100 years ago, in 1917, this was the day the Russian Revolution began. Women led the uprising. Later in the year, workers took power and proceeded to establish a new socialist order that abolished capitalism. This was the most important event in the history of the 20th Century.
In 2017, this is the day that women around the world are holding strikes and protests. They are fighting against a new world order led by billionaire Donald Trump that will promote capitalism, inequality, sexism, homophobia, racism and Islamaphobia.
We celebrate the day with a public lecture on Women, Race and Revolution. The main speaker is Prof. Ericka Huggins, a leader of the US Black Panther Party, which was founded 50 years ago, halfway between 1917 and 2017. She reflects on her experiences and their relevance for understanding the Russian Revolution and our lives today.
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