Join the Peace and Freedom Party’s Alameda County chapter for the monthly Suds, Snacks and Socialism forum at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley (3101 Shattuck Avenue; click here for map) on Saturday, March 2. All are welcome to discuss the topic Women and the Class Struggle.

Women have always played a vital role in organizing themselves and organizing together with their male comrades. This forum will give examples of women organizing for their rights and participating in liberation struggles in the past and in the present, at home and in other countries. Several of our knowledgeable comrades will be presenting on topics related to women’s rights and roles in history and today

• Marsha Feinland will tell the real history of International Women's Day, beginning with strikes by women workers in various places in the 19th and early 20th centuries and culminating in the Russian Revolution;
• Mary McIlroy will speak about the role of women in the Irish rising;
• Berta Hernandez will speak about the fight for abortion rights in Latin America; and
• Carroll Fife will talk about organizing women workers in the Bay Area today.

Doors open at 2pm. The program will start promptly at 2:30pm and will wrap up by 4:30pm, but folks can stay and talk as long for as you like.

The March forum Women and the Class Struggle is part of our ongoing Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Our purpose is informed political discussion, and the views expressed are those of the speakers only, not official positions of the Peace and Freedom Party.

For more information, contact Gene Ruyle via cuyleruyle (at) mac.com.

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