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Ethics of Decent Work (Wednesday Lunch and Learn)

 

SAVE THE DATE [ OCTOBER 5th - 9th ]

RYERSON SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK 2015

'SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY: ARTS, ACTIVISM AND ACADEMY'

October 5, 2015 marks the beginning of the 5th annual Social Justice Week. Under the theme of “Social Justice and Democracy: Arts, Activism and the Academy”, the Week features some amazing speakers, lectures and workshops on issues related to Indigenous solidarity, decent work, migrant worker’s rights;  and Black Lives Matter.

 Below is a tentative list of events:

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 5

‘Campus Dialogue on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call for Action’

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Thomas Lounge

ASL

‘Opening Rally’

Aboriginal Women Drumming Group

Speakers:

Ben Carniol, Tuition Free Post-Secondary Education

Rajean Hoilett, Chairperson of CFS Ontario

Workers Action Centre

Location: Gould Street

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

ASL

‘Aboriginal Circle Workshop’

With Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell

(Aboriginal Students Only)

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: SLC 508, Student Learning Centre

 

Art Tools Workshop

‘Walking Together, Learning Together’

With Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services and the Woodland Cultural Centre

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Amphitheater, Student Learning Centre

 

Art Crawl

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

 

‘Truths, Reconciliation and Resistance:  Making it Real

Opening by Joanne Dallaire

Speaker:

Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, Associate Professor, University of Alberta and Director of FNCARES

“In Spirit” performance by Article 11

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: TRS 1-067

ASL

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6

‘Inhabiting Critical Spaces’

Panel discussion on teaching and learning from the margins at Ryerson University

Speakers:

Dr. Amina Jamal, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Dr. Doreen Fumia, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Dr. Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Location: 7th floor of Heaslip House

ASL

 

Lunch and Learn

‘Whose Security? Politics, Big Brother and Bill C-51’

Speakers:

Amar Wala, Documentary Filmmaker

Dr. Tariq Amin-Khan, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Dr. Pam Palmater, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Clayton Thomas-Muller,  Organizer, anti-Tar sand Coalition

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location: 7th floor of Heaslip House

ASL

 

Social Justice Walk

‘Uncovering/Discovering the Ryerson Community’

With Cathy Crowe, Street Nurse, educator and social activist

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Begin at Ryerson Statue

 

Art Tools Workshop

‘Cartoons for Social Change’

With Kwentong Bayan

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: 7th floor of Heaslip House

 

‘Towards Dignity: Migrant Workers Rising’

Moderated by Dr. Sedef Arat-Koc, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Speakers:

Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary of the International Domestic Workers Federatio

Xyza Cruz Bacani, Filipina Street photographer and former live-in caregiver in Hong Kong.

Migrant Workers Alliance for Change

Justicia for Migrant Workers

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: LIB072, Library Building

ASL

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 

‘Precarity in the Post-Secondary Sector’

Moderated by Alan Sears

Speakers:

Schenella Pinto, Canadian Intern Association

Part-Time Faculty member

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: SCC115, Ryerson Student Centre

 

Lunch and Learn

‘Ethics of Decent Work’

Moderated by Dr. Gerald Hunt, Director, Centre for Labour Management Relations

Speakers:

Dr. Rafael Gomez, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Deena Ladd, Coordinator, Workers' Action Centre

Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Michael Lavergne, Sustainable Supply Chain Consultant and Author

Location: Cara Common, TRSM Building

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

ASL

 

‘Anti-colonial Sovereignty Across the Borders of Time, Place and Sentiment’

Part of the Sociology Department Speaker Series’

Speaker:

Dr. Audra Simpson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: SCC115, Ryerson Student Centre

ASL

 

Art Tools Workshop

‘Digital Story Telling’

Eliza Chandler, Tangled Arts Festival

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: SCC115, Ryerson Student Centre

 

‘Intergenerational Dialogue on Arts, Activism and the Academy’

Annual Mandela EDI Lecture

Moderated by Denise O’Neal Green, Associate Vice Provost/Vice President, Equity, Diversity and

Inclusion, Ryerson University

Speakers:

Lee Maracle, First Nations author, poet, educator and performing

Zanana Akande, First black woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and first black woman to serve as a cabinet minister in Canada

Himani Bannerji, Writer, poet and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, York University

Joy Kogawa, Japanese Canadian poet, author and peace activist

+ responses from young activists from the Black Lives Matter Toronto and Idle No More

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: TRS 1-067, TRSM Building

ASL

THURSDAY OCTOBER 8

‘Anti-Black Racism: Why Does it Matter to me and My Profession?’

Live Actor Simulation and Panel Discussion

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Upper Gym, KHE

 

Lunch and Learn

‘Black Lives Matter’

Moderated by Dr. Gerald Hunt, Director, Centre for Labour Management Relations

Speakers:

Sandy Hudson, Black Lives Matter Toronto

Angela Robertson

Desmond Cole

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Upper Gym, KHE

ASL

 

‘Meet the Author’

Showcasing critical research and writing by Ryerson faculty and community

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Upper Gym, KHE

 

Art Tools Workshop

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Upper Gym, KHE

 

‘Cinema Politica Launch’

Film Screening of “Call Me Kuchu” (2012)

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: LIB072, Library Building

ASL

FRIDAY OCTOBER 9

Lunch and Learn

‘Crossing Borders/Crossing Boundaries

Personal Narratives by ISS Students

Closing by Joanna Dallaire

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location: SCC115, Ryerson Student Centre

ASL

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