Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher, a stoic who believed in translating thought into practical action. When he became Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D. he wanted all of Rome to embrace philosophical ethics. Instead, Rome came under attack from many sides, and Emperor Aurelius was forced to give his full attention to making war on his enemies.
Hart House Social Justice Committee and V-Day UofT present "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer"
From the writer of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, and Mollie Doyle, comes a collection of monologues to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence against women at all levels. This production includes pieces from renowned personalities like Kate Clinton, James Lecesne, and Kimberle Crenshaw. Join us for two nights of unforgettable performances that will have you in tears and laughter all night.
This is a benefit production. All proceeds will go to Nellie's in Toronto and to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign. http://www.nellies.org/
Produced by the Hart House Social Justice Committee
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I once got into an argument with two white men over race on the internet. That's not the beginning of a joke, it's just a shitty thing that happened to me. I've since learned my lesson about how "social justice" is deployed online, but at the time it seemed important to engage these two white men in dialogue around their problematic statements.
Have you daydreamed about being a member of an intergenerational social justice organization like the Order of Phoenix? Do you want Dumbledore to be your mentor?
Have Dementors ever burned you out to the point where you doubted your ability to take on the Voldemorts of our world? Do you find yourself analyzing Dumbledore’s Army for lessons on developing liberatory vision, culture, leadership and organization?
Me too. It’s time we created our own Orders of the Phoenix to fight the Voldemorts in our world. I’ll meet you in the Room of Requirement, and until then, here are my top lessons from Harry Potter for social justice organizing.
The Voldemort Principle of Systems of Oppression and Getting Free
Do you like to make things? Around other people who are also making things? For the revolution? Come out to the brainstorm session for the new social justice open studio sessions! This will be a regular time to come together, make work, get feedback, and collaborate. Join us as we explore and experiment with new modes of radical creative production! We want to bring together creatives who centre their work in anti-oppression and social justice: graphic designers, comic book artists, zine makers, game developers, industrial designers, visual artists, animators, filmmakers, visual storytellers, and all kinds of tinkerers — anyone who needs shared time, space, and support to work on projects that we normally work on in isolation.
What we hope to discuss: