Join York and Ryerson historian Joseph Tohill this Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library, where he will be speaking as part of their "Thought Exchange" series of author talks.
He'll be speaking about his recently published book, Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power (co-edited with Louis Hyman) and how past consumer activism in North America can inform and inspire consumer activism in the age of Trudeau and Trump.
For more information, visit the TPL website here.
"Shopping for Change is replete with the documented beliefs that individual and collective political purchasing reduces and redirects the basic reservoir of giant corporate power—the dollars we give them that they use against the people and the planet. Read this book and shop wisely, sometimes shop less, and, increasingly, shop together for your democratic voice." – Ralph Nader
"Shopping for Change wrestles impressively with the possibilities and obstacles for consumer activism over time. This is important history, but it is also a compelling call to harness the full potential of the consumer marketplace to create a more equitable, democratic society." – Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America