CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 18th JULY 2010
THE END OF POVERTY? – A FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Hart House, U of T, East Common Room
7 Kings College Circle
The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced… labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
More info: http://www.theendofpoverty.com/
RED IS THE NEW GREEN: MARX’S ECOLOGY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 21
Admission: $7 or pay what you can
Bloor Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor St. West
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THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP
Workshop on processing the events of the G20 meeting, with Naomi Tessler.
Wednesday, July 21
Admission: $15 ($7 sliding scale)
60 Lowther Ave.
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HOTEL WORKERS RISING: MAKE HISTORY ON JULY 22!
Join hotel workers across North America in a historic protest against global hotel corporations. In 15 cities, including Vancouver and Toronto, hotel workers will be demonstrating their unity and their determination to fight for respect in an industry dominated by wealthy multinational companies that continue cutting jobs and trying to squeeze more from workers.
Thursday, July 22
Toronto: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St. W (at Peter)
Vancouver: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St.
COCAL (COALITION OF CONTINGENT ACADEMIC LABOR) IX CONFERENCE
August 13-15, 2010
Québec City, PQ
The host for the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL IX) will be the Syndicat des chargées et chargés de cours de l’Université Laval (SCCCUL) which is affiliated with the Fédération des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN).
COCAL is a coalition of higher education activists from the North American continent. We are united in working to improve working conditions at colleges and universities for contingent faculty, including adjunct, part-time, and non-tenure track instructors, and graduate teaching assistants.
More info: http://cocalinternational.org/events.html
NEWS & VIEWS
$16 BILLION FOR THE WRONG PLANES
Michael Byers, Toronto Star
On Friday, Defence Minister Peter MacKay made it official, publicly committing Canadian taxpayers to a $16 billion deal for the purchase and maintenance of 65 F-35s.
The contract will not be put out for tender because the Harper government has determined that only one plane fits its operational requirements. Or, more accurately, the Harper government has drawn up the operational requirements to exclude everything but the F-35.
WALL STREET IS LAUNDERING DRUG MONEY AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT
Zach Carter, Alternet
Wall Street has been caught laundering massive amounts of drug money. So why isn’t anybody being punished?
HOTEL WORKERS TRAINING FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN 15 CITIES
John Wojcik, People’s World
More than 1,000 cooks, dishwashers and housekeepers are taking an unusual detour on their way home from work this week. They are stopping off at two-hour training sessions where their union is preparing them to carry out nonviolent civil disobedience on July 22 at Hyatt hotels in 15 cities.
IMMIGRANT WORKERS AT NON-UNION CHICKEN PLANT STOP WORK OVER DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
Francisco Risso, Labor Notes
Chicken processing workers stopped the line for an hour at the Case Farms plant in Morganton, North Carolina, over dangerous and abusive conditions.
The remarkable wildcat action, in late April, won the non-union and largely immigrant workforce several gains—including an all-important decrease in line speed—which they have preserved.
THE G20 DEBACLE: WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE LOOKED LIKE INSIDE THE FENCE
Justin Podur, The Bullet
Consolidation and free trade, which serve the western members of the G20 better than its big, poor members, are the substantial commitments of the declaration. Both sets of policies have proven immensely unpopular where they have been imposed. To defend them, like defending the summits, governments have turned to police forces and fear.
VIDEO – BARGAINING IN AN ERA OF WAGE RESTRAINT: RE-THINKING STRATEGIES FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR
– Sam Gindin, Visiting Packer Chair in Social Justice at York University, Toronto and active with the Toronto Workers’ Assembly.
– Michael Hurley, President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and Vice-President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario.
PLEASURE AND MEANING: THE TWO FOUNDATIONS OF HAPPINESS
Applied Research in Quality of Life, Volume 5, Number 1 / March, 2010
ON THE MODERN MEANING OF PHILANTHROPY
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 2010;39 193-212
BOOK REVIEW: THE ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF LIFELONG LEARNING (ED. PETER JARVIS)
Vocations and Learning, Volume 3, Number 1 / April, 2010
FAILING YOUNG PEOPLE? EDUCATION AND ASPIRATIONS IN A DEPRIVED COMMUNITY
S. Sinclair, J.H. McKendrick, and G. Scott
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 2010;5 5-20
STEPPING UP, STEPPING BACK: WOMEN ACTIVISTS ‘TALK UNION’ ACROSS GENERATIONS
Berger-Marks Foundation, 2010
The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.
Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education.
For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca
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