Friday, 20 January 2012

Learng from FoodShare and Occupy Debrief at Beit Zatoun

Some events of note from the latest Centre for the Study of Education and Work list of announcements:

FoodShare Toronto will be the topic this week at OISE's Lunchbox Speakers' Series...


Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012; Noon - 1:30 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
252 Bloor St. West, (St. George Subway Station) Room 3-104

Zahra Parvinian, Director of Social Enterprise Programs, Alvin Rebick,
Senior Manager of Kitchen and Focus on Food, and Meredith Hayes, Senior
Manager of School Programs will introduce FoodShare Toronto's social
enterprise programs and discuss: the organization's different enterprise
program models, as well as the challenges, sustainability issues, and other
aspects related to running a food social enterprise.

*No registration required. Bring your lunch and a mug. Water, coffee, tea,
and fresh-baked snacks from Lemon & Allspice will be provided.

Presented by the Social Economy Centre (OISE/UT) & Toronto Enterprise Fund.

This event will be webcast live on the Internet. For detailed instructions,
please see our website at

Also, Beit Zatoun will be hosting the following event:


January 27, 2012; 7pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto

2011 - maybe it wasn't quite 1968 but it was a year of great social
upheaval. With 2011 behind us, the GTWA is holding the first in what will be
a new series of Coffeehouses to discuss where we are as a movement, with
this particular one featuring two local activists who were very involved in
Occupy Toronto, and in particular building links between the Occupy movement
and the labour movement. Is this the beginning of a new community/labour
coalition that we've been waiting for? Will the Occupy movement be able to
sustain itself and help awaken a dormant labour movement? How did the Occupy
Toronto experience measure up with other Occupations? These and other issues
will be topics of comradely discussion.

Speakers include two activists with the Occupy movement - Brendan Bruce and
Lana Goldberg.

This Coffeehouse is organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly
Internal Education and Political Development Committee (IEPD).