Upcoming courses and events

September 12, 2023

Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina

The worst wildfire season in Canadian history, worsening environmental degradation, and the hottest week ever recorded. Amid the consequences of human impact on our planet becoming increasingly dire, large corporations – including the fossil fuel industry – continue to hold enormous sway over environmental policy and enjoy record levels of profit. Despite numerous international climate agreements and corporate pledges, market based solutions have failed at every stage to offer a credible way out of our current crisis.

It’s in this moment that many in the environmental and climate justice movements are turning away from initiatives based on assumed economic growth and increased profits, and toward a reorganization of the economy able to adequately address the crisis in ways the status quo cannot.

All are welcome to join us for a discussion of these topics and others at 
System Change: An ecosocialist discussion on environmental crisis, presented by the Socialist Project and the Leo Panitch School for Socialist Education. The evening featuring a fantastic panel of organizers active in both the labour and climate justice movements, including:

Tiffany Balducci – Green Jobs Oshawa and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Vinnie Collins – Socialist Project
Aniket – Climate Justice Toronto (CJTO)
Sharmini Peries (moderator) – Socialist Project

A series of presentations from our panellists will be followed by time for Q&A and audience discussion.

The event space at the CSI Spadina is on the second floor of the building and features level access via elevator. If you have any concerns or questions regarding accessibility at this event, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll be more than happy to help. 

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October 20, 2023

Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and online

“We as a left must build a politics of broad, working-class solidarity to defeat fascism either now or farther down the road than we can currently envision.”

Amidst an unfolding environmental crisis and a lack of faith in public institutions, fascist and anti-democratic movements continue to gain political ground, both at home and abroad. How can working class movements respond to these fundamental threats? How can we bring working people together behind a real alternative that can challenge the dominant politics of division and distrust?

To speak to this pressing topic, The Leo Panitch School for Socialist Education is thrilled to host Adolph Reed Jr. for a very special guest lecture, THE FASCIST THREAT: What it Means for Working Class Politics. 

Adolph Reed Jr. has been involved in working class politics for half a century. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor and author of several books on the relationship between class and racism. His writing and opinion pieces have appeared in academic journals and popular magazines including The Progressive, The Village Voice, The New Republic, The Nation, Dissent, and  His latest book is No Politics but Class Politics (Eris Press, 2023), co-authored with Walter Benn Micheals. 
The event will take place on Friday October 20 from 7:00-8:30pm at Trinity-St- Paul’s United Church in Toronto. The lecture and audience Q&A will be followed by a social hour and refreshments in the adjoining gymnasium. 

Please note that this event will be available via livestream for those unable to attend in-person.

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January 22, 2023

This first course will provide an introduction to socialism for both those already sympathetic to socialism but looking to learn more, and those new to socialist ideas and full of questions.

This course is currently in a redevelopment page. Please join our waitlist to be among the first to find out when the course re-launches in Winter 2023/2024.

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