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The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back

Opening Remarks: Niki Ashton, MP Churchill - Keewatinook Aski, NDP Critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development, and host of The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back. 


Keynote: Nora Loreto

Our keynote address comes from Nora Loreto, member of the Canadian Freelance Union, writer and precarious worker. Nora is speaking about the current crisis of precarious work and what happened to get us to where we are today. 


Panel: The Kids Aren't Alright

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Our PechaKucha is dedicated to talking about the unaffordability of being young. Please welcome our wonderful guest speakers: Bilan Arte (Canadian Federation of Students), Gilary Massa (Childcare Activist), Chuk Plante (McGill University, University of Saskatchewan), Nil Sendil (Workers Action Centre), Jacob Schweda (Canadian Interns Association), Jennifer Glassco and Lina Holguin (OXFAM-Quebec). 


Art as Resistance

We were thrilled to have artist Heryka Miranda and Storyteller Juan Luis Mendoza de la Cruz perform "The Sunflower Man". They tell the story of a temporary foreign worker working on a Canadian farm in St. Catherines, ON. 



This panel is focusing on how work is exploited, outsourced and undervalued. Our panelist guests include Emily Norgang (Canadian Labour Congress), Zenee May Maceda (United Food and Commercial Workers),  Tasha Spillet (Winnipeg Indigenous Activist), Gabriel Enxuga (Baristas Rise Up),  Samantha Peters and Naomi Sayers (Between the Lines Public Legal Education Initiative), Lauren Baert (Public Service Alliance of Canada).


Panel: Millennials Fight Back

The panel is focused on how grassroots social movements, advocacy, unionization, legislative approaches and political leadership have challenged the status quo. Our panelists include Hashim Yussuf (Black Lives Matter Toronto), Stephanie Nakitsas (Urban Worker Project, Reakash Walters (Alberta Union of Public of Public Employees), Eric Nordal (Retail Action Network), Michael Connolly (NDP MLA Calgary-Hawkwood), and Alyse Stuart (Common Front NL).