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Women’s Liberation & Socialism discussion group

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NOTE: the **first** meeting only will NOT be at CUNY Grad – see below!

The era of Trump has also proven to be the era of the Women’s marches, the #MeToo and #Timesup movements against sexual assault – specifically in the work-place, and even a resurgence in direct action in defense of abortion clinics. Now is a critical time for marxist-feminists, and those interested in marxist-feminism, to learn from the history of the women’s movement, to debate theory and strategy, and to participate in the process of building a movement which can fight all forms of gender-based oppression, as well as contribute to a broader resurgence in Left and working class politics in the U.S. Join the Hunter College branch of the International Socialist Organization for a three part study group on Sharon Smith’s Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital – available here from Haymarket Books (with free e-book):

ALL ARE WELCOME – whether or not you’ve read all or part of the book, and whether or not you’re CUNY affiliated (just bring some form of ID to get in the building)

Part 1
April 12, 7pm, at Sinergia (2082 Lexington Ave, Fl. 4)
Chapter 1 – Women’s Liberation: the Marxist Tradition
Chapter 2 – The Origin of Women’s Oppression
Chapter 3 – Modern Women’s Movements

alternate reading/listening for those who don’t have the book:

Part 2
April 26, 7pm, ROOM 5489 – CUNY Grad
Chapter 4 – Mainstream Feminism: from Women’s Liberation to “Power Feminism”
Chapter 5 – From Radical Feminism to Separatism
Chapter 6 – Women and the Family: The Domestic-Labor Debate

Part 3
May 10, 7pm, ROOM 5489 – CUNY Grad
Chapter 7 – Black Feminism and Intersectionality
Chapter 8 – Feminism and Radicalism in the Age of Neoliberalism
Chapter 9 – Combating Gender and National Oppression in Revolutionary Russia
Conclusion – Where do we go from here?


April 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States