Date: Saturday Sept 27th, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Location: Maritime Labour Centre
Address: 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4C3
We are thrilled to be hosting Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant at her first Canadian speaking engagement since winning a spot on Seattle’s City Council – the first socialist to hold a council seat for over a hundred years.
Why are we so excited? In November 2013, Kshama Sawant soundly defeated the centrist incumbent running on a campaign for a $15 minimum wage, proving that socialist candidates can win in municipal politics. Sawant is an economics teacher at Seattle Central Community College and a member of the American Federation of Teachers Local 1789. She was an activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, and is a fighter for workers, women, LGBTQ people, and immigrants.
The parallels between popular struggles in Seattle and Vancouver are striking. Both cities suffer from soaring real estate prices and rents, stark inequality, and centrist politics that give lip-service to progressive causes.
We live in one of the richest cities in the richest nation on earth. There is no shortage of resources. The current economic and political system has given working people recession, unemployment, underemployment, and homelessness. Another world is both possible and necessary, but working people and the 99% will need to organize to win it!
Kshama Kawant, 2013
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Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street
- Event Fee(s)
Regular Ticket $40.00 Low-income/Student Ticket $20.00