Center for Brooklyn History presents White Feminism and the Worker of Color

February 17, 2021, 6:30 PM

In her new book White Feminism former Jezebel editor-in-chief Koa Beck uncovers the long, troubling, racist ideology that has dominated the American women’s movement from its start.

It is this feminism of exclusion that leads us to today, where mid-pandemic, women and non-binary are shouldering the vast majority of domestic work, child rearing, remote learning, and endangering women of color through “outsourcing.” Join Beck as she looks at the lack of equality as it plays out in work and labor, and pulls back the curtain on white feminism’s similarities to traditional patriarchy. Her conversation partners for this, the first of two programs, are Roxane Gay, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and author of Bad FeministBrittney Cooper, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University and author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower; and Barbara Smith, legendary author and activist who cofounded the Combahee River Collective in 1975 and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

This is a Center for Brooklyn History event with books provided by Community Bookstore. 

Register here.