Birth Strike Book Launch!

Published emily - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 4:12pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the groundbreaking book "Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work" on Friday, April 26th at 7:30 PM.

 

Books will be available for sale and author, and badass feminist/labor organizer, Jenny Brown, will join us to talk about her work and sign your copy!

 

Child care is provided. Hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants will be served, and beer and wine will be available for purchase from the CMC bar. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from the author,  plug into the Birth Strike campaign, and record their experiences with reproductive rights and labor.

 

This event is free and open to the public!  We encourage you to purchase the book and to bring donations for the Civic Media Center.

 

Learn more about the book here:

https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=998&fbclid=IwAR1YT3ZG8Zo-VRmiiQc02Vj8PfMZ_R8Lefh5hUQGCyneCsUnjolJxS2PBVQ

 

“Birth Strike is a well-researched and wide-ranging analysis of how the public responsibilities of pregnancy and parenting have been privatized to benefit a capitalist for-profit system designed to minimize labor costs to produce wealth for the few. Offers fresh insight into how women's biological power may be harnessed to resist reproductive oppression.”

—Loretta J. Ross, author of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction and editor of Radical Reproductive Justice

 

“This book lays bare how U.S. politics around race and immigration are closely connected to the struggle for reproductive freedom, both in the past and today. You will never think about reproductive rights in the same way again.”

—Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist.

 

When:
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated