4/14-16 Sherry Wolf -- From Stonewall to Prop 8: History. Theory & politics of LGBT Liberation

Northwest Speaking Tour
$5 suggested donation

April 14 - Bellingham
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1708 I Street, 7 pm
After Party, 9:30 pm location TBA
Co-sponsored by 4 Women Events, LLC

April 15th - Seattle
Seattle Central Community College, 11 am
Room BE 3132

University Of Washington, 3pm

Room B014 in the School of Social Work

Seattle Central Community College, 7pm
Room BE 1110

April 16th - Olympia
Evergreen State University, 1pm
Lecture Hall 1
Co-sponsored by Evergreen Queer Alliance

April 16th - Portland
Portland State University, 7:15pm
Smith Student Union Room 101

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e-mail info@seattleiso.org or call 206-931-2922.

Sherry Wolf writes “ON THE EVE OF 2009, it is impossible to speak of a national gay liberation movement, as that would entail active groups of people mobilizing at the grassroots to achieve common aims. There has not been a national march on Washington to demand civil rights, to say nothing of liberation, since 1993. The vibrant twenty-fifth anniversary march commemorating the 1969 Stonewall rebellion in New York City the following year drew an estimated one million people, but these actions were not used by mainstream gay organizations with money and powerful connections to build grassroots movements as a means of winning concrete gains.”

On the fortieth anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, what is the state of the LGBT rights movement? What is LGBT liberation in the era of Obama? Where does homophobia come from and how can we end it once and for all? Join the International Socialist Organization, Haymarket Books, and Sherry Wolf for a lively discussion of the key questions of the political period.

Wolf is the author of the forthcoming Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of Gay Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2009). Wolf is an associate editor of the International Socialist Review and has written for Alternet, Znet, Counterpunch, DissidentVoice, MRZine, New Politics, Socialist Worker, and many other progressive publications and Web sites. She is a popular public speaker on campuses nationwide and has appeared on radio shows from Pacifica’s Democracy Now! to NPR-affiliate KALW’s Your Call. Wolf is a long-time social justice activist and Jewish Anti-Zionist since her student days in the anti-apartheid campus divestment movement through to today’s struggle for equal marriage rights. She graduated from Northwestern University with honors in Philosophy, yet adamantly agrees with Karl Marx: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”

Selected articles and video by Sherry Wolf:

Teamsters and Trannies, Unite!

Stonewall: The Birth of Gay Power

The Roots of Gay Oppression

The Myth of the Black-Gay Divide

The Unapologetic Case for Gay Marriage

LGBT Political Cul-de-sac: Make a U-Turn

Sherry Wolf talks with Rose Aguilar about the movement for gay marriage that exploded after the 2008 presidential elections. This panel discussion was part of the Northern California Socialist Conference

NW Tour Sponsored by:
Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Organization

Endorsed by:

Queer Ally Coalition, 4 Women Events LLC, Democracy Insurgent at UW, Campus Anti-War Network at UW, Amnesty International at UW, Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) Portland, OR., Bitch Magazine, Jobs with Justice Portland, Evergreen Queer Alliance,
Triangle Club at SCCC, and the Portland State University Queer Resource Center.

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