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Oct 6, 2015 - Roundtable discussion: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

When: Tuesday October 6th, 1:30pm
Where: Moot Court Rm 1005, Osgoode Hall, York University, 4700 Keele Street

The Culture of Conquest and the Doctrine of Discovery: The U.S. as a Colonial Settler-State

Featuring author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (California State University). Chaired by Lee Maracle (University of Toronto). With discussants: Boyd Cothran (History, York), Bonita Lawrence (Equity Studies, York) and Victoria Freeman (History, York)

"Roxanne-Dunbar-Ortiz has defined the term engaged intellectual through a life spent on the frontlines of the past four decades of social struggles. She has never abandoned her roots through the process of becoming one of the most respected Left academics in the United States." - James Tracy.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a feminist, historian and revolutonary activist who has been involved in Indigenous rights movements and social struggles for many years. This panel discussion, lead by acclaimed writer and scholar Lee Maracle, will enable leading York scholars who study Indigenous peoples to dialogue with Roxanne and draw out comparisons between the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the USA.

This event is made possible with generous support from: Department of History (York), Department of Political Science (York), Department of Social Science (York), Indigenous History Network, Socialist Project, Dean's Office Faculty of Graduate Studies (York), Faculty of Environmental Studies (York) and the Centre for Social Justice | Facebook event
Oct 5, 2015 - Ryerson Social Justice week

When: October 5th - October 9th
Where: Ryerson University, Toronto

October 5, 2015 marks the beginning of the 5th annual Social Justice Week. Under the theme of "Social Justice and Democracy: Arts, Activism and the Academy", the Week features some amazing speakers, lectures and workshops on issues related to Indigenous solidarity, decent work, migrant worker's rights; and Black Lives Matter.
Oct 5, 2015 - Book launch: Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs Them

When: Monday, October 5th, 5:30pm
Where: Centre for Social Justice - Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Deep Diversity explores this question and argues that "us vs. them" is an unfortunate but normal part of the human experience due to reasons of both nature and nurture.

Shakil Choudhury is an award-winning educator and consultant with twenty years experience working with thousands of leaders across four continents on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is co-founder of Anima Leadership and lives in Toronto, where his children are teaching him about fatherhood.
Oct 6, 2015 - The Economics of Real Life

When: Tue Oct 6th, 6:30pm
Where: Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

A Common Sense Approach to Economics -- Speaker: Dr. Jim Stanford, Economist, Unifor

Most people think economics is a dull, technical subject- filled with math, graphs, and complicated financial concepts. In other words, it's a subject best left to the "experts". But in fact, economics is something we all experience, every day, in our own lives. And it turns out that our economy depends more on concrete, "mundane" forces like work, family, and care, than on the frenetic paper chase of financial markets. Join Jim Stanford, economist for Unifor and author of Economics for Everyone, as he describes a more accessible and democratic vision for economics.