The Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists is hosting a panel to discuss these questions:
- What is new in the Sudanese and Algerian Uprisings in terms of women’s consciousness, participation/organizing, opposition to patriarchy and affirmative demands for women’s emancipation?
- What can Sudanese, Algerian, Syrian, Iranian and African American women learn from each other’s history and experiences?
- What socialist feminist concepts can help us deepen and expand our struggles?
- What does international socialist feminist solidarity mean? How can we promote it by connecting our struggles?
Questions from the Facebook audience will be taken during the last 30 minutes.
Sara Abbas: Doctoral candidate in political science and a feminist who researches social movements in Sudan. She has written for Transition magazine, OpenDemocracy and The Nation. The views expressed are her own and do not represent those of institutions she is affiliated with.
Selma Oumari: Algerian French member of the New Anticapitalist Party in France. She is involved in antiracist struggles as well as international solidarity.
Julia Wallace: Black anti-racist socialist activist and contributor for Left Voice. She served on the South Central Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles, organizes against police brutality and in defense of tenants’ rights, LGBTQ, women and immigrants’ rights.
Lara al-Kateb: Syrian gender studies student and contributing writer for the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists’ website. One of her recent articles is “The #MeToo Movement in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Frieda Afary: Librarian, translator, producer of Iranian Progressives in Translation (www.iranianprogressives.org) and member of the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists. She has published articles in English and Persian on the Middle East, Marxist Feminism, and has taught community classes on Socialist Feminism.
Fatemeh Masjedi: Iranian academic historian and activist based in Berlin. Member of the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists. Former political prisoner in Iran because of her women’s rights activities.
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