Lakehead University Orillia and Media Action Research Group present lecture on anarchism and liberation

May 30, 2018 – Orillia, ON

Dr. Thomas Swann, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Loughborough University (UK), will present a history of anarchism from the 19th century to today in his lecture, “Anarchism, history and liberation,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. His talk is part of Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities lecture series, co-presented with the Media Action Research Group.

Swann will discuss how systems of domination such as capitalism, the state, colonialism, and patriarchy have generated opposition, and how anarchist alternatives to those systems might work.

The public lecture will be held at Mark IV Brothers café, 187 Nottawasaga St, Orillia, ON.

This session is free and open to the public. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Sandra Jeppesen at

Media are invited to attend.

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Media contact: Jaclyn Bucik, Marketing and Communications Associate, Lakehead University, or 705-330-4008, ext. 2014.


Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean’s 2018 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, as well as first in Total Research Dollars, second for Citations, and third for Scholarships and Bursaries. In 2017, Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the third consecutive year. Visit