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Sherry Wolf: The fight for queer liberation continues

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Date:
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Oakland ISO
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Location Details:
Oakland Peace Center - Fellowship Hall
111 Fairmount Ave

A discussion with Sherry Wolf about her book, Sexuality and Socialism, and the struggle for marriage equality and the possibilities of building a movement for full LGBT liberation.

Join Jared Paul for live poetry following the discussion.

Sherry Wolf's book Sexuality and Socialism is a remarkably accessible analysis of many of the most challenging questions for those concerned with full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Inside are essays on the roots of LGBT oppression, the construction of sexual and gender identities, the history of the gay movement, and how to unite the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all. Wolf analyzes different theories about oppression—including those of Marxism, postmodernism, identity politics, and queer theory—and challenges myths about genes, gender, and sexuality.

Jared Paul: Having toured internationally in over 200 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe playing alongside legendary poets, musicians, journalists, and speakers such as Amy Goodman, Saul Williams, Bill Clinton, Sage Francis, Our Lady Peace, Paul Hawken, Jello Biafra, Immortal Technique, Anti-Flag, Atmosphere, The Misfits and many others, Jared is widely recognized as one of the premiere performance poets in the world.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Apr 7, 2013 12:31PM
Related Categories: East Bay | LGBTI / Queer
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