Judy Rebick speaks about immigrant women in the Canadian women’s movement

The Colloquium on the Global South at York University will continue with a seminar titled “People’s Globalization: Immigrant Women Organizing in Toronto” by Canadian social activist Judy Rebick. The seminar is presented by The University Consortium on the Global South (UCGS) and will take place on Wednesday, Nov.16, from 2:30 to 4:30pm in Room 305 in York Lanes.

Left: Judy Rebick

Rebick, drawing from the stories she has documented in her most recent book, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution (2005), will illustrate how a coalition forged among immigrant women helped make the Canadian women’s movement the most diverse in the world.

Rebick is the Sam Gindin Chair in social justice and democracy at Ryerson University in Toronto, publisher of the progressive Canadian web magazine rabble.ca and author of Imagine Democracy (2000). She appears frequently on radio and television across Canada and writes for publications such as The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and CBC Online

Future colloquia:

  • Nov. 23 – A panel on gender perspectives from the global south
  • Nov. 30 – Biju Mathew, on cabs and capitalism in New York City

About the Colloquium on the Global South

The Colloquium is an open space for debate and critical inquiry for students, faculty members, members of NGOs, social activists and policy-makers. Presented by the University Consortium on the Global South at York University, the events are free and do not require pre-registration. For more information visit the University Consortium on the Global South Web site or contact Elena Cirkovic at ext. 55237 or by e-mail at celena@yorku.ca.