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CANCELED – BREANNE FAHS

This event has been canceled to safeguard against the spread COVID-19 in our community.

When: April 9, 2020 @ 2:30 am

Where: Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA

202004092:30 am 202004094:30 am America/Los_Angeles CANCELED – BREANNE FAHS

Breanne Fahs is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Her landmark manifesto collection BURN IT DOWN! spans three centuries and four waves of feminist activism and writing, and it's a unique testament to what is possible when women are driven to the edge.

Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA

BREANNE FAHS
BURN IT DOWN! Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution
with Sabrina Jacobs

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BURN IT DOWN is the most comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos, chronicling women’s rage and dreams from the nineteenth century to today. This landmark collection spanning three centuries and four waves of feminist activism and writing, BURN IT DOWN! is a unique testament to what is possible when women are driven to the edge. The manifesto itself – raging and wanting, quarreling and provoking – has always played a vital role in feminism, and it is the angry, brash feminism that is needed right now.

Collecting over seventy-five manifestos from around the world, BURN IT DOWN! Is an international rallying cry and a forceful call to action. Among this confrontational sister-
hood is “Dyke Manifesto” by the Lesbian Avengers, Simone de Beauvoir’s pro-abortion “Manifesto of the 343”, “Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female” by Frances M. Beal; “Zapatista Women’s Revolutionary Laws”, “Riot Grrrl Manifesto” by Bikini Kill; and
“Anarchy and the Sex Question” by Emma Goldman.

Breanne Fahs argues that we need manifestos in all their urgent rawness — their
insistence that we have to act now, that we must face this, that the bleeding edge of rage
and defiance ignites new and revolutionary possibilities from which entirely new ideas
are born.

Breanne Fahs is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University.
She is the author of Performing Sex, Valerie Solanas, Out for Blood, and Firebrand
Feminism, as well as co-editor of The Moral Panics of Sexuality, and Transforming
Contagion. She is the Founder and Director of the Feminist Research on Gender and
Sexuality Group at Arizona State University, and she works as a Clinical Psychologist.

Sabrina Jacobs is host and producer of the popular show A Rude Awakening, aired on KPFA
Radio Monday afternoons. She covers local breaking news as well as global events,
Informing listeners about the latest social injustices. Ms. Jacobs is also currently serving
as staff representative/vice chair of Pacifica Radio’s National Board.

 

 

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