“Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.”
This month we’ll be reading three short texts; two covering lived experiences of women and the intersecting oppressions they face and one about fighting patriarchy. We will then be leaving time for discussion, not only of the texts we read, but also about our own experiences and the intersections between various struggles and approaches to tackling patriarchy, racism, ablism, queerphobia, transphobia and other oppressions.
We welcome all kinds of people and you don’t need experience with, or specialist knowledge of revolutionary politics. We do however ask that people take a respectful approach towards the topic and respect other people’s views and experiences in the context of the discussion.
Links to the texts are below and we can have paper copies on the day. Get in touch if you don’t know where the venue is, if you need support getting here, or if you’d like to meet somebody one on one beforehand to take you:
The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House by Audre Lorde
The Toughest Skin by Liberté Locke
Towards a Pro-Revolutionary Strategy Targeting Patriarchy by Gayge Operaista
Meet at 4 pm, Sunday 28th of June, at the Packhorse Pub, 208 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DX. All welcome!