IWW ‘Chinwag’ Session: Imaginging Worker’s Utopias

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Have you ever imagined a world without work? Got ideas about utopian space paradises? Come and share your passion for the future at the Vancouver IWW’s first-ever Chinwag session! Sunday, May 14, we will be discussing our visions of workers’ utopias and how labour can achieve them.

Chinwags are informal public gatherings where folx can come out and discuss topics, meet members of their community, and all-around have a good time. The IWW is an anti-capitalist, intersectional, working class union whose official goal is to abolish the wage system.

You are welcome to bring picnic blankets, chairs, zines, food, and anything else you might enjoy on a Sunday afternoon! This event will be happening at the same time as Mother’s day, so if you want to avoid the commercialization of affection, this will be the perfect place to take your mom to an anticapitalist day in the park!

We will be meeting on the southern shore of Trout Lake, just 15 minutes walking distance from Commercial-Broadway skytrain station, or 5 minutes heading south on the #20 bus. Hope to see you all there!

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Trans_JusticeLocation, Date & Time

Friday, January 22 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Spartacus Books
3378 Findlay Street (Vancouver)

Event Info

IWW member, political prisoner, and trans activist Marius Mason requests that we help make January 22nd become a National Day of Support for Trans Prisoners.

This will be the first ever National Day of Support for Trans Prisoners!

The Vancouver branch of the IWW will screen a documentary about the trans women who fought police harassment at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1966. We will also collect donations for a local trans organization.

Admission by donation (five dollars requested cover). No one will be turned away for lack of funds or other effects of capitalist predation.

This event welcomes transgender, gender-variant, and intersex people and their friends and supporters. Transphobia is never acceptable.


Accessibility info

  • Front door: 42” wide, handle height 39.5”, door swings out to the street
  • First doorway into back space: 34.75” wide, no door
  • Second doorway into further-back back space: 34.5” wide, no door
  • Bathroom door: 29” wide, handle height 36”, door swings into bathroom
  • Space between bathroom door to toilet: 42”
  • Space between toilet edge and opposite wall: 35”
  • Toilet height: 14”
  • Sink height: 31”
  • Dimensions of bathroom: 60” x 59.5”