My apologies for being a bit silent these last many days. (Got busy, then ill, but I'm back!)
In any case, I've taken the liberty of adding Jim Naylor and Julie Guard's recent proposals for keynotes to David's full list. (Thanks for compiling all of this, David, and keeping us on track as we approach our December 31 deadline for submissions! Please carry on, friend!)
I'd like to add one more name to our set of prospective ROUNDTABLE speakers:
MAXIMILIANO NAGL GARCEZ
Max, who resides in Ottawa, but spends a good bit of time is Brazil, is:
• a lawyer and legislative consultant for labour unions in Brasília, Brazil • Director for Legislative Affairs of ALAL – Associación Latino-Americana de Abogados Laboralistas • Former Legal Adviser and Coordinator of the Advisory Body of the Workers’ Party caucus in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies • Former Legal Adviser for the President of the National Parliament of East Timor, through UNDP • Former Visiting Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, recipient of a Fulbright scholarship • MSc in Law of Social Relations, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Max is a friend, and has expressed a solid "YES!" in wanting to attend, FYI.
In any case, I hope all are well!
I have a number of pieces on the way, including:
• website skins • sponsorship packages (following a meeting next week with our grant/fundraising folks) • some logo/branding proposals
All my best for now!
*Poverty and the Fight for a Material Existence*• Deena Ladd (Workers’ Action Centre) • John Clarke (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) • Jenny Carson (Ryerson U) • Victor Elkins (HEU) • someone from UFCW on migrant farm worker organizing • Sean Smith (Toronto airport workers’ council)
*Building an Inclusive Labour Movement*• Winnie Ng (former labour staffer & Sam Gindin Chair at Ryerson) • Fred Hahn (CUPE Ontario) • Basia Sokal (Winnipeg Labour Council) • Chris Ramsaroop (Justice for Migrant Workers) • Gil McGowan (AFL) • Chris Mulhall (indigenous SEIU activist) • Tony Head (Metis CUPE staff rep) • Don Moran (formerly CUPE’s staffer responsible for indigenous issues) • Desmond Cole (journalist) • Jesse Wente (journalist) • Hayden King (Ryerson U) • Erica Violet Lee (writer/activist) • Pam Palmater (Ryerson U)
*Making Labour a Social Force and Political Leader*• Suzanne MacNeil (Halifax Labour Council) • someone from Lutte Commune (Quebec labour activist network) • Myles Magner (OPSEU activist) • Cindy McCallum Miller (CUPW activist) • Stephanie Ross (McMaster U) • John Cartwright (Toronto Labour Council) • Ausma Malik (school trustee in Toronto) • Maximiliano Nagl Garcez (activist, lawyer and legislative consultant for labour unions in Brasília, Brazil)
*KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:*• Philip Jennings (UNI) • Mike Davis (author) • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton U) • Jane McAlevey (organizer and writer) • Bill Fletcher Jr. (author, activist & cofounder of Centre for Labour Renewal) • Selina Todd (Historian and writer; Oxford) • Owen Jones (UK columnist – Guardian, New Statesman -- and activist) • China Miéville (English sci fi author, activist and academic)
*KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (JOINTLY WITH CCPA-MB)*• Arundhati Roy (Indian author and political activist)