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Apr 19, 2014 - Palestinian Political Prisoners' Day

When: Saturday April 19th, 11am
Where: Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

Panel discussion and movie screening

* Lana Sadeq, Palestine House executive director.
* Rana Hamadeh, a Palestinian-Canadian who was detained twice in the West Bank and still awaiting a trial.
* Syrus Marcus Ware, the co-founder of the Prison Justice Action Committee in Toronto.

The Movie, "When the Boys Return," will also be shown.
Apr 20, 2014 - Palestinian Political Prisoners' Day

When: Sunday April 20th, 6-9pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St.

Letter writing dinner to Palestinian prisoners

Toronto ABC holds monthly letterwriting dinner events with different prisoner group focus each month. Toronto ABC devotes the April monthly letter writing dinner to Palestinian political prisoners.

Join us for an update on the situation for Palestinian prisoners, recent hunger strikes, and how you can help. We’ll be writing letters of solidarity to several prisoners and their families.

beitzatoun.org
Apr 21, 2014 - Food Security Participatory Forum

When: Monday, April 21st, 11am
Where: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, Ontario

A combination of workshops, video presentations, table displays, formal and informal information sharing, and action planning. Please join us in the discussion of food security. Be inspired to start your own gardening project with free seeds from the Toronto Seed Library.

Bring something to share at our common food table. Light lunch will be served at 11:30am. Please label your food to share for those who may have allergies or other food restrictions.

Presenters:

* Dr. Manuel Rozental Human right activist with a focus on native issues. Currently practicing surgeon in New Brunswick

* Alvaro Venturelli leading Plan B a 50 acre organic farm where the community can come to learn about organic farming, the source of our food, and the natural cycles of our bioregion.
www.planborganicfarms.ca

* Cesar Caneo, Director of Operations in The Nourish and Develop Foundation, TNDF serves more than 300 families and individuals, who visit the Brock Food Pantry an average of 100 visits per month, distributing over $101,000 annually in food supplies. Guided by the two strategic goals: Community Food Security and Education for Self-Reliance, the Foundation has expanded its programs immensely.

The Toronto Seed Library Seed libraries work much like conventional public libraries, but focus instead on lending organic, native, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
www.torontoseedlibrary.org | Facebook event
Apr 21, 2014 - Forum: Syriza and European Elections

When: Monday April 21st, 6pm
Where: OISE, Room 2-211, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

The Possibility and Challenges of the Left in Government in Greece and the May 25 European Elections

Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End of Parliamentary Socialism (with Colin Leys, 1997). He is the co-author with Sam Gindin of The Making of Global Capitalism (2012), winner of the 2013 Deutscher Memorial Prize.

Presented by The Chair in Modern Greek History, York University, in partnership with OPIRG-Toronto.