Defending Caring and Welfare in Careless Times | 12th March

You are kindly invited to attend the following Communiversity event, which has been jointly organised by PRAXIS Community Education Group and the Equality Studies Centre, UCD:

Speaker: Selma James

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Defending Caring and Welfare in Careless Times

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Room E114, UCD Newman Building (Arts)

This is a free but strictly RSVP event so please reply to the above email address to reserve a place margaret.crean@ucdconnect.ie

Selma James is an anti‐sexist, anti‐racist, anti‐capitalist campaigner and author. Raised in a movement household, she joined CLR James’s Johnson‐Forest Tendency at age 15, and from 1958 to 1962 she worked with him in the movement for Caribbean federation and independence.  In 1972, she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign, and in 2000 she helped launch the Global Women’s Strike which she coordinates.  She coined the word “unwaged” to describe most of the caring work women do, and it has since entered the English language to describe all the work without wages of women, children and men, in the home, on the land, in the community. In 1975 she became the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes.  She is a founding member of the International Jewish Anti‐Zionist Network (2008).  She has addressed the power relations within the working class movement, and organizing across sectors despite divisions of sex, race, age, etc., South and North. She spoke to packed audiences at Occupy in London, England, as well as Los Angeles, Oakland, Philadelphia, and SF.

Please circulate this e-mail as widely as possible and remember to RSVP if you wish to attend.

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