Wednesday, 18 April 2012

"Indigenous Roots of the Americas" - PWYC Video and Discussion - 7pm Tues. Apr. 24,2012





WHEN/WHERE: 7pm, Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at OISE (252 Bloor St. West – Room 5-150)
Panel discussion led by PhD candidate working with the Aymara in Chile, exploring the shared cultural heritage of Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas; with the Pan-Am Games coming to Toronto in 2015 the time is ripe for a consideration of what events like the Games mean for First Nations, and for all of us who now live on native grounds.

We will be featuring a trailer from Michael Sekaquaptewa’s documentary “Eagles and Condors” (2012) available at: http://www.michaelsekaquaptewa.com/ or http://youtu.be/nkg5ZTQsvBk
 
This event is a co-production of non-profits TorontotheBetter Learning and Development, and the Hispanic Development Council through our joint Red Panamericana programme.
 
Pay What You Can - we encourage contributions to support the TorontotheBetter movie/speaker series.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The University is Ours - Toronto conference, 27-29 April 2012

All are invited to attend:

"The University is Ours: A conference on struggles within and beyond the neoliberal university"
to be held in Toronto, primarily at U of T, from April 27-29.
 
The conference is being organized by a loose coalition of faculty, students and staff  from across the country (including several of us from UWO) who feel that Canadian university activists and critics desperately need a venue to come together to discuss strategies for dealing with the on-going attack on public education. And, given the student struggles against austerity in Europe, North Africa, and the US over the past few years, we also wanted to provide a chance for activists and academics from all over the globe to join with us in sharing their experiences and re-imagining the future of the university. 

You can check out the conference website, with program here: 
http://www.torontoedufactory.wordpress.com

Admission is free for all students and precariously employed academic workers. For those with full time emplyment, we are asking for a small registration fee.
If you are interested in attending any or all of the conference, please RSVP  at: universityisour@gmail.com