Welcome to HerstoriesCafe Toronto! This is a new and exciting way to connect with the Toronto community and start conversations about local history. Our monthly/bimonthly events provide an opportunity to meet with a diverse group of people--history enthusiasts, historians, archivists, museum practitioners, history teachers and students. We hope to provide a much-needed forum for those who work on and are interested in women’s stories and want to feel connected to a larger community of like-minded people.
Think of it as a salon: a place to share ideas, pool historical resources, and stimulate debate in an intimate and relaxed setting. These events are free.
Our speakers will cover a wide range of topics but are united in their interest in women’s stories. Cafe talks will be located throughout the city of Toronto, in places which are historically relevant to the evening topic, and will often include an on-site historical walking tour. HerstoriesCafe is also committed to supporting all things local: speakers will emphasize local women’s histories in particular, and talks will be held at small local cafes and support local business venues whenever possible.
We are very pleased to announce the first salon on Tuesday, November 23 2010.
Nina Bascia is our inaugural speaker. Her talk “Women and Unions: History Matters" will take place at the Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400, 5:00-7:00 pm. (30 minute talk—and discussion to follow). Coffee and snacks are available at Dark Horse Café for purchase.
Nina Bascia is Professor and Director of the Collaborative Program in Educational Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Nina Bascia has been studying teacher unions in Canada and the U.S. since the 1980s.
See blog for more details, our mission statement and upcoming talks.
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