Joan Sangster, Bryan Palmer and Gaetan Heroux – Class Struggles, TO – Women and the Poor in the City’s History

Women and the Poor in the City’s History Toronto — 9 June 2016. A panel of activists and historians on the struggles of women and the poor in the city’s history. Moderated by Scott Forsyth. Presentations by: Joan Sangster teaches in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Trent University. She has written articles and … Watch video »

Women and the Poor in the City’s History

Toronto — 9 June 2016.

A panel of activists and historians on the struggles of women and the poor in the city’s history.

Moderated by Scott Forsyth. Presentations by:

  • Joan Sangster teaches in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Trent University. She has written articles and monographs on working women and labour movement, the history of the Left, feminist historiography, the criminalization of women and girls, and Aboriginal women and the law. Her most recent book was Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Postwar Canada. In 2017, UBC Press will publish her overview of the Canadian women’s suffrage movement from the colonial period to 1960.
  • Bryan Palmer edits the journal Labour/Le Travail, and has authored a number of books on labour and the left in Canada and elsewhere. His most recent books are Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strikes of 1934 (2013) and, with Gaetan Heroux, Toronto’s Poor: A Rebellious History, forthcoming, Between the Lines, 2016. A two-volume collection of his essays, Marxism and Historical Practice was published in the Historical Materialism Book Series in 2015.
  • Gaetan Heroux is an anti-poverty activist with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). He has worked in the Dundas and Sherbourne area for more than 25 years. He is also co-author, with Bryan D. Palmer, of Toronto’s Poor: A Rebellious History, a book being published in the fall of 2016 by Between the Lines.

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