Women, race and class

Sunday 1st March 2020 from 4.00 pm till 5.30 pm the reading group will meet in the Community Room, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 61/69 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

At this session of the Little Red Reading Group we will be reading a chapter from Women, Race and Class, the ground-breaking history of civil rights and inequality by legendary political activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis.

‘Black women were equal to their men in the oppression they suffered; they were their men’s social equals within the slave community; and they resisted slavery with a passion equal to their men’s’

Tracing the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, Davis examines the racism and class prejudice inherent in so much of white feminism, and in doing so brings to light new pioneering heroines, from field slaves to mill workers, who fought back and refused to accept the lives into which they were born.


For this session we will be reading chapters three and four from Woman, Race and Class. The session will be convened by Cait. Please use our facebook event to signal your intention to attend.