Magic and Witch-Hunting in Today's Global Political Economy and Social Protest Movements
A lecture by Silvia Federici (Hofstra University), moderated by Jack Halberstam (ISSG)
Tuesday, September 21 at 2pm ET
On Zoom: register at bit.ly/ircpl-sept21
One of the most worrisome phenomena of our time is the return, in various countries, of true witch-hunts, a persecution that, like in the past, affects particularly women. At the same time, we are witnessing a new interest in witches among feminists worldwide, as the figure of the witch is taken as the symbol of anti-patriarchal rebellion. In her presentation, Silvia Federici will discuss the significance of these different developments, and the strategies that feminist and other social movements are organizing to end the persecution of “witches.”
This event is organized by the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life and cosponsored by the Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender.