June 25, 2010
13th Annual Social Justice Retreat!
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Social Justice News
June 24 2010
The Centre for Social Justice is Pleased to Announce:
13th Annual Social Justice Summer Retreat:
“After the Crash: Creating Responses to Growing Inequalities”
Thursday, August 26th to Sunday, August 29rd, Camp Arowhon, Algonquin Park
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!
Early bird registration available until July 31th, 2010.
Please visit http://www.socialjustice.org for more information and online registration.
This Year’s Theme:
The collapse of financial institutions worldwide has thrown economies into prolonged recessions or minimal growth. Jobs have disappeared and lives suddenly and uncontrollably altered. Government revenues have fallen with the decline of economic activity and the loss of jobs. Declining revenues, recent tax cuts and modest spending to create jobs have all produced budgetary deficits. A further assault on public sector spending is the only policy alternative neo-liberal governments will countenance. This will mean more public sector job cuts, wage restraint, the contracting out and cutting of more services, and growing inequality. The future looks as grim as the recent past for growing numbers of citizens whose livelihood has vanished and whose plans will depend on precarious employment and reduced government assistance. How can we organize to anticipate the coming cuts? How can we build coalitions to protest cuts and the loss of democratic controls?