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Selma James on Sex, Race, and Class
April 3, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Selma James is a renowned women’s rights and anti-racist campaigner and author. In her activist work and her writings, Selma has addressed the power relations within the working class movement, and how to organize across sectors despite divisions of sex, race, and class, South and North. She has founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign in 1972, and in 2000 she helped launch the Global Women’s Strike, which she coordinates. She is currently in the United States on a speaking tour for the publication of her new book, Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings, 1952-2011 (PM Press, March 2012).
Selma James will be speaking about the historical and contemporary reality of unwaged work in the household, the community, and beyond. She will discuss specifically the exploitation of women in the capitalist system and the context and meaning of the recent assault on welfare and women’s reproductive rights in the current global economic crisis. Come join us for a talk and discussion.
Sponsored by the History of Consciousness Department. Co-sponsored by American Studies, Community Studies and Feminist Studies.