News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:
From Egypt to India to the USA
Women’s Liberation in the Age of Arab Spring
Date: Monday, March 25, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: News and Letters Library,
228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago
Women in Egypt, Tunisia, India, and elsewhere have—explicitly—positioned themselves at the center of the struggle, raising questions about the needed totality of any revolution. They demand that it must include all segments of society.
That women, globally, are challenging basic aspects of their societies—and this is true in both developing and developed nations—is new. What shines through so luminously in countries like Egypt and Tunisia and is also evident in the U.S., is that the struggle is about more than an economic transformation and that it is a revolutionary struggle.
Today, women’s liberation has shown itself to be the heart—the driving force—of all genuine revolution. Any separation opens the door to counter-revolution. The ongoing struggles for freedom make clear that nothing short of a banner of new human relationships, from Man/Woman to labor, is needed.
Speaker: Terry Moon, Managing Editor, News & Letters, author of “From India to Egypt to the U.S.: Women Fighting for Freedom”