Weekend Video: Class Struggles TO: Women & the Poor in the City’s History

Weekend Video: Class Struggles TO: Women & the Poor in the City’s HistoryA panel of activists and historians on the struggles of women and the poor in the city’s history.

Gaetan Heroux is an anti-poverty activist with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. He has worked in the Dundas and Sherbourne area more than 25 years. He is also co-author, with Bryan D. Palmer, of Toronto’s Poor: A Rebellious History, a book being published in the fall of 2016 by Between the Lines.

Bryan Palmer edits the journal Labour/Le Travail, and has authored a number of books on labour and the left in Canada and elsewhere. His most recent books are Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strikes of 1934 (2013) and, with Gaetan Heroux, Toronto’s Poor: A Rebellious History, forthcoming, Between the Lines, 2016. A two-volume collection of his essays, Marxism and Historical Practice was published in the Historical Materialism Book Series in 2015

Joan Sangster teaches in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Trent University. She has written articles and monographs on working women and labour movement, the history of the Left, feminist historiography, the criminalization of women and girls, and Aboriginal women and the law. Her most recent book was Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Postwar Canada. In 2017, UBC Press will publish her overview of the Canadian women’s suffrage movement from the colonial period to 1960.

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