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

Book Launch with ESTER REITER 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

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Cloud Garden Park (14 Temperance St.)

With its greenhouse and waterfall, Cloud Garden Park makes for an urban oasis in the downtown core, but the massive quilt-like wall by artist Margaret Priest honours the construction trades that built this city, with each section made of a different construction material to represent that particular trade. “Where our banks and financiers have buildings and streets named after them, the construction workers that actually raised the beams of the skyscrapers are celebrated here,” says Kidd. Share This:

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