Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Upcoming Vancouver events

1. Discussion Group: Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State
2. Left Film Night: Aristide and the Endless Revolution
3. YCL Vancouver (Red Star Club) Meeting

1. Discussion Group: Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State

This month our educational session will be a discussion group on The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Frederick Engels. The Origin of the Family... explores the disintegration of the primitive communal society and its replacement by class based societies. It looks at the origin of the state, patriarchy, and the modern family unit as a result of this. We will have discussion around these concepts and what it means for our struggle in the current context. Join us on February 26th at 6pm for the discussion. If you would like a PDF of this book e-mailed to you, please contact us at redstar@ycl-ljc.ca It can also be purchased affordably at the People's Co-Op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=284158189826&ref=mf

2. Left Film Night: Aristide and the Endless Revolution

Sunday, Feb. 28, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver


Shortly before the tragic earthquake which devastated Haiti on January 12, the political party of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was banned from elections which had been scheduled to take place on the same date as this film night. Since the earthquake, the US-dominated client government of Rene Preval has refused to allow Aristide to return to the island, where he is held in high regard by poor Haitians as the only president who ever put their needs first. Aristide and the Endless Revolution documents the story of imperialist subjection of Haiti from the time of its independence struggle, up to the 2004 coup backed by France, Canada and the United States, which removed Aristide from elected office for the second time.

Donations will be collected for grassroots relief work in Haiti.

No admission charge, but contributions towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available.

COMING IN MARCH: Our annual Left Film Night Pasta Dinner will take place on Sunday, March 21 (not the last Sunday of the month, for a change). Dinner (vegetarian option available) will be served at 5:30, tickets $15, proceeds to the People's Voice Fund Drive. The film will be screened at 7 pm following the dinner; we'll announce the details shortly.

Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Latino and Vancouver East Clubs of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email for further information.

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=8947029929&ref=ts

3. YCL Vancouver (Red Star Club) Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on March 11 starting at 6pm. The meeting is open to members and those interested in finding out more about the YCL. It will be held at our office located in the Centre for Socialist Education (706 Clark Dr.) This is also a great opportunity to come get your copy of the new issue of Rebel Youth Magazine, or pick up a subscription!

Draft Agenda:

Roll call
Adopt agenda
Membership, voting in of new members

- Peace & International Solidarity
- Young Workers & Labour
- Student Movement
- Culture & Agit Prop
- Education
- Rebel Youth
- Fundraising
- Olympics
- Flags / silkscreening

- Summer Camp & BC Convention
- Any other new business

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?invites&eid=367820579697

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