Upcoming Events

Open Business Meeting

When: December 10th 10-12 PM
Where: Somerville Public Library
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754330631559840/

Join BFL to discuss recent events, plan campaigns and take care of business. This meeting is open to non-members.


Consciousness Raising: Working From the Home

When: December 10th 10am-12PM
Where: Cambridge Women’s Center
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1363966573627631/

December marks the height of the holiday season and the beginning of an incredible uptick in the amount of unpaid domestic and emotional labour that women are required to perform. we will be exploring how the work we do outside the workplace impacts our lives and well being and we’ll discuss how to resist this pernicious kind of exploitation.
Suggested Readings:
Metafilter Thread on Emotional Labour: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0UUYL6kaNeBTDBRbkJkeUtabEk/view?pref=2&pli=1


Book Club & Potluck

When:  December 18th 1:30-3:00 PM
Where: Somerville Public Library
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/659125494269814/

We will be having a discussion on Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici. Silvia Federici is an Italian-American scholar who is most well know for her work in the Wages For Housework campaign in the 1970’s. Caliban and the Witch critiques Karl Marx’s claim that primitive accumulation is a precursor to capitalism. She investigates the transition from feudalism to capitalism to show how the exploitation of women’s bodies and labour are central to the creation and continuation of capitalism. You can read a summary of the book here.

If you are unfamiliar with the theory of primitive accumulation, you can read about it here and find a glossary of terms here. Marx is notoriously difficult to read, so if you are having any trouble understanding what these texts are saying or if you have general questions about the reading, please do not hesitate to email us! Many of our organizers learned about these concepts solely through conversations and questions with friends and fellow organizers, slowly over time and so we are hoping to continue that tradition within BFL.


Addressing Crisis Pregnancy Centers

When: January 7th, 2017 1:30-3:30
Where: Somerville Public Library
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/707077402801899/
In 2017, BFL will be launching a campaign to stop reproductive violence and address the presence of crisis pregnancy centers in our communities.

We will be hosting an informational meeting for anyone who may want to get involved or support this campaign. This meeting will cover what crisis pregnancies are, why we are targeting them, and how we see this campaign building.

For all non-women, there will be a meeting happening at the same time to discuss how allies can support. More details TBA.

Please take note of our gender policy: https://bostonfeministsforliberation.com/women-only-policy/

Note: The Somerville Public Library is wheelchair accessible and this is a child-friendly event.

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