The GTWA at 3! What Next?
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 7:00pm
OISE, Room 5-250, St. George and Bloor
Moderator/Discussant: Kamilla Pietrzyk
- Sam Gindin
- Adrie Naylor
- Alan Sears
- Other speaker TBA
This fall, the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly will be celebrating its third anniversary as a multi-tendency political organization. In this time, we've had some great steps forward, and also made some mistakes. Along the way, we've attracted attention far and wide. The GTWA Internal Education and Political Development Committee is putting together a series of forums to mark our third anniversary, at which we can have sober but comradely debate and discussion as to where we go from here? Is the GTWA a success story? Is it stagnating? Or is it a little bit of both? We have put together a series of questions that will be posed to our panelists, and will be sent out to members before each forum.
The first of the series is June 22, where we will hear from some different voices as to what is to be done, and how can we do it. Particular focuses will include organizational form and structure; our different understandings of capitalist crises, and how this does (or doesn't) inform our practice and other key questions that have been bubbling under the surface. Members from a variety of perspectives have come to agree that we need to clarify our focus, and it is our hope that these forums can contribute to such an important process. The format will be different from past forums, in a "talk show" style, in which panelists will be posed specific questions by the moderator and be given a maximum of five minutes to answer each question. This will leave plenty of room for participation by members who attend this important forum.