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 the Jewish Left
Tim McCaskell – Class in Toronto’s LGBT Struggles
Gaétan Héroux – History of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

4:00-4:15 Cash Bar opens

4:15-5:30 Workers’ Theatre
The Eatons’ Strike

5:30-6:00 Cash Bar

Registration Fee:
Employed $20
Students/Unemployed $10

Send to:
TWHP
47 Palmerston Square
TorontoON
M6G 2S8

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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.

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TWHP Book Club

Consolation by Michael Redhill

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 are welcome to join us at our next meeting on April 13 at 7 pm.
(Read a review of Consolation from Goodreads)

For more information contact : gnanayur@mcmaster.ca

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