Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike
A cross-Canada speaking tour, featuring:
-Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE
-Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE's executive and a key organizer behind the strike
-Ethan Cox, rabble.ca's Quebec correspondent and a former student organizer
Fighting for Education and Against Austerity Together
This special tour will address what happened in Quebec, but also how the hard-earned lessons of the longest student strike in Canadian history can be applied to organizing across the country. We hope to be able to build bridges of solidarity with movements in other parts of Canada, ties that are critical to mounting a truly national movement against Stephen Harper and austerity.
For CLASSE, the largest of the student unions involved in the Quebec student strike, this victory is merely the start of the next fight. And that fight is against austerity, in all its forms. More importantly, that fight is to not only oppose assaults on our social welfare, but to build a better society.
National tour sponsors: rabble.ca, CEP, LeadNow.ca
Thanks to additional tour sponsors and endorsers, including PSAC Prairie Region, Ryerson Social Justice Week.
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Sept. 29: London, Ontario, 1pm at King's University College, South Annex, Room 150. Info here.
Sept. 30: Toronto, Ontario. Pub night - information here.
Oct. 1: York University Student Centre, Room 313. 2pm. Event page.
Oct. 1: Ryerson University. 6:30pm. Opening Night of Social Justice Week: Student Struggles Around the World. 55 Dundas St West. Event page.
Oct. 2: Saskatoon. 12:30pm, University of Saskatchewan, Room 299 - Murray (Main Library) Building. Event page.
Oct. 2: Regina. 7:30pm, RIC 119, University of Regina, Event page.
Oct. 3: Winnipeg. 7:00pm University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave. - Room 4M47. Event page.
Oct. 4: Victoria. 7:00pm University of Victoria. Room A120, Social Sciences and Math Building. Event page. Local sponsors: UVIC Social Justice Studies, Victoria Voice.
Oct. 5: Vancouver. 7:00pm (Doors 6:30pm) W2 Media Cafe, 111 W. Hastings St. Event page.