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Los Angeles: Women Hold Up Half the Sky
Date Sunday March 08
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Student Union Theatre at the California State University, Los Angeles
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorLibros Revolucion
On March 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre at the California State University, Los Angeles, there will be a presentation by the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA “Women Hold Up Half The Sky – Only Communist Revolution Can Emancipate Women!” This presentation will expose the breadth and depth of the dark veil of women’s oppression in the world today, it will go deep into where this oppression comes from, why it exists, what it will take to get rid of it, and how this is integrally linked to emancipating all humanity. The fabric of women's oppression is carved deeply into the calloused hands of women in the sweatshops of China and Honduras. It is draped over the faces of young women in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. It is stripped off the bodies of girls of Moldova and Bangkok who are put up for sale in brothels worldwide, and it is worn like a prize by pre-teens in the U..S. and Europe who are taught to dress and move like sex objects long before they understand what sex even is. This fabric ropes back into history, it winds its way around the globe, braided into all the dominant religions and "moral codes" and woven into every aspect of human societies. It is a heavy veil that casts the darkness of humanity's first oppressive divisions over the lives, the dreams, and the prospects of every corner of humanity in the 21st century. To live like this on this planet in the 21st century cannot be justified and should not be accepted. None of this can be tolerated or excused away with counsel of patience. WE DECLARE: NO MORE! From "Declaration: For Women’s Liberation and the Emancipation of all Humanity", Revolution Issue No. 158 ( The presentation, and the discussion period that follows, will shake people loose from their pre-conceived notions, challenge some deeply held ideas which have narrowed people’s visions, and it will liberate their thinking and inspire them to look for a way to truly get to the roots of the oppression of women and emancipate all of humanity. For more information contact: (213) 488-1303
Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 26th, 2009 8:37 PM