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March 2021

The Care Crisis: Emma Dowling in conversation with Helen Hester [online event]

Tuesday March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Valuing care and care work does not simply mean attributing care work more monetary value. To really achieve change, we must go so much further. We are pleased to welcome author Emma Dowling to Housmans to discuss her new book, The Care Crisis, in which she analyses the multi-faceted nature of care in the modern world, from the mantras of self-care and what they tell us about our anxieties, to the state of the social care system. Emma and Helen…

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Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism, with Andrea D’Atri [online event]

Wednesday March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Is it possible to develop a radical socialist feminism that fights for the emancipation of women and of all humankind? Housmans is proud to welcome Andrea D'Atri to discuss her new publication with Pluto Press, Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism. Join us for a passionate journey through the history of feminism. Using the concrete struggles of women, Andrea traces the history of the women's and workers' movement from the French Revolution to queer theory. She analyses the…

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Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech under Surveillance Capitalism, with Jillian C. Yorke [online event]

Wednesday March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

How do Google, Facebook and Amazon threaten our democracy? What is the impact of surveillance capitalism on our right to free speech? Join leading campaginer Jillian C. Yorke for an exploration of how corporations and platforms exercise more control over our ability to access information and share knowledge than any state. Jillian will show how big corporations have become unaccountable censors, and the devastating impact this has had on those who have been censored. We will discuss how our rights…

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Border Nation: A Story of Migration, with Leah Cowan in conversation with Kelsey Mohamed [online event]

Wednesday March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Together, we can break down borders Borders are more than geographical lines - they impact all our lives, whether it's the inhumanity of deportations, or a rise in racist attacks in the wake of the EU referendum. Border Nation shows how oppressive borders must be resisted. Activist and author Leah Cowan joins us at this Housmans online event to explore the themes of Border Nation, her new publication for Pluto Press's Outspoken series. Leah will be in conversation with Kelsey…

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April 2021

Come Join Our Disease: Sam Byers in conversation with Juliet Jacques [online event]

Wednesday April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

We are very pleased to announce Sam Byers will be joining Juliet Jacques at this Housmans online event to discuss Sam's latest novel, Come join Our Disease (published March 18, Faber). This darkly comic story follows Maya, a homeless radical who's given an opportunity to re-enter society through raising a tech-company's philanthropic profile. Marred by the oppressive standards of image and 'perfection', Maya -through obscene images and a revolution of sickness-  aims to liberate herself and others from society's grip. …

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