CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 30th AUGUST 2010
SCREENING – HOWARD ZINN: YOU CAN’T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN (WITH NAOMI KLEIN)
Wednesday, September 8th
7 pm (Box office opens at 6:30)
The Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West @ Bathurst
In co-operation with Continuing Education Students Association at Ryerson, the War Resisters Support Campaign is pleased to present:
Naomi Klein introducing
Howard Zinn: You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train
A documentary screening with film makers Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller and Iraq war resister Jeremy Hinzman, introduced by Naomi Klein
For information or advance tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
War Resisters Support Campaign
http://www.letthemstay.ca/ or http://www.resisters.ca/
Media sponsor: rabble.ca
BOOK LAUNCH: OUR FRIENDLY LOCAL TERRORIST
Sep 7, 2010
University of Toronto
100 Wellesley St. West
Between the Lines welcomes one and all to the launch of Our Friendly Local Terrorist by Mary Jo Leddy.
About the book:
“A chilling story that shakes your faith in our vaunted Canadian immigration system. Secret hearings, spying, betrayal, no accountability are features we associate with desperate dictatorships elsewhere, not our own government here in Canada. It is no wonder Canada’s stature in the human rights world has sunk to its lowest level ever. This is a national disgrace.” – Helga Stephenson, human rights activist
Contact name: Between the Lines email@example.com
(Also Sep. 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, Romero House, 1558 Bloor St. West, Toronto)
WOMEN MATTER: MAYORAL CANDIDATES MEETING
Equal Voice, Toronto Women’s City Alliance and YWCA Toronto will host a mayoral
Debate on the issues that matter to Toronto women.
Friday, September 10, 2010
6pm to 8:30pm
80 Woodlawn Ave. East, Toronto
(North of Summerhill Subway)
* Rob Ford
* Joe Pantalone
* Rocco Rossi
* George Smitherman
* Sarah Thomson
Moderator to be confirmed
Child-minding is available. Please call 647-235-8575 to register for child-minding.
Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
DR. CHUN RESOURCE LIBRARY PRESENTS…LEE MARACLE AND HER BOOK RAVENSONG!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The Dr. Chun Resource Library
The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T
563 Spadina Ave., Room 100 (North Borden Building)
Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.
Hosted by OPIRG & The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT
FREE event! Yummy refreshments will be provided!
Ravensong is a passionate novel about a young woman’s search for answers to difficult questions by one of our foremost First Nations writers. Stacey must balance her family’s traditional ways against white society’s intrusive values. It is set in the 1950’s Pacific Northwest.
Lee Maracle is of Salish and Cree ancestry and a member of the Stó:lō Nation. Besides being a professor at the University of Toronto, she has also been the Stanley Knowles Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies at the University of Waterloo. Maracle has been the Traditional Cultural Director of The Centre for Indigenous Theatre and has worked as an instructor of dramatic composition and theatrical representation. Maracle’s works reflect her antipathy toward racism, sexism, and white cultural domination.
The Dr. Chun Resource Library is a joint project of the Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T, and OPIRG-Toronto.
MAYORAL CANDIDATES’ DEBATE: “INCLUSION: ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION FOR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN TORONTO”
October 6, 2010
Yorkwoods Library Theatre
1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto
Sponsored by the Latin American Community Roundtable, a coalition of 16 organizations working with the Latin American community in Toronto.
To find out more about the October Mayoral Debate, please contact Adriana Salazar of the Mennonite New Life Centre at (416) 699-4527 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
G8/20 LEGAL DEFENCE POTLUCK FUNDRAISER
Sunday September 5, 2010
36 Sunnylea Drive
St. Catharines, ON
* Judy Rebick – Rabble.ca
* Bryan Palmer – Labour Historian
Music by George Hewison
An Injury to One is an Injury to All
Further info: (905) 934-6233 or (905) 984-1763 email: email@example.com
BOOK LAUNCH: POWER IN COALITION
Tuesday 7 September
Paupers Pub, second floor lounge
corner of Bloor and Lippincott Sts. (near Bathurst)
Sponsored by Ontario Health Coalition
Coalitions can be important tools for social change and union revitalization. What makes them successful? What causes them to fail? Union and community organizer Amanda Tattersall examines successful coalitions between unions and community organizations in three countries: the public education coalition in Sydney, Toronto’s Ontario Health Coalition fighting to save universal health care, and Chicago’s living wage campaign run by the Grassroots Collaborative. She explores when and how coalitions can be a powerful strategy for social change, organizational development and union renewal.
For more about the book or to buy the book visit www.powerincoalition.com
NEWS & VIEWS
THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN VAUGHAN: THE SEARS LOCKOUT AND USW
by Jordy Cummings, The Bullet
In the last week of July 2010, workers of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9537, who have been locked out of their workplace and on the picket-lines for nearly five months, found a big pile of shit sitting right smack-dab by their picket-line outside of a warehouse in Vaughan, just north of Toronto. One could not ask for a better symbol of retail-capital’s attitude toward their workers.
Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/409.php
VIRTUAL POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: PRIVATIZATION AND PROFIT
Growing evidence from the U.S. indicates the for-profit virtual university is no solution and Canadian universities, faculty and potential students should be more aware of the potential pitfalls of privatized post-secondary education.
Read more: http://cupe.ca/post-secondary/virtual-post-secondary-education
25 YEARS ON, STILL P-9 PROUD
by Peter Rachleff, Labor Notes
On the heels of a commemoration marking the 25th anniversary of the landmark strike at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota, historian and strike supporter Peter Rachleff reflects on the battle waged by Food and Commercial Workers Local P-9 and its legion of backers across the country.)
