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Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital with Sharon Smith

April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

More than forty years after the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, women remain without equal rights. If anything, each decade that has passed without a fighting women’s movement has seen a rise in blatant sexism and the further erosion of the gains that were won in the 1960s and 1970s. Yet liberal feminist organizations have followed the Democratic Party even as it has continually tacked rightward since the 1980s.

Join us for a discussion with Sharon Smith that takes up issues of women’s oppression from a Marxist perspective — focusing on the centrality of race and class — amid the stirrings of a new movement today.

At this event author Sharon Smith will discuss the new edition of her book, Women and Socialism: Class Race and Capital [Haymarket Books 2015].

“Sharon Smith’s work, spanning decades of events affecting women, provides a valuable and uncommon perspective on the oppression and liberation of women.” —Dana Cloud, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin

This event is sponsored by the DePaul Socialists.

Organizations or departments interested in co-sponsoring this event: please email

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Sharon Smith is the author of Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States, also published by Haymarket books, as well as many articles on women’s liberation and the U.S. working class. Her writings appear regularly in Socialist Worker newspaper and the International Socialist Review.


April 12, 2016
7:00 pm


Chicago Socialists – ISO


2320 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago IL, Schmitt 154

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