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Parkdale is a neighbourhood rich in knowledge, valuable skills and lived experience, and CCE thinks it is high time we as a community find ways to share these assets with each other—in settings that are fun, engaging and accessible to all! While all PFS programming will reflect the PNLT’s commitment to equity, community-building and social justice, we take inspiration from the global free school movement in affirming instructors full autonomy to organize classes and curricula.

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Radical Experiments in Land Stewardship

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

This reading group will explore the visions and strategies of movements working to expand community control over their local land and economy. Topics we are especially interested in discussing include: community housing movements indigenous approaches to land stewardship local food security initiatives anti-gentrification activist tactics feminist, anarchist, and/or Marxist perspectives on any and all of these issues. We invite you to join us and share and expand your own perspective on non-profit oriented approaches to provisioning a healthy, caring relationship to land. In preparation for th class, please read at least two-thirds of the readings below. Our initial discussion of these texts—coupled with a collective visioning exercise—will help in shaping the direction and scope of future classes. While readings will certainly include critical theory, the focus will be on case studies of revolutionary experimentation. There are movements all over the world that have challenged and continue to challenge the dominant neoliberal/capitalist paradigm of land ownership and environmental exploitation. This reading group is an attempt to honour their struggles and take inspiration from their example Second Session's Readings: “11 Indigenous resistance movements you need to know”, Rabble, Tiny House Warriors/ 16 min. Documentary (video) Secwepemc Assembly: Women's Declaration Against Kinder Morgan Man Camps. Parkdale Community Benefits Framework, Parkdale People’s Economy, 2018. Community Control over Police: A Proposition, Max Rameau, Next System Project How activists across Canada are subverting the law to establish safe spaces for people to use drugs, The Georgia Straight. 2017 Occupying housing from the Pope Squat to Occupy Toronto, Mick Sweetman, Rabble, 2011. Squatters' rights in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt, Tim Duggan, Now Magazine Mapping the Anti-Eviction Struggle in the San Francisco Bay Area, This is Not an Atlas. Inspector shortage and loophole-filled law turns timid tenants into daring activists, Now Magazine, Andrew Cash, 1999.

Radical Experiments in Land Stewardship

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

This reading group will explore the visions and strategies of movements working to expand community control over their local land and economy. Topics we are especially interested in discussing include: community housing movements indigenous approaches to land stewardship local food security initiatives anti-gentrification activist tactics feminist, anarchist, and/or Marxist perspectives on any and all of these issues. We invite you to join us and share and expand your own perspective on non-profit oriented approaches to provisioning a healthy, caring relationship to land. In preparation for th class, please read at least two-thirds of the readings below. Our initial discussion of these texts—coupled with a collective visioning exercise—will help in shaping the direction and scope of future classes. While readings will certainly include critical theory, the focus will be on case studies of revolutionary experimentation. There are movements all over the world that have challenged and continue to challenge the dominant neoliberal/capitalist paradigm of land ownership and environmental exploitation. This reading group is an attempt to honour their struggles and take inspiration from their example Second Session's Readings: “11 Indigenous resistance movements you need to know”, Rabble, Tiny House Warriors/ 16 min. Documentary (video) Secwepemc Assembly: Women's Declaration Against Kinder Morgan Man Camps. Parkdale Community Benefits Framework, Parkdale People’s Economy, 2018. Community Control over Police: A Proposition, Max Rameau, Next System Project How activists across Canada are subverting the law to establish safe spaces for people to use drugs, The Georgia Straight. 2017 Occupying housing from the Pope Squat to Occupy Toronto, Mick Sweetman, Rabble, 2011. Squatters' rights in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt, Tim Duggan, Now Magazine Mapping the Anti-Eviction Struggle in the San Francisco Bay Area, This is Not an Atlas. Inspector shortage and loophole-filled law turns timid tenants into daring activists, Now Magazine, Andrew Cash, 1999.

Radical Experiments in Land Stewardship

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

This reading group will explore the visions and strategies of movements working to expand community control over their local land and economy. Topics we are especially interested in discussing include: community housing movements indigenous approaches to land stewardship local food security initiatives anti-gentrification activist tactics feminist, anarchist, and/or Marxist perspectives on any and all of these issues. We invite you to join us and share and expand your own perspective on non-profit oriented approaches to provisioning a healthy, caring relationship to land. In preparation for th class, please read at least two-thirds of the readings below. Our initial discussion of these texts—coupled with a collective visioning exercise—will help in shaping the direction and scope of future classes. While readings will certainly include critical theory, the focus will be on case studies of revolutionary experimentation. There are movements all over the world that have challenged and continue to challenge the dominant neoliberal/capitalist paradigm of land ownership and environmental exploitation. This reading group is an attempt to honour their struggles and take inspiration from their example Second Session's Readings: “11 Indigenous resistance movements you need to know”, Rabble, Tiny House Warriors/ 16 min. Documentary (video) Secwepemc Assembly: Women's Declaration Against Kinder Morgan Man Camps. Parkdale Community Benefits Framework, Parkdale People’s Economy, 2018. Community Control over Police: A Proposition, Max Rameau, Next System Project How activists across Canada are subverting the law to establish safe spaces for people to use drugs, The Georgia Straight. 2017 Occupying housing from the Pope Squat to Occupy Toronto, Mick Sweetman, Rabble, 2011. Squatters' rights in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt, Tim Duggan, Now Magazine Mapping the Anti-Eviction Struggle in the San Francisco Bay Area, This is Not an Atlas. Inspector shortage and loophole-filled law turns timid tenants into daring activists, Now Magazine, Andrew Cash, 1999.

Radical Experiments in Land Stewardship

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

This reading group will explore the visions and strategies of movements working to expand community control over their local land and economy. Topics we are especially interested in discussing include: community housing movements indigenous approaches to land stewardship local food security initiatives anti-gentrification activist tactics feminist, anarchist, and/or Marxist perspectives on any and all of these issues. We invite you to join us and share and expand your own perspective on non-profit oriented approaches to provisioning a healthy, caring relationship to land. In preparation for th class, please read at least two-thirds of the readings below. Our initial discussion of these texts—coupled with a collective visioning exercise—will help in shaping the direction and scope of future classes. While readings will certainly include critical theory, the focus will be on case studies of revolutionary experimentation. There are movements all over the world that have challenged and continue to challenge the dominant neoliberal/capitalist paradigm of land ownership and environmental exploitation. This reading group is an attempt to honour their struggles and take inspiration from their example Second Session's Readings: “11 Indigenous resistance movements you need to know”, Rabble, Tiny House Warriors/ 16 min. Documentary (video) Secwepemc Assembly: Women's Declaration Against Kinder Morgan Man Camps. Parkdale Community Benefits Framework, Parkdale People’s Economy, 2018. Community Control over Police: A Proposition, Max Rameau, Next System Project How activists across Canada are subverting the law to establish safe spaces for people to use drugs, The Georgia Straight. 2017 Occupying housing from the Pope Squat to Occupy Toronto, Mick Sweetman, Rabble, 2011. Squatters' rights in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt, Tim Duggan, Now Magazine Mapping the Anti-Eviction Struggle in the San Francisco Bay Area, This is Not an Atlas. Inspector shortage and loophole-filled law turns timid tenants into daring activists, Now Magazine, Andrew Cash, 1999.

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Israel/Palestine 101

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