Selma James

The Perspectives of Winning 2012 Speaking Tour

Selma_JamesMarch 21, 2012

Co-sponsored by Lannan Center, the GU English Department and Program on Justice and Peace.

3:30 PM | Lannan Center (New North 408)


Author and activist Selma James will visit the Lannan Center to discuss her most recent book, Sex, Race and Class—The Perspective of Winning; A Selection of Writings 1952-2011. We will be hosting two sessions with James, the first at 3:30 pm and the second at 5:00 pm. The sessions will focus on cultural critical theory and Marxist theory, respectively. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so be sure to get here early!

Selma James is a women’s rights and anti-racist campaigner and author. Raised in a movement household, she joined CLR James’s Johnson-Forest Tendency at age 15, and from 1958 to 1962, she worked with him in the movement for Caribbean federation and independence. In 1972, she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign, and in 2000 she helped launch the Global Women’s Strike which she continues to coordinate. She is also a founding member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (2008). James has addressed the power relations within the working class movement, and how to organize across sectors despite divisions of sex, race and class, South and North. Selma James spoke recently at Tent City University at Occupy London on “Why Anti-capitalism?” to a packed audience.(Bio taken from Selma James Book

To learn more about James’ tour and order her new book, click here.