Save the Dates: Fall Monthly Meetings

Please save the dates for the fall line-up of TWHP monthly meetings! Make sure to stay tuned to the website and/or mailing list for more information. Sept. 17: The Toronto Purchase Oct. 9: Workers in Toronto’s East End (note that we are looking into East End venues, so stay tuned for location) Nov. 13: Remembering the Days of Action We also invite you to attend the TWHP co-sponsored book launch for Christo Aivalis’ The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and

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Challenging Child Labour: June 13, 7pm

Join us for our next monthly meeting, “Challenging Child Labour.” Wednesday June 13, 7:00 p.m. Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. Children in this country once started work for their families or their bosses at a young age. In some parts of the world they still do. June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour, and TWHP is holding a meeting the next day to explore child labour in the past and present. Craig Heron, labour historian at York University, will discuss how children were

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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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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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