Women’s rights activist Selma James to speak at UNCA next week

Press release

From UNC Asheville News Services

Selma James, founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Room 243. The event is free and open to the public.

James, now 81 years old, has been a women’s rights activist since the early 1950’s. She founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign, and later, the Global Women’s Strike, which she still leads. James is the author of “Sex, Race and Class — The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952-2011” (PM Press, 2012), a collection of her speeches and pamphlets.

This event is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the NEH Teaching Professor in the Humanities. For more information, call 828/251-6590.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.