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Jun 24, 2017 - Bells on Danforth

When: Saturday, June 24th, 10:30am
Where: Prince Edward Viaduct Parkette, 725 Bloor St E

A Pedal Powered Bicycle Parade on the Danforth!

Bells on Danforth returns for our 6th annual family-friendly bicycle ride across the Danforth. Again this year the parade starts with a rally at Prince Edward Viaduct Parkette and wheels east to Danforth and Danforth Road, the Crossroads of the Danforth.

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Jun 24, 2017 - Don't Believe the Hype: 150 Years of Migration on Stolen Land

When: Saturday, June 24th, 4pm
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Street

As part of the Canada 150 "celebrations," many narratives celebrate the history of immigration as part of Canada's history. Canada's boosters will revise violent settler history as one of multiculturalism and tolerance, erasing Canadian genocide, slavery, and racialized hyper-exploitation in the process. We aim to shine a light on the living legacies of that history, and look at ways we can connect struggles against Canada's continuing colonial and imperial project.

As a migrant justice organization also dedicated to indigenous sovereignty and solidarity, we bring three speakers to discuss the tensions, contradictions and possibilties for solidarity when it comes to indigenous sovereignty and migrant justice. We are proud to host:

* Kanahus Manuel is an Secwepemc and Ktunaxa indigenous activist, birth keeper, and warrior. She is well known for her organizing against corporate development projects in British Columbia, Canada. She has been involved in activist movements against: Sun Peaks Ski Resort, Imperial Metals, and the Mount Polley mine spill.

* Russell Diabo is a member of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake, Quebec. An experienced policy analyst, Russell worked as an adviser to the Algonquins of Barriere Lake. He was a founding member of the Defenders of the Land Network and is an editor of the First Nations Strategic Bulletin.

* Justice for Migrant Workers is a volunteer run political collective comprised of activists based in Toronto and Vancouver. J4MW strives to promote the rights of migrant farmworkers (participating in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Low Skilled Workers Program) and farmworkers without status.

This event is part of Unsettling Canada 150. For more information on their call to action, check out the Facebook event | Facebook event
Jun 26, 2017 - Public Forum: UK Election - Lessons for the Left in Canada

When: Monday, June 26th, 7pm
Where: Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil St.

The UK election proved the pollsters and prognosticators wrong once again. The "un-electable" Jeremy Corbyn won the largest increase in Labour votes since WWII based on a clear left platform of opposition to war and austerity. The Tories, meanwhile, have lost their seemingly solid majority and are now in disarray. What are the lessons of the UK elections? What should candidates in the NDP leadership race learn from the outcome?

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Jun 27, 2017 - Korean Workers' Struggle Against Precarious Work

When: Tuesday, June 27th, doors open at 6pm and event will start at 6:30pm
Where: 720 Spadina Ave, Toronto

Join us for an evening with Aelim Yun, to talk about Korean precarious workers' struggle and labour unions' initiatives for securing fundamental labour rights for all workers. Part of this agenda includes strategies such as organizing for higher minimum wages.

Aelim Yun is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Labour & Welfare Law of Seoul National University. Since 1999, she has worked as an union educator for organizing precarious workers in South Korea, and served as the Research Coordinator of the Korean Committee of Precarious Workers Unions. She is an Advisory Committee Member at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, and a Public Interest Commissioner at Gyeonggi Regional Labour Relations Commission. She was a visiting scholar at the International Institute for Labour Studies at the ILO in 2006. Her research program centres on precarious employment and industrial relations. Her research also seeks to extend workers' rights and labour protections beyond employment-relationship and corporate boundaries.

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