Reclamation: Feminism, Labour and the (Un)Learning Of (Radical) History

Event Details

We invite you to attend the Global Labour Research Centre’s John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour. Over the past decade, dynamic and visible social movements have brought many to the streets in protest: Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, #MeToo, The Women’s March.

While these movements have garnered attention and action, deep, vital, transformational change remains elusive. This talk will explore past and contemporary manifestations of feminist and anti-racist struggles for economic justice, human rights, and an end to violence.

Lecturer: Kiké Roach, Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University

Kiké Roach is the Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University, where she teaches courses in Social Movements and Human Rights in the Politics department and at the School of Social Work. As a civil rights lawyer, she was an advocate for accountability and reform in policing and detention centres for many years representing organizations such as the Black Action Defense Committee. A former Executive Member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Kiké is co-author of the book Politically Speaking, on Feminism and Canadian politics.

When: Thursday, February 21st, 6pm
Where: 519 Kaneff Tower, York University
All are welcome

The John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour is an innitiative of the Global Labour Research Centre and is co-sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Labour, UNIFOR, LIUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, Goldblatt Partners LLP, Cavaluzzo LLP.

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