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February 2013

Silvia Federici (Revolution at Point Zero) @ Providence, RI

When: Monday, February 11 2013 @ 05:30 PM - - 07:00PM
Contact: Brown University
Where: Smith-Buonanno Hall, 106
Providence, RI
Description:

A Conversation with Silvia Federici

Join Silvia Federici as she speaks on her new book Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle at Brown University.

Please join us in welcoming Silvia Federici for a talk entitled "Primitive Accumulation and the Reconstruction of the Commons"!

Federici will discuss the political significance of the restructuring of the global economy and the many initiatives people across the world are taking to create alternatives to capitalism and new forms of social cooperation. In particular, Federici will discuss how new social commons are being generated starting from the creation of more collective and cooperative forms of reproduction as well as the role of grassroots women and women's organization in the resistance against the privatization of everyday life.

Silvia Federici is professor emerita at Hofstra University where she taught political philosophy, international studies, and women studies courses. She is the author of many works, including Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (Autonomedia, 2004) and Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (PM Press, 2012). In 1972 she was one of the co-founders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the international campaign for Wages For Housework (WFH). She is also one of the co-founders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization dedicated to generating support for the struggles of students and teachers in Africa against the structural adjustment of African economies and educational systems.

This event is the forth in the "Global Resistance to Neoliberalism" series, which is sponsored by a Graduate International Colloquium Fund grant from the Office of International Affairs at Brown University.

This event is also sponsored by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Modern Culture and Media.

For more on Revolution at Point Zero click HERE/i>.



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