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Wages for Housework: A Conversation with Silvia Federici

Friday, February 9, 2018
7-9pm

How do we understand and value our own reproductive labor? How can we organize around this work in a way that is transformative both of our own lives and builds a collective opposition to a global capitalist system?

Throughout the 1970s the Wages for Housework movement developed an analysis of women’s reproductive labor— “housework” broadly conceived— as a primary site for mobilization. Silvia Federici was a cofounder of the movement, working within the New York Wages for Housework Committee from 1972 to 1977. On Friday, February 9th, Interference Archive invites you to join with Federici for a discussion addressing the movement in historical context and analyzing its contemporary relevance.  A slideshow and lecture will present the movement through materials drawn from Federici’s personal archive: pamphlets, flyers, notes on discussion sessions, songs and speeches. Following this presentation, participants are invited to engage in breakout groups addressing key questions raised, followed by a group discussion.

This event is organized on the occasion of the publication of Federici’s new book collecting materials from the Wages for Housework movement, The New York Wages for Housework Committee: 1972-1977 recently published by Autonomedia.

Childcare is available; if you would like to have childcare for this event, please email us (info@interferencearchive.org) by Tuesday, February 6th to let us know.

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