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Radical Theory: Exploring Ideas for Social Justice and Social Change

December 12, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

| Free

The The Radical Imagination Project is pleased to be partnering with Trade School Halifax on a new collaboration: the TRADE FOR CHANGE workshop series, aimed at building skills and capacities among activists, movements and communities in Halifax.

All workshops are free and open to the public. Facilitators may request you offer some good or service in compensation for their efforts. Please pre-register at Trade School Halifax: www.tradeschool.coop/halifax

PLEASE NOTE: you are required to pre-register for this workshop athttp://tradeschool.coop/halifax/class/radical-theory-exploring-ideas-social-justice-and-social-change/

We are pleased to be able to facilitate your participation by offering complimentary bus tickets and childcare reimbursement. Bus tickets will be available at the event. If you would like to access the childcare fund ($15/h), please email tradeschoolhalifax@gmail.com before the day of the event.

Workshop description:

How we think about the world and our place in it matters. Social change and social justice aren’t just about social movements and collective action, they’re also about ideas – why society is the way it is, who benefits and who pays, how the world might be different, how we might get there. In this workshop we’ll take a tour through some key concepts advanced by radical political thinkers (alienation, exploitation, hegemony, liberation, oppression, revolution) and consider them in relation to actual struggles for radical social change and social justice to see if and how they “work” in the world.

Workshop facilitator:

Alex Khasnabish teaches sociology and anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University and is co-director (with Max Haiven) of the Radical Imagination Project. With a history in social justice activism and organizing, today Alex seeks to research, educate, and write with radical anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist movements as a way of contributing to radical social change.