Author Talk by Frieda Afary

What is socialist feminism and why is it needed to fight the global rise of authoritarianism and fascism?

Socialist Feminism: A New Approach published in October 2022, reclaims theories of women’s oppression through a return to humanism, enriched by social reproduction theories, Black feminist intersectionality, abolitionism, queer theories, Marxist-Humanism and the author’s own experiences as an Iranian American feminist, scholar and activist.

Frieda Afary, writer, translator and activist brings the insights gained through her study of feminist philosophy, her international activism and her work in community education as a public librarian in Los Angeles, offering a bold new vision of an alternative to capitalism, racism, sexism, heterosexism and alienation.
Frieda released the Persian translation of her book in March. It is available free of charge as a PDF document below:

The English version can be purchased at:


This book also includes a discussion of:
-Global developments in gender relations since the 1980s,
– The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,
– The distinct features of twenty-first century authoritarianism and current struggles against it,
drawing out lessons for revolutionary theorizing, organizing and international solidarity including the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements.

This meeting is open to everyone and will be conducted in English. But, if you have read the Persian version, you can ask your questions and make your comments in Persian.

Date: Saturday June 24

Time: 1PM (California Time)

For further information please contact [email protected]