Feminist Reading Group

For our upcoming meeting of Feminist Reading Group, we’ll take a look at a few current articles that address the theme of this quarter’s programming at the WCCW (“Health/Care”). At our first meeting, we’ll think about #MeToo and #TimesUp in the context of care work, labor organizing, economic justice, and legal recourse. Here are the links to the readings:

Lane Windham, “#MeToo Solidarity: Sexual Harassment is About Labor Too”

http://billmoyers.com/story/metoo-solidarity-workplace-harassment/

Alicia Garza, “As the Floodgates Open, Don’t Forget About Our Cleaners, Nannies, and Carers”

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliciagarza/these-women-are-on-the-sexual-assault-frontlines?utm_term=.fqKYledKxg#.mlW917oLbw

Sarah Leonard, “From the Women’s March to #MeToo, Building Feminist Solidarity in the Age of T***p”

https://www.thenation.com/article/sex-and-solidarity/

TimesUp

https://www.timesupnow.com/

Please bring a small snack to share for potluck if you can. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

The Feminist Reading Group is a community working to understand ourselves, the worlds we occupy, and the texts we read in deep, truthful, respectful, and joyful ways. The group meets monthly to explore many themes: feminist histories, race, class, gender, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationship, conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others. Members are invited to participate in an open process of sharing, to be generous and honest with ourselves and others through our thoughts and actions, when speaking and when listening.

If you would like to host a session of Feminist Reading Group, let us know! Email nicole@wccw.us.