Dr John Falzon is Senior Fellow, Inequality and Social Justice at Per Capita. He was national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society from 2006 to 2018. He has written and spoken widely on neoliberalism and the structural causes of inequality. He is the author of The language of the unheard (2012) and a collection of poems, Communists like us (2017). Join us on Tuesday 10 March for an entertaining and insightful address, on Politics, Poetry and Class. About this Dr Falzon writes:
"We are deep in the guts of a crisis that neoliberalism, and its partners in social crime, patriarchy and colonisation, have created. It is only the working class, organised collectively in the union movement, that can lead the transformation of this crisis into a fruitful struggle for the kind of society we yearn for. But to build our movement we need to understand how the ruling class throws everything it has into dividing us. This workshop will analyse the meaning of class, explaining how everything is political and how our struggles are connected. It will also reflect on how the hard work of hope and the joy of fighting side by side for social justice are radical acts of poetry as well as being personal acts of politics. Poetry, like all creativity, belongs to everybody. It is simply a way for us to nourish our souls for the struggle, as well as being a powerful weapon in that struggle, a way of speaking the truth, an act of resistance against the smoothness of lies."