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Radical Women founder honored on Women's Day
Radical Women founder honored on Women's Day
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

BREAD, ROSES AND REVOLUTION
THE SEDITIOUS LIFE AND IDEAS
OF CLARA FRASER
NEW FREEWAY HALL
MARCH 8


Clara Fraser, organizer, activist and feminist, said that she felt "nothing was too good for the working class," and the gourmet dinner served as part of the International Women's Day celebration last weekend certainly showed that philosophy in action. The occasion also celebrated Fraser's life with a program of readings and remembrances from her battle with City Light over workers' rights and other political protests from the early '50s until her later years before her death in the late '90s.

Also featured as part of the program were clips from speeches Fraser gave, testifying about her activities when she was threatened with a lawsuit and lost her job at Seattle City Light in the early '70s. She was also featured in clips talking about her belief that the current two-party system of government and the current capitalistic system are diametrically opposed to the rights of working class people. She urged workers to stand together and fight the current system, demanding more equality in the workplace and in the world.

After the presentation, which included original, live music, Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party members and audience members who'd come to celebrate IWD mingled and continued to network and talk. It definitely can be said that this was another stimulating evening, with a delicious meal served, at New Freeway Hall. For more on the upcoming antiwar protest and the program featuring speakers from the Tacoma port antiwar protest, call 206-722-6057 or go to www.radicalwomen.org.

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