The Future of Social Movements in Canada – Nov 16, 2018

The 4th annual SD Clark Symposium will be held on 16 November at the University of Toronto. This year’s topic is “The Future of Social Movements in Canada,” featuring presentations by some of Canada’s leading social movement scholars including Catherine Corrigal-Brown, Tina Fetner, Howard Ramos and Lesley Wood.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Please click here to register for the symposium.


Friday, 16 November 2018
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST


East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3


9:30 Refreshments

10:-00 Introduction

* “Opening Remarks,” Robert Brym, SD Clark Professor, University of Toronto

10.15 – 12.00 Decline or rise?

* “Are social movements relevant?” Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University

* “How Trump re-mobilized the left,” Catherine Corrigall-Brown, University of British Columbia

* Discussant: Anna Slavina, University of Toronto

1.30 – 3.30 Left vs right

* “Antifa and alt-right: movement/counter-movement dynamics in the post-Trump era,” Lesley Wood, York University

* “The religious right in Canada and the United States,” Tina Fetner, McMaster University

* Discussant: Anna Slavina, University of Toronto



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