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The War on the Poor: Poverty and Resistance in the Neoliberal Era

A special lecture featuring John Clarke, the Packer Visitor in Social Justice, and contributions from anti-poverty activists from the Jane-Finch community.
While unemployment and poverty remain rampant – indeed, are intrinsic to capitalist societies – social resistance matters, helping to shape, deflect, and oppose strategies to control and regulate the poor. Drawing on decades of experience with anti-poverty movements and coalitions, John Clarke will discuss the intensification of the war on the poor during the recent neoliberal decades and the dangers and prospects that are posed by the impending global economic slump.
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This event is part of the Global Labour Speaker Series organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Department of Equity Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Social and Political Thought Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of History, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law program, Department of Politics, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Department of Social Science, School of Human Resource Management.


Feb 13 2020


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


York Lanes 280N @ York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
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