To mark the release of Dora García's publication, Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo), we invite you to join us for a virtual book launch and conversation exploring the rich legacy of Alexandra Kollantai. Kollontai (St. Petersburg,1872-- Moscow, 1952) was an October revolutionary, social activist, feminist, and intellectual who was a key agitator for the sexual and social emancipation of women.
Moderated by Senior Curator-at-Large Ruth Estévez, Dora García will be joined by contributing writers Rina Ortiz and Anna-Sophie Springer, and by Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, Shoniqua Roach. Tune in for a lively discussion on Kollantai's contributions towards the protection of women's rights, the importance of fiction and private correspondence in the construction of political thought, and how Kollantai's ideas on radical social change continue to inspire and mobilize a new generation of feminist thinkers and activists.
The conversation will be hosted online via Zoom Webinar. Please RSVP to receive login credentials!
Please send questions for García and for program panelists in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.