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Silvia Federici SPEAKS: Women, Capitalism & Crisis

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event details

posted by: layne

begins: Mar 5, 12:30 am

ends: Mar 5, 2:30 am

location: Studio 34 Yoga, 4522 Baltimore Ave.

WOMEN, CAPITALISM, AND CRISIS:
Violence, Healing and 500 Years of Anti-capitalist Resistance

JOIN US March 4 for part two of a lecture and discussion series featuring autonomist, feminist, activist and writer, Silvia Federici.

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 7:30pm
"Our Struggles, Ourselves: Rethinking Healing Work"
Studio 34 Yoga, 4522 Baltimore Ave.
http://www.studio34yoga.com/

How do healing and self-care interact with movements for social justice? What does care work have to do with capitalism? Silvia Federici will do a presentation that ties the question of the body with healing and care work. For hundreds of years, capitalism has been upheld by “reproductive labor” that is primarily done by women and not compensated with a wage. Federici will challenge us to look at healing from the viewpoint of rethinking the powers of the body, the mind-body split, and undervaluing women’s labor.

Silvia Federici is Emerita Professor in Political Philosophy and International Studies at Hofstra University and a long time feminist activist and writer. She is the author of many essays on feminist theory, women and globalization, and feminist struggles. Her published work includes Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation; A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (co-editor); Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of the West and its ‘Others,’(editor).

A review of her book "Caliban and the Witch" can be found here: http://endofcapitalism.com/2009/11/05/who-were-the-witches-patriarchal-terror-and-the-creation-of-capitalism/