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A Politics of Radical Care

Date: 10/05/2024

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Location: Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium

Lynne Segal, Professor Emerita at Birkbeck, University of London discusses her latest book, and argues that to combat pessimism we must place expanded notions of care, entwined interdependence and mutual vulnerability at the heart of our politics and democratic survival.

About the speaker: 

Lynne Segal is a writer and activist who arrived in London over fifty years ago, from Sydney Australia, just when the women’s liberation movement was kicking off. Immersed in that milieu, she was soon engaged in diverse campaigns for justice, equality, and social inclusion. These provided the motivations for her writing, moving on from contributions to alternative feminist and left magazines to publishing many books, beginning with Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism (co-authored with Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright) and including her last few books, Making Trouble: Life & Politics; Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Ageing; Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy; The Care Manifesto (co-authored with the Care Collective), and her latest book Lean on Me: The Politics of Radical Care. For over two decades she has also been involved in several Jewish groups working for peace in Israel-Palestine, beginning with Jews for Justice for Palestinians.

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