Language of Politics: A Free Workshop Series about Words and Struggle
Have you ever thought "do I really know what that word means?"
... Life's demands often lead us to stop defining words once we get "the basic idea." But political words, and the concepts to which they refer, are rooted in long histories of struggle. When we investigate these words, we find opportunities to strengthen our understanding of the world, better explain our current situation, and strategize in the face of injustice.
Unfortunately, the language of politics seems designed to confuse us. Some words have multiple meanings; others are used mainly to distract us from our actual conditions; most of them seem too obscure to be useful. But words have always shaped our society -- they're powerful tools. Learning how to use them accurately and confidently is an important step toward changing the world.
Join the Ontario Public Interest Research Group for our newest workshop series. Bring your questions, curiosity and courage.
Brought to you by OPIRG-Toronto
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