Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016: Two Views of Sex Discrimination--Selma James

We listen to part of a talk by internationally renowned feminist activist Selma James entitled “Caregiving: An Anti-Capitalist Perspective.” James is the author of Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning and founder of the international Wages for Housework campaign.

Selma James is a women's rights and anti-racist campaigner and author. From 1958 to 1962 she worked with C.L.R. James in the movement for West Indian federation and independence. In 1972 she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign, and in 2000 helped launch the Global Women's Strike whose strategy for change is "Invest in Caring not Killing". She coined the word “unwaged” which has since entered the English language. In the 1970s she was the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes. She is a founding member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. She co-authored the classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community which launched the “domestic labour debate.”

Listen now or Get MP3. 20 min

Click here to listen the entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Pauli Murray

The Women's Community Calendar for the week of March 28:

The How and the Why by Sarah Treem
Now thru May 8
Aurora Theater
2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-843-4822 or www.auroratheater.org for tickets and times

The Long Struggle Continues
Award-Winning Filmmaker, Author, Teacher
Film Clips * Speaker Presentation * Q&A * Light Refreshments
Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
Free and open to all. Wheelchair accessible.
For information www.peaceandjustice.org/choice

Women's Roles in the 1916 Easter Rising and After
A Reading and Conversation with Sinéad McCoole
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pmMechanics' Institute
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94104
415-393-0100 or www.milibrary.org

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