Welwyn Hatfield Socialist Reading Club
Welcome to Welwyn Hatfield Labour’s Socialist Reading Club – a new casual meeting run by local members for local members – bringing together those of us who want to discuss articles, podcasts and the occasional bit of political theory. Always with a left perspective.
If you’d like to join us, please scroll to the bottom and sign up to the newsletter so we can keep you updated on future dates. Below is information on our next two sessions.
What we’re reading:
Tribune discussion – Thursday 11th June @7pm
Our first discussion group for the left-wing magazine Tribune. There’s no rules on which article to discuss – so just pick your favourite from the latest edition.
Book discussion – Thursday 25th June @ 7pm
Our next big read is rightly described as a seminal piece of writing. We’ll be reading and discussing Angela Davis’s examination of racism and class prejudice within white feminism ‘Women, Race and Class’ (250 pages).
About the book:
Ranging from the age of slavery to contemporary injustices, this groundbreaking history of race, gender and class inequality by the radical political activist Angela Davis offers an alternative view of female struggles for liberation.
Tracing the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, Davis examines the racism and class prejudice inherent in so much of white feminism, and in doing so brings to light new pioneering heroines, from field slaves to mill workers, who fought back and refused to accept the lives into which they were born.
About the Author:
Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.