[JAN 20] Socialism Reading Group: The Colonization of Womanhood

Join us on Saturday, January 20th, at 3:45-5:45pm for our monthly reading group at the MLK branch of Cleveland Public Library!

We will be discussing ‘The Colonization of Womanhood: Deconstructing Systems of Violence Against Femmes’

Reading Text:
‘We were never meant to survive,’ Fighting Violence Against Women and the Fourth World War” by Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo from “The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex” edited by Incite!

Optional Supplementary Reading:
The Russian Revolution, Black Bolshevichki and Social Reproduction” by Bill V. Mullen from Viewpoint Magazine

The world is not kind to femmes. Interpersonal, economic, sexual, and political violence manifests on their bodies. Even the organizations designed to help fight deficits in femme spaces become complicit in white supremacy and colonialism. In her groundbreaking essay, “‘We were never meant to survive,’” Fighting Violence against Women and the Fourth World War” Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo takes us through the corruption of the non-profit industrial complex and the system’s complicity in capitalism over community. Join the DSA reading group on the Women’s March Anniversary for a discussion on systemic violence facing femmes: in the world at large and in leftist organizing, and how to topple those pillars of oppression.

This month’s reading group is a collaborative effort brought to you by the Education and Socialist Feminist Committees.