Peace & Freedom Party’s co-sponsored Suds, Snacks & Socialism monthly forum series at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley (3101 Shattuck Avenue; click here for map) on Saturday, June 3. All are welcome to discuss the topic Attack on Trans People: A page from the fascist playbook.
(Can’t participate in person? Join the forum online! Click here to register and join in.)
Fascism is authoritarianism and class war combined with destruction of social relations within the working class. In order to gain power, fascist movements amplify already-existing prejudices among working-class people, positioning themselves as the defenders of “normal” people against the “others.”
Trans people are currently under attack from both street-level violence and legislation. These attacks, and the propaganda aimed at getting working-class people to support them, are part of the war against the entire working class. The purpose, as ever, is to prevent the growth of workers’ solidarity by driving a wedge between us based on our differences.
We need to be united to fight for our everyday needs and for a better future for all.
Join our panelists to discuss what is happening to trans people in the context of the general conditions in this country and to explore ways to fight the growth of fascism in the USA.
- Cassandra Devereaux – transwoman writer for Fighting Words, the journal of the Communist Workers League; and
- Rosa Astra – organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in Oakland, writer for Liberation News and socialist feminist magazine Breaking the Chains.
Serving as moderator is Marsha Feinland of PFP.
Please help us celebrate our return to the Starry Plough by ordering food and/or drinks. Please try to arrive early to place your order so that you do not miss any of the presentations. An open discussion will follow the presentations. We will be accepting donations which will be divided among the sponsoring organizations.
This forum is co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace & Freedom Party and Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change. The forum is part of our ongoing Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Our purpose is informed political discussion, and the views expressed are those of the speakers only, not official positions of the Peace & Freedom Party or our fellow co-sponsors..