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May 20, 2016 - Symbolic Violence and Liberal Settler-Colonialism

When: Friday May 20th, 7pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St.,

Glen Coulthard is Yellowknives Dene and an assistant professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014), winner of the 2016 Caribbean Philosophical Association's Frantz Fanon Award for Most Outstanding Book.

This event is sponsored by the International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School (IPEE), an annual graduate seminar organized by the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Departments of Political Science and Geography at York University. Co-sponsors include the Global Labour Research Centre, York University (GLRC), Historical Materialism, No One Is Illegal Toronto, Socialist Project, and the Centre for Social Justice.

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May 4, 2016 - Yonge Street Uprising of May 1992: Linking Past Resistance to Today's Struggle

When: Wednesday, May 4th, 6pm
Where: Yorkgate Mall, 1 Yorkgate Blvd, Toronto
Seneca College in Yorkgate Mall (north west corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue)
Room 218/219 (2nd floor of the mall)

Come out and commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Yonge Street Uprising that took place on 4 May 1992. The event starts at 6:00PM on May 4.

We will be facilitating a discussion on the relevance of the Yonge Street Uprising to the present experience of police/state violence, social neglect and the general economic exploitation of racialized working-class communities in Toronto.

We are going to examine the experience of that youth-led rebellion and the lessons that must be drawn from it by today's organizations and movements that are organizing or mobilizing oppressed peoples for liberation.

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May 5, 2016 - Solidarity Rally for Fresh Taste Workers

When: Thursday May 5th, 7am
Where: Ontario Food Terminal, 165 the Queensway, Toronto
(Meet at Tim Horton's in Parkdale, 1480 Queen St. West, at Jameson Ave. to take TTC together to the picket line.)

Solidarity rally to support the Fresh Taste Produce workers at the Ontario Food Terminal workers who are on strike for their first collective agreement.This courageous group of 12 Tibetan workers started their strike action on April 21, after joining Teamsters Local 419 in November.

Several have worked at Fresh Taste for as many as 19 years and still earn between $14-$17 an hour, while the industry standard is $20 and higher. These workers, many of whom are refugees, have also been subject to harassment, bullying and racial discrimination.

The OFL is supporting a Day of Action for Fresh Taste workers - please encourage all members in the GTA to come out to this important solidarity rally on Thursday, May 5 at 7am.

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May 5, 2016 - [Your computer] Ending Migrant Worker Exploitation

When: Thursday, May 5th, 1pm EST
Where: On your telephone or your computer

For the last ten years, we've seen a rise in laws that deny migrant workers basic rights and simultaneously an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment that blames migrant workers for job loss and low-wages. Now, with a new government in Ottawa, we need to work together to turn the tide. We need to ensure permanent immigration status and full rights for all workers.

Join the Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada on May 5, 2016 to learn about:
- The upcoming parliamentary review of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program
- Possible changes to the Caregiver Program
- Harvesting Freedom campaign marking 50 years of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.

Space is limited, please RSVP at migrantrights.ca/en/may5mtg