NEW YORK: Theory and action, history and vision – these form the paradigm for the second annual Summer School of Women’s Activism (SSOWA) created by the New York chapter of AF3IRM. For four Saturdays, starting on July 21 and ending August 11, registered participants will study and analyze the most pressing issues for women under capitalism’s continuing implosion. From this, they will formulate a trend for the 4th wave of feminism and how it can link to other transformational movements.
The sessions proper will last from 1-4 in the afternoon, though participants have the option of coming 30 minutes early for check-in-and-mingle mid-day snacks. Each session will have study materials and its own distinct set of presenters and facilitators.
The 2012 Summer School will deal with such issues as: is there a distinct form of women’s activism; if so, how is it practiced? what is trafficking and why do we use a purple rose to symbolize this global slavery? what are the differences/similarities of women’s labor and sex trafficking? what is the link between a militarist foreign policy and domestic militarism? what is transnational feminism, its method of analysis, theory building and practice.
Each session will also include actions and campaigns, both on-going and planned to address women’s issues.
The registration fee for the SSOWA is $40 for professionals; $30 for students; and for the down-and-out-but-interested, please talk to us. The fee includes the Reader and refreshments for four Saturdays.
SSOWA will be held at a facility on West 36th, Manhattan.
AF3IRM welcomes donations to the school and sponsors for those who cannot afford the registration fee.
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