Mon, 04 May 2020, 19:00 - 20:30
A virtual book launch chaired by Dawn Foster, the author of 'Lean Out'.
Explore feminism and class divides with authors Lola Olufemi and Ben Tippet as we continue the ambitious ‘Radical May’ programme of round tables, talks and debates around the ideas that will transform the world to come.
Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi: More and more we see radical causes around us being co-opted far from their original meaning. As far as Lola Olufemi is concerned, feminism is one such cause that needs to return to its radical roots. In Feminism, Interrupted she explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny and gendered Islamophobia, as well as solidarity between feminist struggles around the world. This exciting work demonstrates once and for all that change is possible—as long as we realise that the work of feminism doesn’t lie solely at women’s feet.
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She facilitates workshops on feminism and histories of political organising in schools, universities and local communities.
Split: Class Divides Uncovered by Ben Tippet: Events in recent years have arguably revealed a society far more fractured than we thought, and nowhere is this more visible than in the country’s class divides. Ben Tippet seeks to re-address these causes, presenting them as more economic than cultural in nature. A macro-level analysis of inequality—travelling from zero-hour labour to inescapable debt; from the housing crisis to climate change; from prisons as commerce to the remains of our welfare state—his book is a prescient bulldozer to the idea of meritocracy.Ben Tippet is an educator, activist, and writer. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of Greenwich, researching the causes of wealth inequality in the UK. He is a researcher for The Transnational Institute and has written for Novara and Strike!
This virtual event will be chaired by journalist Dawn Foster, author of Lean Out, and will be followed by a Q&A. Click the ‘Tickets’ link below to access the Eventbrite page and book your spot.
Both books can be bought from Pluto Press. To buy one, get one half price, enter the coupon code ‘BOGOHP’ at the checkout. Each order comes with a free ebook.
Buy Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi
Buy Split: Class Divides Uncovered by Ben Tippet
Check out the rest of the Radical May programme for more talks from a plethora of international radical publishers.