Events

CSJ hosts and supports a variety of local events.

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Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism

February 10, 2021

Join us on Wednesday February 10th for the launch of Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism (Merlin Press, 2020), with presentations by Greg Albo, Sam Gindin, Bryan Palmer, Joan Sangster, Stephen Maher, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Tanner Mirrlees, and Derek Hrynyshyn.

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Lower Fares, More Service! Public Transit Struggles In and After the Pandemic

December 13, 2020

When: Sunday December 13th, 2pm A second wave of the pandemic is raging across the country, and Toronto and other cities are again in lockdown. Austerity for social provisioning including public transit is high on the agenda for city governments across North America. In Toronto, both the city government and the Toronto Transit Commission are […]

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Pension fund capitalism and the campaign to ‘Make Revera Public’

October 4, 2020

When: Sunday, October 4th, 1:30pm We welcome you to join us for Pension fund capitalism and the campaign to ‘Make Revera Public’, a public talk by Kevin Skerrett, co-editor of The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2018), Senior Research Officer assigned to pensions for CUPE, and a visiting professor at Carleton University’s […]

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Canada in the World

September 17, 2020

Join us on Thursday, September 17th, for the launch of Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination (Fernwood Books, 2020), with author Tyler Shipley, as well as Sara Jaffri, Cassandra Kislenko and Veldon Coburn. Join the event on Zoom at 6:50pm, Thursday, September 17th, and get your Eventbrite ticket.

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The Use and Abuse of Identity in Public Life

September 26, 2019

The question of identity has become urgent for activism in the West though the issue has been important in many other parts of the world as well in a variety of forms. Political Identities form in opposition to oppression (or, reactively, as perceived victimization) and demand recognition, rights, and equity (or aggressively promote their denial). They also divide, become separated in privilege, get co-opted, and become instruments of domination. Can identity struggles lead to fundamental social transformation or must they necessarily be limited to the horizon of recognition and reform? Can the empowerment of identity be woven into solidarity or must it necessarily be doomed to fragmentation and the sustenance of the status quo?

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