Teach-in: International Working Women’s Day
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March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 18th, 6pm EST
**Zoom only! Please RSVP below to receive the Zoom link**
For the past century, women across the world have been coming together to rally around the key issues facing working class women on March 8, International Working Women’s Day. IWWD has roots deeper than organizations like the United Nations and large NGOs would like us to believe. It is a day based in struggle, resistance, unity and internationalism.
Today, the unity of working class women and the urgency for revolutionary organization remain tasks of great importance. We are more interconnected than ever before, and thus our struggles against the neoliberal capitalist system must be even more united. As we reflect on the legacy of March 8th and collectively imagine paths toward building this necessary unity, we must also think about our history and how we got here.
This teach-in seeks to address:
- What has IWWD meant to working class women’s movements and organizations across the globe?
- What have been the historical issues and demands around which working class women have rallied and organized?
This teach-in is prepared and led by the participants of the most recent TPF course “Revolutionary Feminism: Theory and Practice.” By using mediums such as research and analysis, visual art, multimedia, poetry and prose, participant work groups have been working collaboratively to explore methods of building revolutionary feminist consciousness in our many contexts and organizations.
We will explore how March 8 has been historically commemorated in the following regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Arab/Maghreb, Europe, Latin America and North America. We will also uplift some instances of militant, working class women’s organizations throughout history. There will be a brief intermission and we will also present the work created in the visual arts and multimedia groups.
To reclaim the radical roots of IWWD, we must root our present-day movements in its long history of global, protracted struggle – which is ours to inherit.
SEE THE TOOLKIT FOR MARCH 8, CURATED BY REVOLUTIONARY FEMINISM COURSE PARTICIPANTS! www.revolutionaryfeminism.org Find art, prose, poetry, multimedia, and political education resources.