Come join the PSL and members of the Justice Center en El Barrio who are coming to speak out against Trump and the recent wave of ICE deportations. Join us as we pass out know-your-rights literature to the East Harlem community and send a message that the people are not afraid to fight back! We will also be discussing the power of immigrant workers and the whole working class, spreading the word about the coming Women's Strike on March 8th and May 1st International Workers Day.
This week we will study the role of National Liberation struggles and what they mean for our movement today.
What do national liberation movements need from socialists and progressive people today?
Is the socialist idea of internationalism against national liberation?
Join us as two long time activists (Kerbie Joseph and Karina Garcia) guide us through these important questions for today's revolutionary movement!
Join Seattle PSL as we commemorate Black History Month with leading party member Eugene Puryear, who will join us via Skype to speak on "The Radical History of the Black Liberation Movement."
Mainstream history has reductively whitewashed the history of the Black Liberation struggle. What is the true legacy of this historic movement and what lessons can we draw from it to guide our struggle today?
Doors open at 6 pm for snacks and socializing, program starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Join us for lively discussion and get involved! Donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
CALL TO ACTION!
More than 3 million people took to the streets to protest Trump’s inauguration and participate in the Women’s March. We are on the eve of a new mass movement and the struggle for women’s rights against patriarchy and sexism will be at the forefront!
During the campaign, Trump said women deserve “some sort of punishment” for having an abortion. Already in this country, half of all states have enacted laws that make it virtually impossible for women to get abortions, especially for working class and poor women. Mike Pence, Trump’s VP is an on the record anti-abortion extremist! Attempts to overthrow Roe v. Wade are an assault on a fundamental right.
Trump’s entire agenda of unrestrained capitalism would have a catastrophic impact on women. Vast privatization of the public sector and social programs, the gutting of national labor laws, the lifting of corporate taxes and environmental regulations. The religious right is chomping at the bit to leverage their position within the Trump coalition to eviscerate women's and LGBTQ rights. The anti-immigrant forces are going into high gear to make sure Trump follows through on his promises of mass deportations.
Wall Street is hoping Trump will succeed. Politicians of the Democratic Party are not mounting any resistance. 41 Democratic Senators have voted to approve a majority of Trump’s nominees. None have voted against all of Trump's picks.
There is a need for a militant fight back movement for women’s liberation against sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, capitalism and the corporate two-party system.
Women represent 50% of the workforce which makes capitalism and exploitation women’s issues.
We believe we must take the road of grassroots mobilization in a fight back movement against Trump and his cabinet of oligarchs, bigots and militarists. Every progressive reform for women's rights has been won trough mass mobilization. Building a grassroots movement independent from the two parties who uphold the status quo of racism, war, and inequality is an essential task for genuine women’s liberation.
Join us on March 11th as we honor the legacy of International Women's Day with panels, workshops and discussions to build the resistance against the Trump administration, organize ourselves, and be most effective.
Please pre-register today for skill and political focused workshops listed below.
Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/ISPj7Sb7IaHbE4Wy1
International Women’s Day is marked around the world with major protests and gatherings to recognize the spirit of struggle for women’s equality and liberation. In the context of increased attacks on women in the United States, IWD is a day to celebrate and review the victories won by our collective militant organization in the past. It is also a time for us to strengthen ourselves to defend those gains and continue the struggle. The Trump program has set its sights on the basic reproductive and health rights of women as well as the rights of immigrants, oppressed communities and workers in general.
In the first weeks of Trump’s presidency, Trump and his team of oligarchs issued executive orders that infringed on women’s ability to access reproductive health services all over the world, placed a hiring freeze on public sector jobs, allowed the building of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, as well as pushed an anti-immigrant attack that banned legal residents from seven majority Muslim countries. However, Trump’s presidency has also been marked by mass resistance. Millions of people came out into the street for the Women’s marches, and huge numbers mobilized to reject the recent attacks on Planned Parenthood.
The response of solidarity with immigrants under attack was also quick and massive. In this new political period of mass resistance, we have two paths to choose from. We can either continue taking the lead of the Democratic party elite, which will have us going in circles, or we can forge a new independent women's movement where we take a bold and militant stance to defend our communities and demand more.
We need to get organized and fight back!
-Speak out! Public Speaking for a Cause
-Organizing in our schools and workplace
-Know Your Rights in Trump era
-Understanding the debates over intersectionality and "identity politics"
-How can we unite the movements against racism and sexism?
-What causes women’s oppression and how do we end it?
***Childcare will be available***
International Women’s Day is a day of international solidarity celebrating the achievement and strength of women. Join us for this special event!
Poetry Readings on The Women’s Struggle: Fighting Racism & Sexism.
Presentations & Discussion: The History of International Women’s Day; The Women’s Movement & Anti-racism; The Women’s Movement in the Trump Era.
Potluck and pizza. Banner painting and radical crafting.
Saturday March 11
At the PSL Sacramento office
2860 Florin Rd. Sacramento
Party for Socialism & Liberation