Prairies Reading Circle

Already, 2021 has been quite the ride. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reveal economic and social crises, and the climate crisis continues to manifest. It is increasingly important that we understand the underlying conditions and how the prioritization of profit over people has led to these crises.

Join Council of Canadians chapters from across the Prairies for a reading circle on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks of discussion and community-building. We will be reading One Job Town, a book that discusses the impact of deindustrialization and the importance of working-class solidarity.

Together, we will read this important book and discuss how the lessons learned and diverse perspectives shared from this one job town apply to how we imagine a just transition and a future where we put people before profit.

The reading circle will be gathering over Zoom each Tuesday at 6:30 PM MT / 7:30 PM CT for eight weeks (from February 9 to March 30). One Job Town should be available through your local bookstore, but inquire soon as you might have to order a copy in. You can also access an ebook copy from Kobo here. If money is a barrier to being able to participate in the reading circle, please let us know and we’ll work to ensure that you’re able to join us.

Register to receive the Zoom reading circle link to your inbox.

If you aren’t able to make it each week, that’s ok too! This format is really flexible and you can jump in and out as your schedule allows. We’d love to see you when you’re able to join us.

We look forward to meeting you and learning together through One Job Town!

In solidarity,
Prairies Chapters, The Council of Canadians