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At our next Houston DSA Reading Group, we will begin discussing How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. We aim to discuss the first two interviews this time and will cover the remainder at our next meeting.
The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s.
The book collects the original 1977 Combahee River Collective Statement along with four interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.
It is available for purchase from the publisher:
If you would like access to the epub for the purposes of our discussion, just let us know!
Join us as we get out the vote for two of our endorsed candidates, Franklin Bynum for Criminal Court 8 and DaSean Jones for 180th District Court! With their goals of reforming cash bail and taking on our unjust and often racist criminal justice system, getting them in office is one small but important step we can take to making Houston better for all people. But it will take everyone’s help! We will be blockwalking this neighborhood to get out the vote. Bring friends and family. We need all hands on deck!