Tuesday, August 8
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Activists engaged in struggles against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions often reference the terms privilege and intersectionality. Privilege is a concept intended to highlight the concrete ways in which people’s lives are changed by oppression, but it is often focused on individuals and their ideas, rather than systems of oppression. Intersectionality, on the other hand, is a term used to indicate the way that different systems of oppression interact with each other to create particular forms of oppression for people who exist at the intersections of different types of oppression.
Join us for a discussion about these concepts and their relationship with Marxism, so that we can better understand how socialists should engage with fights against all forms of oppression in our society.
- Combahee River Collective Statement (the text of a formative statement of Black feminism)
- A Marxist Case for Intersectionality
- Audio: What Should Socialists Say About Privilege Checking? – Sharon Smith (audio from Socialism 2014)