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FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
AGAINST CAPITALISM

AUGUST OF ACTION

This August there will be many rallies in Winnipeg worth supporting:

Aug. 20. Thursday: Childcare is Essential Rally
Aug. 21. Friday: Not Another Indigenous Life + Justice for Eishia Rally
Aug. 26. Wednesday: Times Up Nygard Protest
Aug. 27. Thursday: Rally for Safe School Reopening

Also, find out about our Anti-Racism educational series at the end of this August and into September.

Show up, spread the word, and read more details below!
 
 

THIS THURSDAY
AUGUST 20, 2020




 









Rally in support of quality, affordable, public childcare

 
Thursday, August 20, 2020
4:30pm-6:30pm
1840 Grant Ave
(Minister Heather Stefanson’s Tuxedo Riding Office)
 
Manitoba’s future depends on quality, affordable, public childcare. We will be rallying outside the office of the Minister of Families to demand support for public childcare. Bring signs, water, snacks, etc.
 
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3205483672865272/

FRIDAY
AUGUST 21, 2020



Not Another Indigenous Life
+ Justice for Eishia Rally


“A rally to seek justice for Eishia Hudson and all of the other indigenous lives who were taken by Canadian police.” More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/2686098588294052/
 
Friday, August 21
6PM
At the Legislative Building
 

WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 26, 2020


Times Up Nygard Protest

 
A rally “to stand up against Peter Nygard’s legacy of sexual violence and to stand in solidarity with all those affected in Winnipeg and around the world.” More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/302689867670084/
 
Wednesday, August 26
4PM
1340 Notre Dame Ave.
 

NEXT THURSDAY
AUGUST 27, 2020



Rally for Safe School Reopening


Safe September MB is a new campaign created by parents, teachers and other supporters to demand that the provincial government commit money and adopt policies to make public school reopening as safe as possible. It’s organizing a rally 
 
Thursday, August 27
5PM
Begin at Legislative Building then march to Vimy Ridge Park
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/356053765554772/
 
Check out Safe September MB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
Sign its petition Manitobans for a Safe Return to School in September on change.org, which contains the campaign’s 8 demands.
https://www.change.org/p/manitoba-premier-brian-pallister-manitobans-for-a-safe-return-to-school-in-september

3 SESSIONS:
AUGUST 26, SEPT 10, SEPT 24


 

Socialist Anti-Racism: Beyond the Basics

 
These three discussions are for people who understand that racism must be fought as a specific form of oppression but that this fight is linked to the struggle against other forms of oppression and the capitalist social order as a whole. Their aim is to help us be more effective fighters against racism in Canada today. Participants are asked to read short readings before each session.
 
To register to receive the Zoom link for each session, e-mail info@solidaritywinnipeg.ca
 
The organizers are committed to ensuring that discussions are constructive and respectful. Anyone whose words or actions violate these norms will be cautioned. If they do so again they will be removed.
 
Each session will start at 7PM Central Time and run for 60-90 minutes.
 
Wednesday, August 26 The History of Racism and How it Shapes the Present
 
readings: 
George Fredrickson, https://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-02-01.htm
David Roediger, “Slavery, Settlement and Rebellion,” in http://newsocialist.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/135_NewSocialist-Issue65.pdf
 
Thursday, September 10 Racism in Canada Today
 
reading:
Robyn Maynard, https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/robyn-maynard-police-violence-legacy-of-racial-and-economic-injustice
 
Thursday, September 24 What Kind of Anti-Racism?
 
reading: 
Salar Mohandesi, “Identity Crisis”
https://www.viewpointmag.com/2017/03/16/identity-crisis/
Asad Haider, “How Calling Someone a Class Reductionist Became a Lefty Insult”
https://www.salon.com/2020/07/25/how-calling-someone-a-class-reductionist-became-a-lefty-insult/
 
Organized by Solidarity Winnipeg
 
If you want a refresher on the basics of anti-racism from a socialist perspective before the first session, you could read this: 
David Camfield, “Racism Finds a Thousand Ways to Kill, Scar and Oppress”
https://www.prairiered.ca/writings-archived/racism-finds-a-thousand-ways-to-kill-scar-and-oppress
 

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