Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 19:00
Pages Cheshire St., London (UK), Pages Cheshire St., , 5 Cheshire St, London, E2 6ED
Hosted by Pages Cheshire St., a bookshop stocking books only by women, trans and gender diverse writers
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AND WE WILL BE LOOKING TO RESCHEDULE IT AT SOME POINT, ONCE THINGS BECOME CLEARER*
Join us we welcome Lola Olufemi to discuss her new book, FEMINISM, INTERRUPTED, with Amelia Horgan. The book is the latest in the Outspoken series from Pluto Press.
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.
Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women’s work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.
Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when ‘feminist’ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
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. She is the co-author of A Fly Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019).
Amelia Horgan is a writer, researcher and activist. She is currently writing a PhD on work in the feminist political imaginary at the University of Essex. She has written for various publications, including Tribune, the Guardian and VICE.
More about Outspoken:
Platforming underrepresented voices; intervening in important political issues; revealing powerful histories and giving voice to our experiences; Outspoken is a book series unlike any other. Unravelling debates on sex ed and masculinity, feminism and class, and work and borders, Outspoken has the answers to the questions you’re asking. These are books that dissent.