ACTORS from BIPOC COMMUNITIES Wanted!

ARE YOU:• a social justice activist?• a labour/union supporter?• a lover of community theatre? and• Indigenous, Black, or a Person of Colour? Then the Toronto Workers’ Theatre Group WANTS YOU!!!  It’s been a long wait to get back on the boards and the theatre group of the Toronto Workers History Project is eager to perform again. We are an enthusiastic group of volunteers who, over the past four years, have produced short plays about the history of Toronto working people,

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THE STRUGGLE FOR CHILD CARE

Tuesday 12 October 7 pm on ZOOM A new federally sponsored child-care program is unfolding across Canada. This initiative didn’t fall from the sky – it’s the result of decades of agitation by child-care activists in Toronto and the rest of the country. We are bringing together a panel to discuss the campaigns for decent, publicly supported child care and to assess how this new program measures up. Lisa Pasolli is Assistant Professor of history at Queen’s University and the author

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ONTARIO’S BLACK TEACHERS – Negotiating the politics of Black Women’s Professional Working Lives

This presentation features the stories of Black women teachers in 20th century Ontario. Considering that labour and employment were important markers in Black women’s lives, this presentation will rethink access to employment and uncover the ways Black women teachers crafted their professional identities. Black women’s professional career choices reflected complex negotiations that considered accreditation, geographic location, and discrimination in the workplace. As a result, teaching offered Black women a way to maximize occupational mobility within restrictive labour markets. Tuesday June

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Hotel Workers Rising: From the 1961 Royal York Hotel Strike to present day struggles

It was a year-long strike and a bitter strike at the prestigious Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. Many of the workers were immigrants, people of colour and mostly, they were women. Join us for this fascinating presentation as race, gender and class play prominently in a famous labour dispute. Speakers will take us on a journey from that that strike right up to the battles hotel workers fight today. We will also play an audio of Tommy Douglas addressing

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Gathering the memories – An Oral History Project

Gathering the Memories – An Oral History of Toronto Labour The TWHP is launching a new project to gather the memories of the old-timers in Toronto’s labour movement. So much of the history of the struggles of the city’s workers is available only in the stories that these women and men can tell. Who should be on the list to be interviewed? Anyone who made an important contribution to the struggles of working people in this city. They don’t have

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When We Stood and Fought – Quebec City 2001 – The People’s Summit

The Second People’s Summit of the Americas took place from 17-21 April, 2001 in Quebec City. Activists from all over Canada – and the world (60,000 or more) went to Quebec City and voiced their opposition to the “Summit of the Americas”. Toronto was well-represented and the Toronto Workers’ History Project (TWHP) is proud to present five such activists in discussion about their roles in that historic Summit. Winnie Ng (Facilitator), Judy Rebick, Chris Ramsaroop, Michelle Robidoux and Kim Fry Thursday, 13 May, 20217:00 pm –

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Taxi Drivers in Toronto – Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, 9  February 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm (Zoom) Join us for a brief history of taxi drivers in Toronto – their challenges, victories, and a future which has yet to be determined in large part due to services like Uber and Lyft. Facilitator:Aparna Sundar Aparna has worked extensively on taxi driver issues in Toronto and is a co-author of a report Toronto Taxi Drivers: Ambassadors of the CityA Report on Working Conditions Mohammed Ejaz Butt: Ejaz has been in many leadership

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TWHP Book Club – January 2021

January 28th – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – via Zoom I am suggesting 4 books to read due to the limited availability. Participants only need to read one:From the Ground Up: An Italian Immigrants Story by Frank Colantonio (1 copy TPL)44 Hours or Strike! by Anne Dublin (7 copies TPL / Children’s)The Eaton Drive: the Campaign to Organize Canada’s Largest Department Store 1948 – 1952 by Eileen Sufrin (I copy TPL)The Voice of Labour: A Life in the Construction Industry by Marino Toppan ( 4 copies

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Transforming Brown to Green

VIDEO OF THE PRESENTATION CAN BE SEEN ON FACEBOOK AT:https://fb.watch/2_3qMal437/ Environmental Organizing in Toronto in the 1970sAn evening to look back at the environmental issues and organizing that took place in working class communities. Join our Zoom meeting Tuesday, 12 January, 20207:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83508937339?pwd=UnBnc2NrdGc4NUg1V0RIcENuNEZCQT09 Meeting ID: 835 0893 7339Passcode: 333911Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdZHEjdLHlor, join us on through our livestream on Facebookwww.fb.me/TOWorkers PANELISTS Harold Crooks Harold Crooks is a documentary film director and writer, best known for The Price We Pay (2014), Surviving

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