Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec’s Student Strike

Thursday, October 4
University of Victoria Room A210
Social Sciences and Math Building
Event Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/392482744158979/

Part of a Cross-Canada Speaking Tour The October 4 UVIC event will feature:

-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

Admission by donation.

Local sponsors: UVIC Social Justice Studies, Victoria Voice.

* Fighting for Education and Against Austerity Together The forum 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. The tour runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, with events in London, ON, Toronto, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Victoria and Vancouver.

For information on all events please visit: http://rabble.ca/whatsup/spreading-maple-spring-lessons-quebecs-student-strike
National tour sponsors: rabble.ca, CEP, LeadNow.ca. For more information, please email derrick@rabble.ca