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July 2017

Queer and Trans Social: Buffy Edition

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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The next queer social will be Buffy themed! Come hang out and watch Buffy, argue which villain was the best, why Dawn was ever written in and which evil willow lines you relate a little too much to. Also 90 aesthetic is strong encouraged. Queer and trans social night is creating a space where queers of all identities and friends can strengthen the connection we share together and create the support we need. With the closures of queer spaces around…

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Okja Screening – Let’s Talk Liberation

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Hey all, Jaydene here! Many of you know I love chatting about animal lib politics and I've been a little out of the scene for a while. So let's get some folks together to watch a new film on Netflix called Okja and chat about all things animal liberation while eating some super delicious vegan snacks. Okja is a new movie by Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (the same person who made The Host & Snowpiercer). It's about the relationship between…

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Queer and Trans Social: Games Night!

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Come out to the next queer & trans social for a games night! There will be lots of games, snacks and friendly faces! Queer and trans social night is creating a space where queers of all identities and friends can strengthen the connection we share together and create the support we need. With the closures of queer spaces around the city it is important to remind ourselves that we exist and can take up space. These events can look like…

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SubMedia presents: Trouble screening & discussion

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for a screening of the new episode of Trouble, followed by a discussion on security culture. --- Ours is an age of historically unprecedented state and corporate surveillance. Our growing addiction to social media, smart phones and other forms of digital communication has ushered in a more interconnected soceity, but one that is almost entirely dependent on the technological infrastructure of massive telecommunication, software and IT corporations. The rise of surveillance capitalism has also granted state intelligence networks…

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Class & Colonialism: A Settlers Reading Group

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Running on the last Monday of the month at 7pm. Join friends as we read through Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat from Mayflower to Modern. Originally published in the 1980s, it was re-released in 2014 (this will be the copy the facilitator is working off of though the two are almost identical). J Sakai wrote the book after decades of anti-capitalist activism that centered anti-racist struggle. The book became an important text in both socialist and anarchist thought…

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August 2017

This Month in Texts: Critiquing Canada

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Introducing what will hopefully be a new series at The Tower. This Month in Texts is intended as a space to read and discuss a few anarchist or anarchistic texts that have come out in the past month. But unlike other reading groups, we'll read the texts together over tea and snacks before talking about them. There will be printed copies of the articles available at The Tower, so all you have to do is show up ready to read.…

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Queer and Trans Social

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for to the next queer & trans social night! Queer and trans social night is creating a space where queers of all identities and friends can strengthen the connection we share together and create the support we need. With the closures of queer spaces around the city it is important to remind ourselves that we exist and can take up space. These events can look like whatever they needs to be from hangouts, games, crafts, discussion, to anything…

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Moving through the landscape of incarceration

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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This workshop will focus on the Bar None prison rideshare, a project which connects people with free rides to visit their loved ones who are imprisoned outside of Winnipeg MB. Topics of discussion include how we do this work as abolitionists, seeking to undermine the prison system through insisting that those who are imprisoned remain a part of our communities, while refusing to engage with the notion of the deserving or undeserving prisoner. We will situate the project in Treaty…

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The Tower Potluck Social

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for our next potluck! Starting in April, we will be hosting a monthly potluck dinner at the tower to share food, conversation, and ideas. This is a great opportunity to drop in for the first time or as a repeat offender, bring a dish to share and stay for the company and food. Everyone is welcome, please bring a food item to share and please identity foods with animal products, nuts, wheat or just bring a list of…

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Hamilton Solidarity Rally with Virginia Anti-fascists

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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On Saturday August 12, a car drove into a crowd of anti-fascists protesting a gathering of white supremists in Charlotteville, Virginia. As of this moment, one anti-fascist was killed and two dozen more were injured. The "Unite the Right" rally was seeking to bring together far-right and racist forces in the United States, leading to hundreds of fascists marching with torches giving nazi salutes. Thousands of people mobilized to oppose their disgusting agenda and the world they want to create.…

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