March 23 Coffeehouse: Queerly Political
Join the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly for a 'coffee house' discussion on:
Activism, Feminism, Marxism and Queer Politics
Saturday, March 23 -- 7:00pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street (just south of Bloor, near Bathurst subway station).
Introduced by Alan Sears and Johannah May Black. Followed by Q and A and discussion.
How can we build a united movement that respects difference and autonomy, and also advances common struggles against oppression and exploitation? What are the linkages, and tensions, between feminism and queer politics? And how can we understand women's liberation in the context of other movements against oppression?
Join us to hear Alan Sears and Johannah May Black address these and other questions.
This is the third of three-part series on anti-capitalism and feminism.
More about the speaker(s):
Alan Sears is a member of the coordinating committee of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly (GTWA) and the Toronto New Socialists. He has been active around queer issues and has written about sexual/gender liberation from an anti-capitalist perspective. Alan teaches at Ryerson University, and his writings include "Queer Anti-Capitalism: What's Left of Lesbian and Gay Liberation?" (Science and Society, January 2005).
Johannah May Black is a PhD Student, Department of Political Science, York University and the Co-Chair of the Trans-Feminist Action Caucus, CUPE 3903.