The University of Toronto, Great Hall

The David Lewis Lecture

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The 2023 David Lewis Lecture on November 1st at the University of Toronto will feature special guest speaker Marshall Ganz who teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, narrative, strategy and organization in social movements, civic associations, labour unions, and politics at Harvard University. In 2007-8 he was instrumental in design of the grassroots organization for the 2008 Obama for President campaign. In association with the global Leading Change Network of organizers, researchers and educators he coaches, trains, and advises social, civic, educational, health care, and political groups on organizing, training, and leadership development around the world.

This lecture event is produced in collaboration with Woodsworth College, and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto, and the Institute for Change Leaders.

A networking reception with food and beverages will follow the stage program.

David Lewis' life as a barrister and Parliamentarian made a lasting contribution to Canadian Politics particularly through his work with the CCF and later the NDP. Lewis played a central role in the creation of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1956. Lewis was committed to the good fight. In honour of him, the lecture will focus on the intersection of social democracy and labour today. Where the movement is at and steps that need to be taken to strengthen it. 

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