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Selma James

Selma James is an antisexist, antiracist campaigner and has fought for justice for over 50 years.

In 1972 Selma James coined the word ‘unwaged’ to describe the reproductive caring work that women do; it entered the English language. (We later found it had once been used in the 19th century.)

Wages for Housework begins with those of us with least power internationally – unwaged workers in the home (mothers, housewives, domestic workers denied pay), and unwaged workers on the land and in the community.

Wages for Housework is a demand, it is also a perspective, a way of organising from the bottom up, of autonomous sectors working together to end the power relations among us.

WFH/GWS is the collective effort of the autonomous organisations formed since 1974 and their campaigns. Antiracism, anti-discrimination, and the justice work we do for ourselves and with others are at the heart of our campaigning.

Book 2

Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet

SKU: 9781629638386
Author: Selma James • Foreword by Margaret Prescod • Editor: Nina Lopez
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-62963-838-6
Published: 06/2021
Format: Paperback
Size: 6x9
Pages: 256
Subjects: Feminism / Economics

Selma James - Latest news

Selma James is speaking at the Anarchist Bookfair, London. 

17th September 2022

16.30-17.30pm : Autonomy – Central to Organizing and Unity. UPCOMING EVENT : Selma James is speaking at the Whitechapel Gallery this weekend! Workshop with Q&A at the London Anarchist Bookfair Clore Creative Studio in the Whitechapel Gallery (close to the Bookfair) 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX. The Global Women’s Strike is also having…

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Islington Tribute: It’s 50 years since the Wages for Housework campaign was launched. Angela Cobbinah asks how far it has come

24th August 2022

Waging war It’s 50 years since the Wages for Housework campaign was launched. Angela Cobbinah asks how far it has come Thursday, 11th August — By Angela Cobbinah Women’s Centre premises in King’s Cross in the 1970s IT is some time in the mid-1970s and a pensioner is stopped in a London street by a BBC…

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Screening Great Archive Films: Friday 8 July, 6pm at Crossroads Women’s Centre.

6th July 2022

Our Time is Coming Now, 1971 : Selma James, a socialist and feminist uses her own experiences working in low paid jobs and being a mother and housewife as a starting point in this investigation into whether women are exploited in all areas of society. All Work and No Pay, 1976 : Made for Open…

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Selma James has been invited to speak at Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove Library

15th June 2022

UK – Rwanda migration plan: What does it mean for the Refugee Convention? About this event: Activists, a thinker, and a newly arrived asylum seeker will address the questions, how does the UK in fact, treat forced migrants? Who really supports them? And what must be done?  The United Kingdom is portrayed as one of…

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Vital Discussions: RSL Remembers C. L. R James with A Lloyd Banwo, Margaret Busby & Selma James

20th April 2022

ONLINE ONLY. Free for RSL Members and Digital Events Passholders. Members can also book one discounted online ticket for a guest for £3. LOG IN to book or join HERE. Non-Members can book public tickets through the BRITISH LIBRARY. Ahead of a special event on James’s life and times at Trinidad and Tobago’s premier literature festival, the NGC Bocas…

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Selma James attends disability demo – and is quoted in Disability News Service.

5th April 2022

Among the allies who attended the action was 91-year-old writer, feminist and social activist Selma James, co-founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. She told DNS that “remembrance” was “an important part of our movement” and that “winning is power”, and “not only what you win then but…

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Special offer on these brilliant books via the Crossroads online bookshop.

5th April 2022

www.crossroadsbooksonline.net OUR TIME IS NOW: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet. A Selection of Writings by Selma James: From Wages for Housework to a Care Income (1977-2020), Introduction Margaret Prescod, Editor Nina Lopez.  PM Press, 2021.  £13.00 “Selma James is a force of nature in the flesh and on the page. She…

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Events – Organizing Stories: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Selma James 6 April 12.15 EDT

29th March 2022

Join us for a conversation with Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Black feminist theorist and theoretical physicist and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (2021), and her grandmother Selma James, long-time feminist activist and ‘Wages for Housework’ co-founder, on Wednesday, April 6th, 12:15-1:15pm. In keeping with this spring’s Organizing…

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Selma James WFH in Oxfam Wales report “Childcare: Tackling the Motherhood Penalty”

25th March 2022

Politics and PolicyChildcare, equality, Gender If you want to eliminate poverty, start by looking at childcare, Head of Oxfam Cymru Sarah Rees argues. Motherhood can be an absolute blessing and joy, if you discount the Spring Equinox scuppering a Mothering Sunday lie-in. Yet in a Wales where the highest value is placed on paid work outside of the…

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Video: Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning – Selma James, founder of the WFH Campaign, in conversation with Margaret Prescod, co-founder Black Women for Wages for Housework

25th March 2022
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