REVOLUTIONARY FEMINISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE
TPF FALL/WINTER 2020
Application form (Deadline is Friday, November 13).
Building revolutionary feminist consciousness and practice is necessary for working class struggles today. In this course, we will investigate and discuss revolutionary feminist theory and practice through study, dialogue, and collaborative work. We will build our collective capacity to question our conditions and intervene in the current movement in a way that furthers and strengthens working class, internationalist, feminist struggle. We will learn from past struggles, exchange with those building revolutionary movements today, and make plans for a liberated future.
To accompany the learning process, participants will work on a collective project throughout the 8 weeks. Participants will choose to work in one of four mediums: RESEARCH+ANALYSIS, POETRY+PROSE, VISUAL ARTS, or MULTIMEDIA.
Study blocks for the program are:
PHILOSOPHY • HISTORY • POLITICAL ECONOMY • ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
Class topics include:
Methods in Marxist Feminism
Political Economy of Patriarchy: Origins
Political Economy of Patriarchy: Imperialism
Major Debates in Marxist Feminist Theory and Praxis
Revolutionary and Feminist Thinkers
Revolutionary History: International Women’s Day
Working Class Feminism Against Imperialism Today
Patriarchy is the socially-constructed, naturalization of gendered inequality and oppression. Enforced and reinforced through economic, cultural, and political marginalisation, gender violence and femicide, militarism and war, and dispossession and repression, patriarchy threatens humanity in all aspects of life and in all regions of the world. In this way, it is fundamental to global capitalism and imperialism.
However, as we become aware of how patriarchy operates as a system, we begin to see that revolution is not only possible but necessary! History shows us that only revolutionary processes can lead to true liberation from patriarchy. History also shows us that women have always and continue to lead the revolutionary struggles of the international working class. As the named and unnamed have echoed throughout history and throughout the world: There can be no true revolution without the liberation of women!
This course is intended for those who have had some political education experience in the past (inside or outside the classroom!), and that are prepared to commit to participating in the sessions as well as studying in preparation for the sessions.
We will give priority to those who are actively involved in political and social organizations, and that are engaged in, or plan to be engaged in, addressing questions of feminism and/or political education in their organization.
This course is open to all genders, identities, and backgrounds.
Class teachers are experienced popular educators in political education for people’s organizations. We will also have opportunities to hear from public intellectuals, organizers, and movement leaders.
For those who are interested but unable to attend the class schedule, we will provide resources for self study to the general public on our resource platform: politicaleducation.peoplesforum.org
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The program starts on November 18 and runs through January 28, with a two-week break in December.
Sessions are held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM EDT. Some variations in this schedule may occur. *Work groups may need to meet outside of the scheduled times as well.
An orientation call with all participants will be held on Wednesday November 18 at 6:30 PM EDT. This will be an opportunity to meet the cohort of participants and ask any questions you may have about the program. We will also share study strategies and tips during this time.
We will take two weeks off from session meetings during December. Your work group may decide to meet during this time to continue developing your project.
To apply, please submit your information using this form by Friday, November 13.
If you have any questions, please contact Layan at email@example.com
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