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)
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:
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
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?