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Sep 23, 2018 - Inspirational Women Brunch: Shaping Peace Through Feminism

When: Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10am-12pm
Where: Metro Hall, Room. 308 - 55 John Street
General admission $30; Students $20

Since 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace has passionately and tirelessly worked towards creating a peaceful world. As Canada's oldest national feminist peace group, VOW fights for a world that is free from violence, war, nuclear weapons, and gender inequality.

Join #WomenShapingPeace for brunch on September 23 and learn how you can take action to make our feminist vision of peace a reality!

We are very excited to have two prominent peace activists, Ray Acheson and Medea Benjamin, as our special guests! Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange
Sep 23, 2018 - [Oshawa] We Are Oshawa

When: Sunday, September 23rd, 2-4pm
Where: UOIT Downtown Campus (Room DTA 220), 61 Charles St., Oshawa

We Are Oshawa is at an exciting time of renewal. It's time to refocus our efforts, to expand our reach, to communicate more widely, to have an even greater impact in making this city a better place to live and work. We can't do that alone. We need thinkers and doers; energy and ideas. We need you!

Please come to the meeting where we will discuss the direction of our organization. We also need to elect two new Executive members.
Sep 23, 2018 - Book Launch: Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada

When: Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2pm
Where: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5-230

A compelling presentation by Yves Engler as he launches his latest book Left, Right -- Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada in Toronto.

Left, Right -- Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada shows how the Left has failed to confront Canada for supporting empires and for promoting corporate interests abroad. For example, the social democratic NDP has backed unjust wars, while Canadian unions supported the creation of NATO, the Korean War, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the Bay of Pigs invasion and the coup in Haiti.

Engler charges commentators on the left with conceding too much to the dominant ideology- from Stephen Lewis praising Canada's role in Africa, to Linda McQuaig turning Lester Pearson into an anti-US peacenik, to others mindlessly demanding more so-called peacekeeping. The question is, Why?

Engler feels that nationalist ideology, both Canadian and Quebecois, has warped foreign policy discussion. Progressives' view of their country as a semi-colony struggling for independence has blinded them to our long history of supporting imperialism. Happily, Engler tempers his criticism with ideas that would help Canada achieve a just foreign policy. | Facebook event
Sep 23, 2018 - Journalist on the Fascist Trail

When: Sunday, September 23rd, 5-7pm
Where: Ryerson University, Room 358, Podium Building, 350 Victoria Street
(entrance on north-west corner of Victoria and Gould streets)

Discussion with investigative journalist Niranjan Takle on his expose of the culpability of the highest leadership of India's ruling Hindu nationalist BJP in the murder of a judge, and on the challenges for independent and critical media under its increasingly fascist rule.

Organized by: India Civil Watch & Jamhoor