RiVAL: the ReImagining Value Action Lab


RiVAL: the ReImagining Value Action Lab

401 Red River Rd.

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

RiVAL: the ReImagining Value Action Lab and the New Directions Speakers’ School are partnering to offer a second edition of this special workshop!

This is a free and fun financial skills class that is really like no other.

Instead of preaching at you about personal responsibility and penny-pinching, we’ll show you why the game is rigged against the little guy. And who do you think benefits? Hint: it’s the rich 😉

Through creative exercises, films and role-playing we’ll learn about how regular people help one another through financial chaos and sometimes even fight back.

This class will not teach you how to make or keep a budget, how to save for retirement (ha!) or what (not) to wear to your meeting with the bank.

You should come if you’re fed up with being in debt and worried and want to talk with others about the real reason none of us can make ends meet.

This workshop will be facilitated in an accessible, non-judgmental and anti-oppressive way. All people are welcome, especially people from communities that struggle with oppression and marginalization, including Indigenous people, people of colour, queer folks, women and gender non-binary humans. Unfortunately, RiVAL is not a barrier-free space: there are about 20 steps. If you’d like to participate, but cannot, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

January 23, 6-9pm at the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL), rm 2002 of Lakhead’s PACI building (Law School), 401 Red River Rd.

The event is free, but please RSVP by emailing

Childcare subsidies and bus fare is available to all upon request.

Facilitators: Max Haiven (PhD) is a professor at Lakehead University who writes about the relationship between money, society and the imagination. Cassie Thornton is an artist internationally recognized for her work on debt.


Thank you for your interest in the ReImagining Value Action Lab. This website is no longer being updated and is for archival purposes.

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