Dewey's Lounge: University of Alberta
North Power Plant Edmonton AB T6G 2N2, Edmonton, AB

Drinking Up The Revolution: How to Smash Big Alcohol and Reclaim Working-Class Joy

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Join Author James Wilt for a special social and book talk event "Drinking Up The Revolution" with proceeds provided to the Campus Food Bank.

Doors & Free Billiards: 4:00 PM | Talk: 6:00 PM | Fin: 8:00 PM

Book available for purchase at Glass Bookshop Edmonton.

Many people are drinking more now than ever before, as already massive multinationals are consolidating and new online delivery services are booming in an increasingly deregulated market. At the same time, public health experts are sounding the alarm about the catastrophic health and social impacts of rising alcohol use, with over three million people dying ever year due to alcohol-related harms.

Exposing the links between the alcohol industry and capitalism, colonialism and environmental destruction, Wilt demonstrates the failure of both prohibition and deregulation, and instead focuses on those who profit from alcohol’s sale and downplay its impacts: producers, retailers, and governments.

Rejecting both the alcohol industry’s moralizing against individual “problem drinkers” and the sober politics of “straight-edge” and wellness lifestyle trends, Drinking Up the Revolution is not another call for prohibition or more governmental control, but is instead a cry to take back alcohol for the people, and make it safe and enjoyable for all those who want to use it.

Open to UofA staff/students/alumni and their guests. If you are not one of those, please contact [email protected].

This event is following Transit Camp 2023, but requires a separate RSVP.

Learn More about the campus food bank here: https://campusfoodbank.com/


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