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Jan 24, 2020 - Farewell Regent

When: Friday January 24th, 6:30pm
Where: Daniel Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E.

A free community screening of Farewell Regent will take place on Friday January 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Representatives from the City of Toronto, Toronto Housing and the Daniels Corporation will be present to answer questions.

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Jan 24, 2020 - Using Humour to Fight the Right - An Alternative Shabbes Potluck

When: Friday January 24th, 6:30 - 9 pm
Where: Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Avenue
$5 or PWYC; no one turned away.
What to Bring: Potluck dish to share, if you can.
RSVP is appreciated, last-minute arrivals are welcomed.
For more info. or to RSVP please email: or call 416-789-5502

An illustrated romp with Harriet and Andrew Lyons through verbal and pictorial attempts to turn humour against fascism and other right wing ideologies. Laughter guaranteed; useful tips, who knows?

Andy and Harriet Lyons are retired professors of anthropology. Harriet wrote a thesis on humour -- Andy wrote one on racism. Tonight, they will look at how humour has been used to oppose the politics of the right, which, naturally, means opposing the racism embodied in these politics. The laughter will come from plenty of examples, but there will be serious questions: How does the humour work? Are there consistent themes? And, most important, is it an effective political weapon? Why or why not?

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Jan 22, 2020 - Book Launch: Socialist Register 2020 - Beyond Market Dystopia

When: Wednesday January 22nd, 7:30pm
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W.

Join us for the Toronto launch of the Socialist Register 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia, New Ways of Living, edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo.

Doors open for food and drink at 6:30pm, and presentations begin at 7:30pm, with:

* Amy Bartholomew: Beyond the 'barbed-wire labyrinth': migrant spaces of radical democracy

* Michelle Chen: A new world of workers: confronting the gig economy

* Stephen Maher and Sam Gindin: Class politics, socialist policies, capitalist constraints

Chaired by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo

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Jan 22, 2020 - Leap Team Meeting

When: Wednesday January 22nd, 5pm
Where: Wilson Hall, Room WI 2006

Open to EVERYONE, new and returning members alike! Passionate about climate justice? Ready to get to work?

Leap UofT had an action-packed first semester, from helping organize campus actions in solidarity with September's global climate strike and land defenders at Mauna Kea, to escalating the fossil fuel divestment campaign at Victoria College and extending it to SMC and the UofT administration as a whole, to contributing to the fight for a Green New Deal in the federal election. The work continues this semester! Join us at our weekly strategy meeting to get involved with planning events, actions, and outreach, and learning the basics of divestment organizing.

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Jan 22, 2020 - Unequal Orders

When: January 22nd, 2:30pm
Where: Kaneff Tower, Room 519, York University

Immanuel Wallerstein and the Global South
Jan 22, 2020 - Occupying Schools, Occupying Land

When: Wednesday January 22nd, 1:30pm
Where: Global Labour Research Centre, 4700 Keele St., Kaneff Tower - Room 626

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) are pleased to present: Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education.

With Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and Labour and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University.

Discussant: Dr. Leo Panitch, Professor Emeritus, Department of Politcis.

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Jan 14, 2020 - Toronto Premiere: Sweat

When: January 20 to February 2nd
Where: Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St.
Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (with one intermission)

For twenty years, a group of friends working at a steel mill decompress at the local bar. When rumours surface that the company is considering layoffs and flyers are hung to recruit non-union workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but also relationships. Filled with heart and humour, Sweat is a searing examination of industrial decline, race, politics and friendship by one of the US's most decorated playwrights.
Oct 9, 2019 - Condé & Beveridge: Early Work

When: August 10, 2019 - February 2, 2020
Where: AGO, first floor in gallery 142, the Esther & Arthur Gelber Treasury gallery

Known for their political activism through creativity, Toronto-based Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge create art that challenges the status quo. Their work, spanning over four decades, tackles issues of feminism, workers' rights, and social responsibility, using imagery from their own lives. This dynamic selection highlights a new acquisition alongside the artists' early abstract art.