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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Labour’s Antiques Road Show

History is not always found in books. It’s found in the stories of workers and their experiences. History is the telling of those stories. It’s also found in the objects they keep which remind them of the struggles and the gains they made to help all workers.  Join us for a very special evening when workers share some of the memorabilia and storied items they’ve kept over the years. Often kept, and then left for those who survive them, these

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Slavery in Ontario

Coming 11 November, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Slavery in Ontario ‘The Dearness of Labour’: Enslaved Labourers in Colonial OntarioNatasha Henry will discuss her PhD research on the Black people enslaved in colonial Ontario and how their lives as forced labourers enriched settler families and the development of the province. Natasha will share narratives of enslaved individuals to counter Black fungibility and restore the humanity of the enslaved.   PANELIST Natasha Henry is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. She  is an

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Chinese-Canadian Workers in Toronto

More than 4,000 Chinese workers died building the country’s first transcontinental railroad, yet most of the Chinese community faced discrimination and outright racism. Laws were specially created to oppress and exclude them. Yet they persevered. Our panelists will take us through more than a century of the experiences of Chinese-Canadians: fighting back, organising and leading the way for many others. Join the Toronto Workers’ History Project in this special livestreamed presentation. PANELISTS Winnie NgActivist, scholar, Chair Emeritus, Ryerson-Unifor National Chair

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Chilean-Canadian Memoria in Toronto

Click for the video on Facebook On September 11, 1973 the Chilean military under General Pinochet brutally attacked the democratically elected Popular Unity Government, killing President Salvador Allende and established a military junta that suspended civilian rule and killed, imprisoned and tortured thousands of Chileans. It was from this baptism of fire that the Chilean Canadian community built and re-built itself. On September 11, 2020 the TWHP will be holding a webinar about the churches and unions that campaigned to have

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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

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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

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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

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