Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 1 p.m.
Native American Center
SW Broadway and Jackson
Selma James - activist, author, strategist, critical thinker, women's rights and anti-racist campaigner, widow of CLR James - founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign n 1972, and is the coordinator of the Global Women's Strike, bringing together actions and initiatives in many countries to demand that society "Invest in Caring Not Killing." A long-time activist, Ms. James wrote the classic "A Woman's Place" in 1952 as part of CLR James's Johnson-Forest Tendency. She opened the "domestic labor debate" in the 1970s when she spelled out the obvious: the housework and caring work women do outside of the market produces the whole working class. Thus the market economy is built on women's unwaged work and double and triple day. Selma James is a dynamic and exciting speaker who impresses audiences with the depth of her understanding and the scope of her interests. She has been described as a "path-breaking" and "truly creative thinker." She has been working with the Venezuelan Revolution since 2002.