and to Donald Trump of the U.S.; and the now-too-numerous-to-count demonstrations that burst forth over issues as diverse as the right of women to enter Hindu temples in India to the demand for legal abortion in Poland and Argentina.
♀ How has International Women’s Day 2020 furthered this new global stage and can it be sustained and deepened?
♀ What contribution does Marxist-Humanism make to this struggle?
Speaker, Terry Moon, feminist activist and writer, “Woman as Reason” columnist, News & Letters. Followed by free and open discussion.
312-431-8242 /www.newsandletters.org / arise@newsand letters.org