By Clark A. Pomerleau
Launched in 1975, the Califia group geared up activist academic camps and different courses in southern California until eventually its dissolution in 1987. an alternative choice to mainstream academia’s makes an attempt to tie feminism to college classes, Califia mixed points of feminism that spanned the labels “second wave” and “radical,” attracting girls from more than a few gender expressions, sexual orientations, classification backgrounds, and races or ethnicities. Califia Women captures the heritage of the association via oral heritage interviews, documents, and other kinds of fundamental study. the result's a lens for re-reading tendencies in feminist and social justice activism of the period of time, contextualized opposed to a becoming conservative backlash.
Throughout every one bankruptcy, readers find out about the triumphs and frictions feminists encountered as they tried to construct at the achievements of the postwar Civil Rights stream. With its backdrop of southern California, the booklet emphasizes a quarter that has usually been neglected in stories of East Coast or San Francisco Bay–area activism. Califia Women additionally counters the notions that radical and lesbian feminists have been unwilling to handle intersectional identities in general and they withdrew from political activism after 1975. as an alternative, the Califia neighborhood indicates facts that those and different feminists deliberately created a tutorial discussion board that embraced oppositional recognition and sought to serve quite a few girls, together with radical Christian reformers, Wiccans, students of colour, and GLBT activists.
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Califia Women: Feminist Education against Sexism, Classism, and Racism by Clark A. Pomerleau