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Book Discussion, Hood Feminism

February 24 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

$10

Book Discussion, Hood Feminism

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022 | 5 – 6:30 PM

 

BOOK HOST: MARILKA VÉLEZ

A POTENT AND ELECTRIFYING CRITIQUE OF TODAY’S FEMINIST MOVEMENT ANNOUNCING A FRESH NEW VOICE IN BLACK FEMINISM

Hosted by Marilka Vélez
“I think Hood Feminism is a good book to continue the conversation of the feminist movement and the issues of intersectionality we heard at the Women’s Fund Presents event held in November 2021. Oftentimes, we look at the lens of feminism through goals such as pay equity and executive leadership; however these pale in comparison to issues many women of color from a different socioeconomic reality are dealing with: food insecurity, housing issues, gun violence, and sexual assault.  As a feminist, I look forward to learning how to make my feminism more intersectional.”

Today’s feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?

Book summary derived from Penguin Random House.

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In an effort to create a safe environment, the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee adopted a COVID policy that requires all attendees either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a recent negative COVID-19 test.  Regardless of vaccination status, if you are experiencing symptoms or have had recent contact with someone who has COVID or COVID symptoms, please refrain from attending events/meetings in person. 

If your status regarding COVID changes ahead of an event/meeting, please contact Lisa Attonito, Executive Director, to discuss participation options.  Lattonito@womensfundmke.org or 414-290-7350.

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost:
$10
Event Category:

Venue

WF Sunny Table | Women’s Fund Office at the Landmark Building
316 N. Milwaukee Street Suite 215
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Organizer

Lisa Attonito
Phone:
414-290-7350, ext 102
Email:
lattonito@womensfundmke.org

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