Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UNL) Conference System, 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

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Changing The Game to Break the Rules- Creating Radical Financial Structures as a Basis for Liberating Relationships
Hadas Marion Goldman

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Date: 2015-09-25 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-08-08


Virginia Wolf was one of the first to state that "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction". Indeed, financial independence is key to autonomy and self definition. In the realm of relationships and family structures it becomes an essential – to be able to explore and construct alternative, radical relationships a woman must fundamentally reform her economic reality.

The revolutionary and activist Carl Marx presented the idea that society's ability to transform its social structures, beliefs, and even values is dependent on changing the economic base. Furthermore, Marx's colleague, Engels, stated that the modern family structure is the basic unit of the Capitalist System, and only in an environment with an alternative financial structure can the enslavement of women be terminated. But how? What does this environment look and feel like? How is it organized? Could a modern day model exist as a radical pioneering choice even though Capitalism is still alive and kicking (many women…)?

At the center of the presentation will be an interview-dialogue-performance piece, between one author - Master's degree in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, Chairperson of "Feminanci- Women's Financial College", and a major cultural and social activist in the LGBTQ field, and another author - actress and social activist, the founder and Executive Director of the Tarbut Movement, an network of 50 anarcho-feminist artists' communes who live and work in low-income cities and neighborhoods. The performance piece will express and expose the audience to an alternative way of living as a woman in modern society, based upon creating an alternative economic and social living structure. The piece will include biographical material as well as poetry and prose. The performance piece can be followed by a Q&A with the audience.