The Story of Albert Jackson: Wednesday, May 3, 7 pm – 9 pm, A Different Booklist, 777-779 Bathurst St

The Story of Albert Jackson
Wednesday, May 3, 7 pm – 9 pm
A Different Booklist, 777-779 Bathurst St

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656830314621117/

Racialized workers experience higher rates of unemployment and precarious work. We are making a link between the Albert Jackson story of 1882 and the intersection of racism and precarious work today, as Canada celebrates 150 years in 2017.

This event will see the launch of a new picture book by and for children about the story of Albert Jackson, Toronto’s first black postal worker who faced racism from the other postal workers. In 2013, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ national human rights committee honoured Jackson with a commemorative poster. More

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The Myth of Vimy: War and Peace in Canada

The Myth of Vimy: War and Peace in Canada
With Ian McKay, McMaster University

JOIN US
Monday 10 April, 2017, 7 p.m.,
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

Workers have fought in wars. Workers have also opposed wars. On April 10 2017, we mark the 100th anniversary of the bloody battle of Vimy Ridge, where many workingmen died. Some voices are urging us to commemorate that slaughter as a noble, heroic struggle that “forged our nation.” Ian McKay, one of Canada’s most respected historians, debunks that myth in The Vimy Trap, Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War (a book he co-authored with Jamie Swift). He argues against using militarism to build patriotism. He reminds us how often Canadians preferred peace to war. He makes a loud, clear call to avoid glorifying war.

Lest we forget.

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Special Event: Remembering Workers’ Struggles in Toronto

Remembering Workers’ Struggles in Toronto
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto, ON
Co-sponsored by:
Toronto Workers’ History Project
Canadian Committee on Labour History
Steelworkers Toronto Area Council

 

Program

10:00-:12:00 Walking Tours
Craig Heron and David Kidd
(starting outside Steelworkers’ Hall)

12:00-1:00 Workers’ History of Cecil St
John Humphrey and Andy King (Steelworkers’ Toronto Area Council)

1:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:00 Black Activism Matters: 5 Films
Akua Benjamin (Ryerson University)

2:00-4:00 Popular Struggles
Ester Reiter – Women in the Jewish Left
Tim McCaskell – Class in Toronto’s LGBT Struggles
Gaétan Héroux – History of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

4:00-4:15 Cash Bar opens

4:15-5:30 Workers’ Theatre
The Eatons’ Strike

5:30-6:00 Cash Bar

Registration Fee:
Employed $20
Students/Unemployed $10

Send to:
TWHP
47 Palmerston Square
TorontoON
M6G 2S8

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Theatre Group to Meet!

First Meeting of TWHP Theatre Discussion Group:
April 5th, 7-9 pm, Steelworkers Hall

The Theatre Discussion Group will discuss, explore, document, read and perhaps even perform Toronto workers’ theatre past and present. At our first meeting, we will discuss what we can do within the TWHP’s larger objectives. Please bring your ideas of what you’d like to do.

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TWHP Book Club

Consolation by Michael Redhill

The Workers’ History Book Club meets once a month at the Steelworkers Hall Lounge. We pick a book that relates to workers in Toronto, either fiction or non-fiction. Our discussion include the larger context in which the book was written, how it relates to our current understandings of work and Toronto as a city, and how we could use alternate forms of history (storytelling, novels, plays) to keep workers’ history alive.

We are currently reading Consolation by Michael Redhill.
All are welcome to join us at our next meeting on April 13 at 7 pm.
(Read a review of Consolation from Goodreads)

For more information contact : gnanayur@mcmaster.ca

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VIDEO – presentation from Injured Workers Network

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Next General Meeting: The Injured Workers History Project (IWHP)

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The Injured Workers History Project (IWHP) is the work of a group of injured workers, advocates and researchers who are uncovering and writing the history of the injured workers’ movement in Ontario.

In collecting oral histories and conducting archival research, the Project has captured memory and documented an important part of Ontario’s social history. It has also engaged injured worker activists and leaders in determining how what has been learned can be used to educate and motivate injured workers in current struggles for justice in the workers’ compensation system.

The Injured Workers History Project (IWHP) is the work of a group of injured workers, advocates and researchers who are uncovering and writing the history of the injured workers’ movement in Ontario.

In collecting oral histories and conducting archival research, the Project has captured memory and documented an important part of Ontario’s social history. It has also engaged injured worker activists and leaders in determining how what has been learned can be used to educate and motivate injured workers in current struggles for justice in the workers’ compensation system.

NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
Tuesday 13 December, 7 p.m.,Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street
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The Injured Workers History Project (IWHP) is the work of a group of injured workers, advocates and researchers who are uncovering and writing the history of the injured workers’ movement in Ontario.

In collecting oral histories and conducting archival research, the Project has captured memory and documented an important part of Ontario’s social history. It has also engaged injured worker activists and leaders in determining how what has been learned can be used to educate and motivate injured workers in current struggles for justice in the workers’ compensation system.

The Injured Workers History Project (IWHP) is the work of a group of injured workers, advocates and researchers who are uncovering and writing the history of the injured workers’ movement in Ontario.

In collecting oral histories and conducting archival research, the Project has captured memory and documented an important part of Ontario’s social history. It has also engaged injured worker activists and leaders in determining how what has been learned can be used to educate and motivate injured workers in current struggles for justice in the workers’ compensation system.

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VIDEO – Portuguese Canadian Workers’ Project by Gilberto Fernandes

VIDEO – Portuguese Canadian Workers’ Project  by Gilberto Fernandes

Gilberto Fernandes, Portuguese History Project presentation from Glen Richards on Vimeo.

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Next General Meeting (with the Portuguese Canadian History Project)

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Join us at our next general meeting where we will reflect on the history of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in Toronto with a multimedia exhibition and presentation by the Portuguese Canadian History Project’s lead director Gilberto Fernandes.

NEXT GENERAL MEETING:

MONDAY, November 14th, 7 p.m.,

Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

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Talk: Women and the Challenge of a Socialist Jewish Voice to the Canadian State

Talk: Women and the Challenge of a Socialist Jewish Voice to the Canadian State

Book Launch with ESTER REITER

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Ester Reiter is a Senior Scholar in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Nexus Lounge
OISE

252 Bloor St. West, 12th Floor

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Light refreshments will be provided

 

A Future Without Hate or Need brings to life the rich and multi-layered lives of a dissident political community. Many of the women in this secular Jewish community were activists who attempted to weave together their ethnic particularity – their identity as Jews with their internationalist class politics. They created lives filled with song, dance, literature, culture, politics, and concern for working people all over the world in their commitment to a just world and lasting peace.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto
Centre for Feminist Research, York University
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University

RSVP: ea.sje@utoronto.ca

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