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Feb 21, 2017 - Fight for $15: Toronto-wide Organizing Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 21st, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Suite 223, 720 Spadina Ave.
Snacks served at 5:30 pm
Meeting begins at 6:00 pm, finishes at 8:00 pm

Join us for our next city-wide Fight for $15 and Fairness organizing meeting! We know we have the majority with us, but we need to organize this sentiment and put pressure on our MPPs to make sure we get the legislative changes we need in 2017!

Please RSVP so we know how many snacks to provide! And please share this event with others who may want to get involved.

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Feb 24, 2017 - Belly of the Beast: A Biopsy of TO's Mining & Financial Sectors

When: Friday, February 24th, 7pm
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave

Have you ever wondered about the connections that exist between Canada, the mining industry, and Toronto's financial sector? Curious about how the Canadian government supports corporate interests both domestically and internationally?

Now's your chance to learn more! Join the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) for a panel discussion that dissects the "Belly of the Beast": Toronto's financial district and the reach of its tentacles throughout the global mining industry.

Panelists will flesh out the various tentacles of "the beast" and the web of its influence, including: corporate interests, the Toronto Stock Exchange, narratives of development and social responsibility, government (both local and international), the media, and the academy. They will demonstrate how these sectors work together to feed wealth into the beast's belly, which is both controlled by and sustains big money and corporate power. This event will focus especially on the upcoming Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention and how all of these different players convene, make deals, and get energized at this annual gathering.

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Feb 25, 2017 - Trudeau: We're Watching You

When: Saturday, February 25th, 2pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park

We are calling on the Government of Canada to:

1) End mass surveillance and protect the private data of people and groups in Canada, including Indigenous communities, Muslims, journalists, environmentalists, labour organizers and academics while creating independent watchdog agencies for privacy and national security.

2) Support the Private Member's Bill C-303 which would implement a line-by-line repeal of the provisions enacted by the Anti Terrorism Act, 2015 (formerly Bill C-51).

3) Support Private Member's Bill S-231 which would create a press shield law and strengthen protection for advocates, whistleblowers and journalists. | Facebook event
Feb 26, 2017 - Showing Up For Racial Justice

When: Sunday Feb 26th, 2:30pm
Where: Trinity-St Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St West

Welcome to SURJ Toronto's first open meeting!

SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) Toronto is an organization committed to community organization, education, and mobilization of white people as part of a multiracial majority for racial justice and supporting Indigenous sovereignty. This meeting will be facilitated by white folks and aimed at bringing in white folks to organizing for racial justice, but is open for anyone to attend!

This meeting will take place on sacred territorial land of the Anishinabek Nation and Haudenosaunee Confederacy and also the Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. We recognize that as we do anti-racism work in Toronto, colonial violence is ongoing and that we do this work while occupying stolen land.

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