To be followed by
A PARTY CELEBRATING THE COMING OF NOWRUZ (IRANIAN NEW YEAR)
featuring music

SUNDAY, March 19, 2017
6:00-8:00 PM (Marxist Feminism discussion),
8:30-? music and celebration

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building
Culver City (LA area)

SPEAKERS: Charlie Mountain, Lilia D. Monzo,  Tony Saidy & Nathan Fisher

We will begin with CHARLIE MOUNTAIN, a radical feminist and environmentalist, who will speak briefly on lessons from our feminist foremothers

Then LILIA D. MONZO will discuss at greater length Marx’s critique of gender and the family and link this to the life and work of Russian revolutionary feminist Alexandra Kollontai.  Monzo will argue that for women to unite toward liberation we need a pedagogy of revolutionary sisterhood in terms of both theory and practice. She teaches at Chapman University, where she uses Marxist-Humanist and decolonial approaches to confront capitalism and imperialism, racism, and the hyper-exploitation of women of color, while envisioning a socialist alternative. She has published numerous book chapters, academic journal articles, and in the alternative press, TRUTHOUT.

Followed by novelist TONY SAIDY’S brief preview of his screenplay on Kollontai, “Reds Two.”

Finally, NATHAN FISHER will speak at greater length on the connection of feminist thought on biological reproduction and the body to social reproduction and the body politic. He is a convener of the Los Angeles Jacobin Reading Group and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

 

 

Suggested reading:

Heather Brown, “Marx on Gender and the Family: A Summary,” MONTHLY REVIEW, June 2014

 


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