Occupy This: Exploring the Occupy Movement


Social justice expert and activist Judy Rebick delivers the William R. Eakin Lecture in Canadian Studies

The last year has seen the largest street demonstrations and street occupations in decades. From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the Quebec student strike, a new generation is taking to the streets with demands for a more democratic and just society. 

On Monday, April 2, McGill University and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) will host the annual William R. Eakin Lecture, Occupy This: Exploring the Occupy Movement. Judy Rebick, social justice activist and Eakin Fellow, will explore the meaning of the Occupy movement and what directions it is likely to take in the future.

WHO:  Judy Rebick, Eakin Fellow, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada 

WHAT:  William R. Eakin Lecture: Occupy This: Exploring the Occupy Movement

WHEN:  Monday, April 2, at 4 p.m.             

WHERE: McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish St., Montreal     

*The lecture will be in English

*This is a free, public event. RSVPs are encouraged: email misc.iecm [at] mcgill.ca, call 514-398-8346.

About Judy Rebick

Judy Rebick is a long-time feminist, social justice activist and writer. She is the former CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University, where she hosted the People’s Summit during the G20.  She is also on the Q media panel, CBC radio and a frequent commentator on social activism.  Her newest book, Occupy This! (Penguin)  was released in eBook form on March 15. She is founding publisher of www.rabble.ca.

About the Eakin Visiting Fellowship

The Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies was created thanks to the generous support of the Eakin Family in memory of William R. Eakin, BA'31, B.C.L.'34.The Fellowship is awarded to high-level scholars focusing on studies related to Canada and which have an interdisciplinary component. The Eakin Fellow generally teaches at least one undergraduate course in Canadian Studies, delivers the annual Eakin Lecture (part of the Distinguished Lectures Series) and participates in the activities of the MISC,.

On the Web: http://www.mcgill.ca/misc/events/upcoming

Contact Information

Cynthia Lee
McGill University
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