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Oh, Canada: our home and native land…
Date Sunday November 06
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

Oh, Canada: our home and native land…

Just before our American election we turn our attention north, to Canada. Our speaker will be Brenda Zeman who teaches anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She will speak on various aspects of Canadian politics, including the August shooting death of Colten Boushie of Red Pheasant First Nation which took place on a farm in Saskatchewan; the Fort McMurray fires and the Husky oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River; Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and South Africa; the new national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women; the 2015 election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the arrival and settling of 25,000 Syrians; Tommy Douglas and challenges to universal healthcare; the September assisted suicide of W.P. “Bill” Kinsella in Hope, B.C.; the changing lyrics to Canada’s national anthem; and what it all means.
Brenda Zeman is a former elite athlete, dancer, author, storyteller, traveller, lecturer and activist. She earned her MA in Anthropology at Cal State Long Beach, where her advisor was Gene Ruyle. A descendent of Slovak homesteaders and Shetlandic/Scots immigrants, she lives in her hometown, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which sits on Treaty 6 land. Her husband Tommy Lee, grew up in Dynamite Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, will join in the discussion.

Sun, Nov 6, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

For info or to subscribe to our weekly announcements,
Call Gene Ruyle at 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at]
For our full schedule, go to
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 31st, 2016 7:34 PM

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