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Oct 28, 2017 - Beyond Crisis

When: Saturday October 28th, 2pm
Where: Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive

The Toronto Climate film festival presents 'Beyond Crisis', an exploration of what it means to be living in an era of climate change by local film maker Kai Reimer-Watts. Discussion in support of TransformTO, Toronto's climate action plan will follow the film.
Oct 27, 2017 - Reframing Blackness and Black Solidarities through Anti-colonial and Decolonial Prisms

When: Friday, October 27th, 6:30pm
Where: A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St

Renowned anti-racist educator and newly elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada brings another timely discourse of race in education. Join us for the book launch of Reframing Blackness and Black Solidarities through Anti-colonial and Decolonial Prisms.
Oct 27, 2017 - Life on the line: Women Strike at Eaton's 1984-85

When: Friday, October 27th, 2pm
Where: Fred Thury Studio Theatre, Vanier College, York University

Life on the Line, a play by Patricia McDermott with Vrenia Ivonoffski, follows the course of a six-month strike by Eaton's workers in 1984-85. The play engages wider themes of precarity, class exploitation, gendered work, and racialization in the retail sector. The strike highlighted the need to reform first contract legislation and was an integral episode in the struggle to form unions in the service sector, themes which have continuing relevance today.

All are welcome. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Please RSVP via EventBrite
Oct 27, 2017 - Conference: Working For Change

When: Friday Oct 27th, 1pm to 6pm
Where: William Doo Auditorium, New College, 45 Willcocks St.

Working for Change: Exploring Meaningful Opportunities in the Social Justice Field

Join us for an afternoon of networking, learning and dialogue in sessions on what it takes to work for social justice in the non-profit sector.

Keynote speaker: Chris Ramsaroop, Community and Labour Activist

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Oct 26, 2017 - Trump's America and the Plague of Illiberal Democracy

When: Thursday October 26th, 6:30pm
Where: Senate Chamber - N940 Ross Building, York University

All over the globe, liberal democracy is losing its grip on the public imagination, and in the midst of this loss a toxic form of illiberal democracy is taking its place. As institutions that once provided public visions and proactive spaces are stripped of their authority and decay under the scourge of casino capitalism, the foundation is being set for the rise of new modes of authoritarianism. What they all share is both a hatred for democracy and a willingness to feed off the anger and rage of those who have suffered under punishing austerity measures and the restructuring of all aspects of society to the dictates of financial markets and a culture of cruelty imposed by global capitalism. In this lecture, Professor Henry Giroux posits that it is against this wider historical and social context marked by a mounting embrace of illiberal democracy that the authoritarian populism of Donald Trump and other demagogues can be both interrogated and challenged. It is also against this worldwide embrace of illiberal democracy that a debate must begin over rethinking politics outside of the discourse of capitalism.
Oct 26, 2017 - The Dialectics of Liberation in the Era of Neoliberalism

When: Oct. 26-28, 2017.
Where: York University, Toronto

Conference Fees:
$ 85 (Can) - Full-time faculty
$ 30 (Can) - Graduate Students and Contract/Adjunct faculty
Registration is free for undergraduate students, unwaged, members of the York community and the public.

In the summer of 1967 Herbert Marcuse gave a talk titled 'Liberation from the Affluent Society' at a London conference called The Dialectics of Liberation. The conference brought together a wide range of left and counter-cultural activists, thinkers, artists and poets - Herbert Marcuse, R.D Laing, Paul Sweezy, Stokley Carmichael, Allen Ginsberg, and Lucien Goldman, among others. It is in the spirit of that event, and to mark its 50th anniversary, that the International Herbert Marcuse Society is holding its 2017 biennial conference at York University in Toronto, Canada, Oct. 26-28, 2017. The theme is: "The Dialectics of Liberation in an Era of Neoliberalism." |
Oct 25, 2017 - Ten Days That Shook The World

When: Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30pm
Where: Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council, 25 Cecil Street
$15 or pwyc. Refreshments. Proceeds to Socialist Worker newspaper.

Join us for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, an inspiration for millions of workers then and now. Featuring readings from journalist, John Reed's eyewitness account of the events of October 1917 along with other spoken word and live music.

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Oct 25, 2017 - Beyond Crisis

When: Wednesday October 25th, 6:30pm - 9pm
Where: Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd

The Toronto Climate film festival presents 'Beyond Crisis', an exploration of what it means to be living in an era of climate change by local film maker Kai Reimer-Watts. Discussion in support of TransformTO, Toronto's climate action plan will follow the film.
Oct 25, 2017 - Words and Music for Justice

When: Wednesday October 25th, 6pm
Where: St. Stephen's-In-The-Fields Anglican Church, 365 College Street

6pm - Social / Reception
6:30 - AGM
7pm - Words and Music for Justice, featuring slam poets
Oct 24, 2017 - Keep Transit Public

When: Tuesday October 24th, 7:30am
Where: 97 Front Street W.

Metrolinx is doling out the big bucks on new transit projects across the province. But where is all this money going?

Join ATU's campaign to keep Ontario public transit public!

We will gather in front of Metrolinx HQ in Toronto, on Front St. between Bay and York in front of Union Station, at 7:30am, followed by a press conference at 8am.

After the press conference, we will be engaging morning commuters, handing out leaflets and gathering signatures. | Facebook event
Oct 23, 2017 - 7th Annual Social Justice Week

When: October 23 - 27
Where: Ryerson University

Join us at the 7th Annual Social Justice Week, taking place from October 23 - 27, 2017 at Ryerson University. This year's multi-disciplinary program features 18 events ranging from daily roundtables, panel discussions, lunch & learn workshops, lectures, and a commemorative art installation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women organized by Walking With Our Sisters -- Toronto. The events touch on the themes of Indigenous culture and solidarity, home and belonging, disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, and building skills to turn social justice passion to concrete action for social change. | Facebook event
Oct 14, 2017 - OTHER SIDE of the GAME by Amanda Parris

When: October 14 - November 5
Where: Aki Studio, 585 Dundas Street East

Set before the rise of Black Lives Matter, OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME is a time-spanning work that tells the story of silenced Black women who organize communities, protect loved ones, battle institutions, and live each day by a ride-or-die philosophy. This first-time partnership between Cahoots and Obsidian also marks the professional playwriting debut for Amanda Parris.

Inspired by interviews conducted with individuals in Toronto and Halifax, OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME gives voice to Black women who support their men, their families and communities, even in the face of dire consequences. Set in Toronto, straddling modern day and the 1970s Black civil rights movement, the play is evocative and lyrical in its presentation of a population under siege.

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