The deets, as we say these days:
Date: August 17
Place: Zero Gravity Brewpub at Flatbread. Here is a handy map:
How to recognize Lambert: I am tall, not overly thin, with glasses, greying-white short hair, and glasses. I will be wearing a red shirt, and will have a black computer bag either over my shoulder, or near me. In the unlikely event that my bus is late, the “call-ahead” (they don’t take reservations) for the table is under “Naked Capitalism.”
Date: August 18
Place: Café Cherrier, on St. Denis near the Sherbrooke Metro. Here is a handy map:
How to recognize Lambert: As above. (I have more than one red shirt.)
If you plan to attend, feel free to say so in comments, so we have a rough idea of the size; but do come whether you have said so in comments or not.
We’ll see you. Happy to meet everyone. Lots of events of the last week. Cheers
Wish I lived in Montreal. Hopefully you’ll have a Meetup in Toronto sometime (unless you already had one and I missed it).
There are times I wish I lived in Montreal, too!
Is this on tonight still Lambert? How many people are you expecting, roughly?
I’ll come to the Montreal meetup!
Too bad it’s the same day the Nouveaux Cahiers du Socialisme (New Cahiers of Socialism) launch their new magazine, a lot of people from my network will be there. It’s at The Lab, 279 Ste Catherine east, about 15 minutes walk from the Café Cherrier so if we feel like mingling with socialist types we can go there after. It will be full of francophones though.
(https://www.cahiersdusocialisme.org/ their website, french only)
Presumably some of the Francophones will deign to speak to me, particular when they hear my crude American English!
What I would really like to hear is some detail on the Carré Rouge movement and what happened to it and to the people involved in it.
I’m really hoping to make it tomorrow night. Two of my children were involved in the Carré rouge movement and, at the time, we lived very close to where most of the action took place (close to Café Cherrier in fact).
Anglophone explains for non-francophones: “cahiers” is more or less “notebooks”
It may be a reference to the very famous cahiers of spring 1789. All over France, local electoral assemblies (nobles, clerics, Third Estate) compiled cahiers de doléances, “lists of grievances” explaining what they thought was wrong and what ought to be done. While naturally imperfect, it was an extraordinary step towards “democratic involvement in public affairs” (William Doyle).
I looked a bit at the website, but couldn’t tell for sure whether this was the reference that was intended.
When are you coming to Buffalo/WNY – Toronto??????
Perhaps next summer!
Cheap bus rides are the order of the day in summer 2017 however! (We also have more dates and locations in play. Stay tuned.)
Yes, please. Buffalo next summer. Or sooner.
I will not be able to make it unfortunately.
Like Anonymized, I live in Ontario and it would be a few hours to drive over or by train. Toronto is closer for me as well (I will be moving to a town about 2 hours drive from Toronto to the West).
Buffalo might also be possible for me.
If anyone is planning to go to the Burlington VT meet-up from Montpelier VT (or passing through on the way up), I could use a ride. Would share gas. I can be reached at 223-6704.
I promised myself I wouldn’t, but… Chicago?
dang – the Burlington meetup is too late in the evening for this vermonter….
Yes. We are here!
Raised a glass in Toronto for you(se/you-all), excelsior!