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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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. Share This:

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TWHP Book Club

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

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

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

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