UVic PhD student Phil Henderson will talk about The Politics of Anger: Neoliberalism, Populism, and Colonialism at the Wednesday, Oct. 4 RON Talks event. Submitted

RON Talks addresses the politics of anger and the rescue of a television station

PhD student Phil Henderson and news director Rob Germain at RON Talks, Wednesday

After a summer break, the monthly Royal Oak Neighbourhood (RON) Talks is back on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Presenting are Phil Henderson, a PhD student in political science at UVic and part of the Indigenous Nationhood Certificate, and Rob Germain, news director at CHEK TV.

Originally from the Bruce/Saugeen Peninsula in southwestern Ontario, Henderson will speak on his research into neoliberalism and settler colonialism to better understand white backlash politics.

Germain will recount how employees saved CHEK TV by becoming owners and why they are positive about the future.

Germain has been in TV more than 30 years and in 2009, he played a lead role in bringing employees and investors together to save the station. Today he serves on the board of the independent, employee-owned company, which is currently enjoying success, adding (not cutting) resources and investing in its future.

RON Talks are the first Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Crumsby’s Cafe in Royal Oak 4525 West Saanich Rd.

reporter@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Large fire destroys Port Renfrew business

A Port Renfrew business that was soon to be opening as a… Continue reading

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Bird watchers gear up for annual count

Count takes place in Langford, Colwood, Victoria, North and Central Saanich

Oak Bay senior boys basketball takes Tsumura title

Junior and senior teams host Gary Taylor Classic starting Thursday

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Youth Against Cancer Club strikes again Island cancer lodge

Oak Bay High students craft decor to outfit the Canadian Cancer Society lodge in Victoria

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

More than 175 sailings are being added, including 130 between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Crown appeals stay against Jamie Bacon in Surrey Six killings

B.C.’s prosecution service says judge’s decision reveals ‘errors of law’

Be ladder safe both at work and home

WorkSafeBC wants you to keep safe while hanging those Christmas lights this year

B.C. overdose deaths surpass 1,200

96 people died of illicit drug overdoses in October

Feds agree to give provinces 75 per cent of pot tax revenues

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the agreement today

HOMEFINDER: Victoria condo project offers investment opportunity

Below market prices at Vivid at The Yates appealed to young Victoria couple

Most Read