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Selma James; campaigner and author of Sex, Race and Class

  • Wednesday 20 June 18:30 - 20:30

A talk and discussion with Selma James, anti-racist women’s rights campaigner and author. From 1958 to 1962, she worked with C.L.R. James in the movement for Caribbean federation and independence. In 1972, she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign and coordinates the Global Women’s Strike. In 1975, she became the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes.
 
She coined the word “unwaged” to describe the caring work that mainly women do, and it has since entered the language to describe all who work without wages on the land, in the home, and in the community. She has addressed the power relations within movements for justice, and how to work together across sectors despite divisions of gender, race and class, South and North.
 
Hosted by The English Collective of Prostitutes and Global Women’s Strike, Selma has been invited to the Marlborough to discuss the vibrant histories of the movements she has been a part of, drawing out hidden successes and how we can strengthen our campaigns for the many, not the few.
 
This is a free event and the venue has wheelchair access. 
If you have any other access requirements, get in touch with us via e-mail (marlysuperstaff@gmail.com) or directly at the bar.

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