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February 2021

Voices Beyond Borders: A Poetic and Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson

Thursday, February 25 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

"I can’t tell you how moved I am today to see that nothing can keep me from my friends in Canada."  - Paul Robeson We welcome you to join us for an evening of poetry and music to commemorate Paul Robeson’s vibrant, heroic voice raised in artful resistance. Orchestrated by the collaboration of trade-unionists and artists, the Peace Arch Concert of May 18, 1952, straddled borders by outmaneuvering state-sanctioned harassment, violence and silencing. This evening of poetry and music is…

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A New Digital Taylorism?

Sunday, February 28 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This panel looks at the technologies that underpin our world of work, and how capital shapes them to meet its needs, oriented firmly towards the subsumption of wage labor. We cannot repurpose them towards our socialist goal build a world based upon equality and justice for all without directly contesting the existing social order. This requires both a broad vision of a sustainable, egalitarian and democratic society, and concrete proposals that connect to existing struggles and also prefigure radical change.

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Take the Plant, Save the Planet: Workers and Communities in the Struggle for Economic Conversion

Sunday, February 28 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Please join us for a discussion of the politics of plant conversion for an ecologically sustainable future. The current pandemic crisis has dramatically exposed the need for a massive shift of new resources into the caring sector and the production of medical equipment to meet social needs. But even before the fallout for workers in many sectors from the ecological disruptions already being felt from global warming had already indicated the need for a comprehensive approach to industrial conversion. Several…

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March 2021

Trouble in the Garden: A Discussion with the Filmmakers

Thursday, March 4 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

A discussion of the politics of Trouble In the Garden, with filmmakers Roz Owen and Raven Sinclair. Bailed out and taken in by a brother she hasn’t seen in years, an Indigenous protester and her adoptive family reckon with betrayal of love, land, and blood. Trouble In The Garden is the story of an estranged family caught in the wake of the 60’s Scoop. This dark secret of recent Canadian history has parallels in the US, New Zealand, Australia, and…

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