Celebrating Women's Struggles

Lunes, Marzo 7, 2022 - 1:00pm
CST
Silvia Federici

The Center for Global Justice will be marking Women’s History Month with several webinars featuring some outstanding female speakers. We start off the month hearing from Silvia Federici. She is an Italian and American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. Author of many books, her best known is the 2004 Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation.< She has also written advocating wages for housework and has helped start Wages for Housework groups in the US.She taught Political Philosophy and International Studies for many years and is now a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University in New York state.

International Women’s Day originated in the early 20th century and was associated mainly with far-left movements and governments until its adoption by the global feminist movement in the late 1960s. It became a mainstream global holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977. The UN has declared the 2022 theme to be Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. It is a public holiday in some countries. In some parts of the world, it still reflects its political origins, being marked by protests and calls for radical change; in other areas, particularly in the West, it is largely socio-cultural and centered on a celebration of women's long struggle against patriarchal domination and for a more just world.

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