Political Education"Combahee River Collective Statement."
Monday, January 18th 2021 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
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Join BuxMont DSA each Monday at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
What is “identity politics?” Where did the concept come from and how has it been employed fruitfully and/or weaponized by liberals and reactionaries? This week we read the 1977 Combahee River Collective Statement, the document that first coined the now-contentious phrase. This collective of Black feminist lesbian socialists believed in fighting multiple forms of oppression simultaneously and emphasized how Black women found themselves faced with interlocking forms of oppression. We’ll discuss the relationship between capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy and the analytical and organizing strategies we might use to fight all at once.