Founder of the Wages for Housework Movement to visit campus Nov. 15 to talk about fighting for equality of sex, race and class

November 13, 2007

DEARBORN / Nov. 13, 2007---Selma James, founder of the Wages for Housework Movement and Global Women’s Strike, will present “Sex, Race and Class” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building.

James was one of the first feminists to call attention to women’s unpaid care work and its value to our economic and social well-being, according to Prof. Suzanne Bergeron, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UM-Dearborn.

“As the founder of the Global Women’s Strike, she has organized more than 70 international campaigns to demand that society invest in ‘caring not killing’,” Bergeron said. “During her talk, she will share with us some insights from her long career in fighting for sex, race and class equality.”

The event is co-sponsored by the campus’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, African and African American Studies Program and the Department of Sociology.

For more information, contact Bergeron at or 313-593-4591.


 The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’ views.


CONTACT: Jennifer Sroka
PHONE: 313-593-5644
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn