Monday, Dec 09, 2019 7:00 PM
In the basement
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Silvia Federici in conversation with Jenny Brown, author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work, and Dani Burilson, editor of All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body.
Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the cofounders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Wages For Housework campaign internationally. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti–death penalty movement. She is one of the co-founders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization dedicated to generating support for the struggles of students and teachers in Africa against the structural adjustment of African economies and educational systems. From 1987 to 2005 she taught international studies, women studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. All through these years she has written books and essays on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education and culture, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons.
Jenny Brown is a National Women's Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have morning-after pill contraception available over the counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. In addition to Labor Notes, her work has appeared in Jacobin, Huffington Post, and Alternet, and she is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America. She is the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.
Dani Burlison (she/her) is the author of Some Places Worth Leaving (Tolsun Books, 2019), Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays that first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, and the Lady Parts zines. She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review, and a regular contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus, and Made Local magazine. Her writing can also be found at Ms., Yes!, Earth Island Journal, Wired, Vice, Utne, Ploughshares, Hip Mama, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health, Shareable, Tahoma Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle, and more. Her writing also appears in several anthologies. She is a single mom and lives, teaches, and writes in Santa Rosa, CA.