POSTPONED -- FEMINIST TIMES, FEMINIST FUTURES: a series of events celebrating its 20th Anniversary

March 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Founders College, Room 305
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Celeta Irving
416.736.2100 ext.77818

This event is postponed until the autumn -- date TBA.
Sincere apologies for inconvenience.


The Problem with Work?: Strategies for De-commodifying Everyday Life

Dr. Kathi Weeks, (Duke University) will present a lecture on the Unconditional Basic Income, as developed in her book The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries (Duke University Press).

The conversation will continue in the afternoon with a panel composed of a community of scholars and activists on income security and the materiality of precarious life.


  • Drs. Sedef Arat-Koç
  • Ethel Tungohan


  • Dr. Ruth Koleszar-Green
  • AJ Withers
  • Pierre-Luc Junet
  • Kiké Roach (Panel Chair)


Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç's (Ryerson) work has focused on social reproduction, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship in the Canadian context, and, in relation to the Middle East, on the politics of imperialism and Turkish society and politics in the context of neoliberalism and post-Cold War geopolitics.

Dr. Ruth Koleszar Green (York) is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation from the Haudenosaunee confederacy. She is Turtle clan. She was a member of the Income Security working group of the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

Pierre Luc Junet (Concordia) has a BFA in Film Studies and is now concluding his studies in Film Production university. He is a member of the student organization Student Work Unitary Committees (SWUC), currently organizing throughout Quebec the first interns strike.

Amélie Poirier (Université du Québec à Montréal) is a graduate student and activist from the Comité unitaire sur le travail étudiant (Studiant Work Unitary Committee).

Kiké Roach  (Ryerson) currently holds the UNIFOR Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University. A practicing lawyer, Kiké is a long-time advocate and community organizer for racial, gender and economic justice.

Dr. Ethel Tungohan (York) is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Politics and Social Sciences. Ethel is a strong proponent of socially-engaged research and has developed research partnerships with Gabriela-Ontario, Migrante-Alberta, and other migrants advocacy organizations.

Dr. Kathi Weeks  (Duke) is the author of Constituting Feminist Subjects (Cornell UP, 1998) and The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries (Duke UP, 2011).

A.J. Withers  (York) is an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. They are the author of A Violent History of Benevolence: Interlocking Oppressions in the Moral Economies of Social Working (coauthored with Chris Chapman, forthcoming) and

Thanks to our Co-Sponsors: Office of the College Head-Founders College, the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation, the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost, LA&PS Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the Office of the Principal of Glendon, the Departments of Humanities, Social Science, Sociology, and Politics, Global Labour Research Centre and the Centre for Feminist Research.