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A Look Back at 2010: story-telling from a big year in Ontario
September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
It’s been over seven years since tens of thousands of people overwhelmed Canada’s largest ever security deployment to take back the streets of Toronto from the G20 summit. It’s been even longer since co-ordinated actions across the country disrupted the Canadian state’s attempt at celebrating the olympics. The events of 2010 deeply influenced those who participated in them and continue to shape the social terrain in Southern Ontario today. Particularly, it has contributed to our understanding of what state repression can look like.
But as time passes, it’s easy to forget or to not pass on the stories of this inspiring resistance. The goal for this evening is to share some stories in an informal setting about various experiences of participating in the movements in 2010 — from the high moments of combative demos of the like we haven’t seen since in this region, to the low moments of having dozens of your friends in jail.
For those who are newer to the scene and weren’t in the streets that year, the hope is that this discussion can fill in some gaps about local history and be a place to ask questions and share your reflections. For those who were, come prepared to talk about your experience and motivation (if you want).
To get you started, here’s a telling of the Main Conspiracy case that was built against 20 anarchists: https://ia600209.us.archive.org/5/items/TorontoG20MainConspiracyGroup/toronto_conspiracy.pdf
Along with events, the Tower has open hours at the following times to pick something up from the library, buy books, or hang out and drink coffee: Sundays noon-5pm and Thursdays 5-9pm.