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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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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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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