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 email@example.com
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
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
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?
Salar Mohandesi, “Identity Crisis”
Asad Haider, “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”