Angela's Discussion Club

Are you interested in brushing up your English while discussing fascinating feminist topics with other dynamic women? Then perhaps you would be interested in a new project planned and coordinated by ArchFem and the Department of Equalization, Non-Discrimination and Gender Studies at the University of Innsbruck:

INTRODUCING - Angela's Discussion Club!

Named for Angela Davis, (b. January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama) an American socialist, political activist and retired professor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was the director of the university's Feminist Studies department, was a vibrant activist during the Civil Rights Movement and was associated with the Black Panthers. Her feminist work in the realm of racism and sexism, and her brilliant oration will give us an impulse to speak out for ourselves!

Our monthly discussion evening, beginning May 20, 2010 7:30 pm, Zollerstr. 7, 6020 Innsbruck will be based upon basic, brief feminist texts which can be found on the websites of both Archfem (http://www.archfem.at) and the Department of Equalization, Non-Discrimination and Gender Studies of the University of Innsbruck.

Violet Berger (native English speaker) will participate in the discussion, functioning as a language coach to offer spontaneous tips in grammar, accent managment and speaking strategies in the form of written and spoken exercises. Language interests of the group (writing a resumé or formal letter, arguing a point, etc.) will be happily obliged.

Come join our club and speak your mind!

Meetings:

May 20, 2010:
At the first meeting we talked about a speech of Angela Davis: How Does Change Happen?

Text: Coalition Building among People of Colour (a discussion with Angela Davis)

Text: Race and Gender (bell hooks: Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, 2000)

10 November, 2010:

Text: I'm a feminist, so I suppose I must be dead (by Joan Smith, The Independent, 6 July 2003)