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[Chicago] Race and Gender Politics: What’s wrong with identity politics?

Date: March 6, 2016
Time: 6 — 8:30 p.m.
Address: 111 North Wabash Ave, Suite 909 (Chicago Loop)

Presenter: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, author of Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking Towards a New Humanity
Comment: Ayala Leyser

Dr. Nissim-Sabat will discuss and analyze ‘identity politics’, politics based on exclusive claims by identity groups that their issues demand unilateral attention and remedy. She will present a Marxist-Humanist alternative to understanding the value and role of identity groups  in the struggle for total liberation. Writings by Raya Dunayevskaya will be covered:

  • “New Passions and New Forces: The Black Dimension, the Anti-Vietnam War Youth, Rank-and-File Labor, Women’s Liberation,” in Philosophy and Revolution
  • “Marx’s and Engel’s Studies Contrasted: Relationship of Philosophy and Revolution to Women’s Liberation” in Women’s Liberation and the Dialectics of Revolution


Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the International International Marxist-Humanist Organization
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