>From the late summer of 1985 into the early spring of 1986, the small town of Austin, Minnesota, figured prominently in the national news. The dramatic themes and issues, twists and turns, of a labor conflict there captured the national imagination. This interest was not merely passive, as more than 30 support committees formed across the U.S. and aid for the strikers came from nineteen countries. This strike touched a raw, deep nerve.
Read more: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2010/08/25-years-still-p-9-proud
A PLACE FOR EQUITY POLICIES
by Ratna Omidvar, Toronto Star
Employment equity isn’t about quotas. It’s about providing opportunities for competent individuals.
It angers Canadians to think that someone could get a job just because of the colour of his or her skin.
And it should.
Read more: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/847352–a-place-for-equity-policies
ONTARIO TEACHERS’ PENSION PLAN INVESTING IN PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT WATER SERVICES IN CHILE
In Canada and around the world there is clear evidence that the privatization of water services has meant:
* Rate hikes and cut-offs to low income households
* Violation or elimination of environmental regulation
* Reduction in quality of services
* Lay-offs and poor labour standards
Public private partnerships (P3s) are often used to privatize water services. Water is a human right and a public resource. Privatization restricts access to water – a vital life resource – to those who can afford to pay for it.
This is why the Council of Canadians has launched a campaign calling on the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) to stop investing in private, for-profit water services in Chile.
Read more: http://www.canadians.org/water/issues/OTPP/index.html
WHY WE VOTE AGAINST OUR INTERESTS
by Alex Himelfarb, The Mark
Quite a bit of work has been undertaken recently on why people often vote against their own interests… this now growing body of thought seeks to explain why those who should most want change often vote for ideological parties that defend the status quo or more accurately, in English speaking democracies, parties that trust to the markets and tradition, even if neither has been very kind to many of us.
Read more: http://www.themarknews.com/articles/2153-why-we-vote-against-our-interests
ONLINE JOURNAL ARTICLES
EVERYDAY SCHOLARS: FRAMING INFORMAL LEARNING IN TERMS OF ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES AND SKILLS
Adult Education Quarterly published 24 August 2010, 10.1177/0741713610380444
THE LONG MARCH TOWARD NEOLIBERALISM: RACE AND HOUSING IN THE POSTWAR METROPOLIS
Andrew J. Diamond
Journal of Urban History published 25 August 2010, 10.1177/0096144210374465
ACTIVISM AND WILLINGNESS TO HELP IN UNION ORGANIZING: WHO ARE THE ACTIVISTS?
Gregor Gall Fiorito & Arthur D. Martinez
Journal of Labor Research, Volume 31 Number 3, 10.1007/s12122-010-9092-3
INEQUALITY AND GROWTH IN ADVANCED ECONOMIES: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION
Journal of Economic Inequality, Volume 8, Number 3, 10.1007/s10888-010-9133-4
PART-TIME ADMINISTRATOR: THE DOMINION NEWSPAPER COOPERATIVE/MEDIA CO-OP, MONTREAL
The Dominion Newspaper Cooperative/Media Co-op is hiring a part-time administrator to communicate with the Co-op’s membership. The individual will work closely with the Media Co-op team in Montreal and be responsible for communicating with members about subscriptions, distribution, donations and sustaining.
The position may expand to include bookkeeping and payroll in the near future, so experience in managing finances and working in Simply Accounting are an added bonus.
The individual will also have the opportunity to learn more about other aspects of the Dominion’s day-to-day operations by working with the editorial collective in the Dominion’s Montreal office.
The position is for 8 hours per week at a rate of $9.50 per hour with a start date in mid-September. If bookkeeping is introduced into the job description, hours will increase to 12 per week.
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line DOMINION ADMIN JOB no later than September 7, 2010.
INTERNSHIPS: ONTARIO CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is seeking applicants for two 26-week internships as part of the Ontario Co-operative Association’s Co-operative Internship (CIEP) program. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or legally entitled to work in Canada, 30 years of age or younger, have a post-secondary diploma or degree and not be currently enrolled in studies related to a diploma/degree program. Deadline for applications is September 7, 2010.
The internship positions are:
* Communications and Web Specialist
* Government Affairs Research Associate
You can find links to these job postings at: http://www.coopscanada.coop/en/about_cca/EmploymentOpportunities
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
The Program Director, Community Education Programs, will be responsible for the design and implementation of externally-funded, collaborative, community-based programs and projects. The focus of the work will be on creating access to education for non-traditional students, in particular those from groups underrepresented in the University. The Program Director will work with University faculty and staff, community associates, and colleagues in Continuing Studies to design, deliver, evaluate and identify funding for programs and projects related to outreach education.
For further information about the position and details of the application process please visit:
PART-TIME COALITION CO-ORDINATOR: SOCIAL PLANNING TORONTO(CONTRACT POSITION TO JUNE 30, 2011)
Social Planning Toronto is a non-profit community organization committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels. We work to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto through community capacity building, community education and advocacy, policy research and analysis, and social reporting.
Social Planning Toronto is seeking an experienced and skilled part-time co-ordinator to support the organizing efforts and co-ordination of the Coalition for Change (approximately 50 hours a month for 10 months).
The Coalition for Change is a newly established coalition with a diverse grassroots membership of organizations focused on improving the rights and conditions facing temporary migrant workers. One of the key principles of the coalition is to support the leadership and participation of migrant workers themselves in participating in activities and campaigns to improve working conditions and immigration status in Canada.
Deadline for Applications is September 3rd at 5:00pm, 2010.
For more information visit: http://socialplanningtoronto.org/news/social-planning-toronto-job-posting-for-part-time-coalition-co-ordinator/
ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK):
Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin
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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