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Aug 15, 2020 - Capitalism and COVID-19

When: Saturday August 15th, 12noon

Did capitalism cause the pandemic or exacerbate its impacts? Are capitalism and health contradictory? How can we fight inequities from both?

We are living through a period of social, political, ecological, and economic unrest. This conjuncture gives rise to both radical uncertainty and radical opportunity.

The intensification of distress calls for reflection, dialogue, and action. With this in mind, the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) offers a forum for people to engage in a dialogue about contemporary issues in order to build the progressive future we want.

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Aug 15, 2020 - Rally for Free Public Transit

When: Saturday August 15th,  4pm 
Where: South-east corner of Hurontario and Dundas Streets, Mississauga-Cooksville

Speakers: 
- Simran Dhunna, Climate Justice Peel
- Stefan Kipfer, Free Transit Toronto
- Nabeela Irfan, Socialist Action, Peel
- Tynan Liebert, CUPE Local 2, Transit Workers
- Herman Rosenfeld, TTC Riders and the Socialist Project

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Aug 17, 2020 - Fix TTC crowding! Phone event

When: Monday August 17th, 5pm

Premier Ford can fix crowding. The TTC needs more funding to increase service before September, so we can be physically distant on buses, streetcars, and subways during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join our campaign for permanent provincial TTC funding! At our phone bank, we will call our supporters and patching them through to their local provincial rep (MPP) to leave a message.
You'll need: A phone (cellphone or landline), a computer or tablet, and an internet connection.

RSVP here so we can send you the Zoom meeting link
Aug 20, 2020 - Racial Justice in Scarborough’s COVID-19 Recovery

When: Aug 20, 2020 5pm (register by August 18)

A discussion on COVID-19 and its impacts on racialized communities in Scarborough.

Racialized groups make up 67.4% of the population in Scarborough, and are largely responsible for the vibrant and diverse community that has been flourishing over the years. The widespread COVID-19 pandemic, however, has magnified already existing socioeconomic and health inequities impacting Scarborough residents, most of whom are Black, South Asian, Chinese, and Filipino. An equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require rebuilding racial justice into the centre of our recovery process.

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