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How can we take meaningful action against racist and right-wing extremism (in Thunder Bay and beyond)? A conversation towards collective action
August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDTFree
In the wake of the extreme violence of the far right in Charlottesville…
In the wake of the extreme violence against Indigenous people in Thunder Bay…
In the wake of the escalation of racist rhetoric against Indigenous people, migrants and people of colour in politics and the media…
The ReImagining Value Action Lab hosts a facilitated discussion about how to take meaningful action to protect our communities from the rise of casual and organized far-right and racist violence.
We will discuss the origins of racist and far-right ideologies, practical steps we can take to prevent their growth and minimize their harms.
This event is geared towards discussing how we can take meaningful, positive action. It is envisioned as the first of several. Please sign up below even if you can’t make it but would like to be informed of future meetings.
This discussion facilitation will follow an proactive anti-oppressive approach. People of all backgrounds and walks of life are welcome, especially Indigenous people, women, queer folks and people of colour. Those who attend agree to work together with care, diligence and respect and to honour the common agreements around meeting protocols outlined by the facilitator. Members of the media and law enforcement officials are not welcome to attend at this time. Please RSVP with the form below if you would like to attend.
Who is organizing this?
The ReImagining Value Action Lab is a new initiative in Thunder Bay. It is a workshop for the radical imagination that facilitates research in the public interest and activism towards social justice.
The organizers apologize in advance if this event steps on anyone’s toes – we’re keen to work together. We’re just new here.
There are about a dozen stairs.
The ReImagining Value Action Lab is a workshop for the radical imagination at Lakehead University, located in the city of Thunder Bay on Anishinaabe territory under the Robinson-Superior Treaty (Ontario, Canada). For more information, visit: RiVAL.Lakeheadu.ca.