Feminism and the Left discussion series

Repeats every 14 days until Thu Sep 26 2019.
28 Aug 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
11 Sep 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
25 Sep 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

How should the Left deal with sexism within its own organisations? This at the centre of discussion among unionists, feminists and revolutionaries in response to plans by the ALP to expel union leader, John Setka, and the ACTU’s call for him to resign. In the U.S., there’s growing interest in socialist feminism after the recent implosion of the International Socialist Organisation over a cover-up of sexist abuse by their leadership. Many serious, committed activists are grappling with these issues and the broader questions of race, gender, democracy and leadership among Left parties – both in theory and practice. This five-session discussion group will read a series of articles and essays that explore these questions confronting the Left worldwide. Everyone is welcome.


Commences Wednesday 31 July and then every second Wednesday


31 July – Introduction

14 August – Socialist feminism – What it is and what it is not

28 August – Socialist feminist theory

11 September – U.S. ISO and feminism

25 September – Feminism and the left in Australia


Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick


Dinner served at 6:30 pm for a $10 donation. Discussion starts 7 pm.


Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party

For more information contact freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au