Peace & Freedom Party’s co-sponsored Suds, Snacks & Socialism monthly forum series is back at Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley (3101 Shattuck Avenue; click here for map) on Saturday, March 4. All are welcome to discuss The Global Struggle for Women’s Rights.
(Can’t participate in person? Join the forum online! Click here to register.)
At the turn of the 20th century, socialist women in the U.S. and Europe separately proposed a Women’s Day to promote equality in the trade union and socialist movements. The first International Women’s Day was held on March 19, 1911. This date of observance was changed to March 8 in 1913, four years before Petrograd women textile workers struck for peace and bread.
Join us to discuss historic and current developments in Iran, Ireland, the U.S. and elsewhere as we continue to organize and fight for gender equity, human rights, and socialism. Guest speakers include:
- Norma Gallegos – coordinator, National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice SF and Freedom Socialist Party;
- Urszula Wislanka – Polish exile, member of News & Letters, and author of numerous writings including “Revolutionary Activity of Polish Women”
- Mary McIlroy – Peace & Freedom Party member, and former member, Irish Republican Socialist Party.
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.