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Fighting for Abortion Rights in the Streets: A Discussion with Argentine Socialists

  • Verso Books 20 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Despite a right-wing Presidency and massive influence of the Catholic Church, Argentina is on the verge of legalizing abortion. It narrowly passed the lower house of Congress in June after over a hundred thousand people organized a massive protest in front of Congress, dozens of thousands staying overnight. Now we are weeks away from the vote in the Senate.

We will be skyping with two socialist feminists from Argentina about how they have engaged in the struggle. Nathalia González Seligra is a member of Congress for the Left and Workers Front and a part of the Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas (Party of Socialist Workers). Andrea D'Atri is the founder of Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) the largest socialist feminist organization in Argentina, as well as a member of the Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas.

They will explain how this movement came about and the role that socialists have played in the movement. The speakers will discuss what this means for the international women's movement and invite us to reflect on how to organize a massive movement for free and legal abortions in the US.

This event is co-sponsored by Left Voice, Verso and the NYC-DSA Socialist Feminist Working Group