New Directions in Feminism

Opening Plenary of Beyond Capitalism: Activism and Ideas for the Next Left, the 2014 winter student conference of the Young Democratic Socialists

This opening plenary is free and open to the public. Please RSVP below. If you'd like to learn more about the rest of the conference please email

Mikki KendallFeaturing writer and activist Mikki Kendall

The feminist movement in the US is split. On one side are those committed to an intersectional analysis and the full struggle for women's economic and social liberation. On the other are those who have embraced a neoliberal worldview that prioritizes the voices and agendas of professional, mostly white, women. In the last few years, the leveling impact of social media has raised up new (and sometimes not so new) voices that are challenging the corporatization of feminism. Yet many questions remain for those who want to rebuild an intersectional feminist movement. How should activists organize both online and in the streets? What new institutions do we need to build? What models can we draw from in the past?

Join us for a conversation featuring writer and activist Mikki Kendall and socialist feminist activists Peg Strobel and Amber Frost. The plenary is free and open to members of the public, and is cosponsored by the Young Democratic Socialists and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

When: 7pm - 8:30pm, Friday February 14th
Where: Henry Winston Unity Hall at 235 W. 23rd Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011 (near the 23rd St Station on the C, E, 1, F, and M trains)

Mikki Kendall is the co-founder of the Hood Feminist blog and she co-runs The Angry Black Woman blog. She also created the popular hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen. Mikki’s writings on the intersection of class, gender, and race have been featured in The Guardian, Salon, Ebony, Essence, xoJane and other publications.

Amber Frost is a writer for the blog Dangerous Minds and she is also a member of the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America. Amber most recently interviewed former members of Pussy Riot.

Peg Strobel is a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois Chicago. She has written about the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union and serves on the National Political Committee of DSA, including chairing DSA’s Socialist Feminist Team.

*You do not need to RSVP if you have already RSVPed for the YDS conference.*

February 14, 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm
Henry Winston Unity Hall
235 W 23rd St
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
United States
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