Patriarchy is the socially-constructed, naturalization of gendered inequality and oppression. Enforced and reinforced through economic, cultural, and political marginalization, 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 a fundamental element of 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!
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 moment in a way that furthers and strengthens the organized struggle we need to build a liberated world. 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 6 weeks based on areas of struggle that are essential to building a world without patriarchy. We intend for these collective projects to contribute to mobilizations for International Working Women’s Day (March 8).
This course will run from Jan. 11 – Feb. 23, with classes will taking place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30-8:30 PM ET. This is a hybrid course, so participants can join either in-person or online.
If you would like to join this course, please complete this form by Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 at midnight ET.