A discussion session and close guided reading led by Lola Olufemi of selected manifestos in this landmark collection spanning four generations of feminist activism and writing. Burn It Down! is a window on historical feminist thought, providing a prompt to consider contemporary activisms as part of the series Feminist Resistance: Strategies for the 21st Century in partnership with Verso to mark their 50th anniversary.
Texts from the publication will be read alongside excerpts from Olufemi’s latest publication, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power, which remakes the case that feminism is radical tool we can use to transform the world for everyone. Olufemi makes the case against neoliberalism emphasising the link between feminism and grassroots organising and exploring issues of state violence, reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles.
In partnership with Verso.
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She is the co-author of A FLY Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019) and the forthcoming book Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power set to be published by Pluto Press in March 2020.
Thu 9 Apr, 7pm
As part of our series profiling contemporary feminist voices in collaboration with Verso, Dr Priyamvada Gopal shares reflections on feminist narratives from a body of research that looks at how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation, and in turn shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation.