Sunday, 21 July 2013

Reading group in preparation for Silvia Federici's visit to Grahamstown in September

Silvia Federici Frederici, the Italian–born, feminist scholar, and activist will be visiting Rhodes University in September!

Federici’s work is rooted in feminist, autonomist, and Marxist traditions that emphasize the centrality of people’s struggle against exploitation and of autonomous forms of social cooperation as driving forces of historical and global change. Her very accessible and incredibly inspiring work focuses on women, land, crisis and war, and the commons.

So, if you’re interesting in all things, some things, or anything radical, we are organising a workshop with her during her visit, just for students and young people talking about her work and its significance for contemporary South African politics. 

In order to prepare for the workshop and so we have some knowledge of her work and her writing we are hosting a reading group that will discuss her latest book, Revolution at Point Zero. The book is a collection of short essays and each touches on a different but related topic.

If you’re interested in finding out more and joining the reading group, come to the Sociology Seminar Room this Wednesday, 24 July at 18:30 where we will be introducing Silvia’s work and literature and collectively planning the format of the reading groups! Everyone’s contribution to the process is welcome. Hope to see you there!

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