Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Selma James at Maynooth: how can women defeat austerity?

- Distinguished writer, Global Women's Strike co-ordinator and founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign -

How can women defeat austerity?

13 March, 10.30 am
John Hume boardroom, 3rd floor John Hume Building, NUI Maynooth

The session will be followed by an informal conversation over lunch with Selma on "Sex, race and class in Tanzania's Ujamaa".

All welcome but places are limited - contact Theresa.OKeefe AT to book.

Hosted by:
Critical political thought, activism and alternative futures research cluster (Sociology)
MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
Departments of Sociology and Anthropology

The colleague and widow of the influential historian CLR James, Selma James is described as “iconic” and “one of the key political thinkers and activists of our times”. She is widely acknowledged for her theoretical and organisational contributions, and particularly to the grassroots movement internationally. Her recently published anthology, Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning, A Selection of Writings 1952-2011 has been described as “an intellectual tour de force’ (Cary Gee, Tribune). An inspirational speaker, her perspective and insights are described as topical, enriching and thought-provoking by packed audiences. Students comment that her presentations are directly relevant to their areas of study.
 *For more information about Selma James' anthology visit:
**Copies will be available for sale at the events.