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May 27, 2015 - Stories of Courage and Hope from the Frontlines of Mexico's Human Rights Crisis

When: Wednesday May 27th, 6:30pm
Where: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, Ryerson University, 55 Gould Street

A talk by Ángel Colón Quevedo and Luis Tapia Olivares

Ángel Colón Quevedo is a defender of the rights of Garifuna communities in Honduras. He was travelling through Mexico in the hope of finding work to pay for cancer treatment for his son when he was detained and accused of crimes he did not commit. Declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, Ángel survived a nightmare of torture, racism and five years of unjust detention.

Luis Tapia Olivares is a human rights lawyer with the renowned Miguel Agustín Pro Juarez Human Rights Centre in Mexico. His determined advocacy has supported Angel Colón and other courageous survivors of grave human rights abuses who are speaking out, amidst enormous danger, to press for urgently needed action to end an overlooked human rights crisis in Mexico.

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May 27, 2015 - ART and ACTIVISM

When: Wednesday, May 27th, 7pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, Toronto

From arpilleras, the appliques of Chilean women, to youth drama in the slums of Nairobi, from First Nations in Canada to Cambodian human rights activists, to the apartheid walls of Palestine and refugee camps in the Sahara, banners to murals, from buttons to bumper stickers; using visual art, theatre, music and poetry, art has the power to express the human passion for peace, rights, equality and dignity.

Theresa Wolfood takes us on a tour of many art forms created all over the world that show how creativity can inspire action and hope. Previous versions of this presentation have been given in Gernika, Spain, Calgary and Victoria to community groups and activists.

beitzatoun.org/event/art-and-activism
May 28, 2015 - Keep Hydro Public - Mass Demonstration at Queen's Park

When: Thursday May 28th, 12:30pm
Where: Queen's Park, Toronto

The provincial government plans to sell Hydro One and further privatize our local electrical utilities. Premier Wynne did not run on a hydro privatization campaign and has no mandate for a sell-off.

Ontario residents are gathering at Queen's Park on Thursday, May 28th to tell our government to Keep Hydro Public.

For more information on the Keep Hydro Public campaign, visit KeepHydroPublic.ca and sign up for our daily update.

KeepHydroPublic.ca | Facebook event
May 28, 2015 - Canvass: Save the Sheppard LRT

Canvass is Thursday, May 28th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Meet at Don Mills subway station where the Sheppard 85 East bus comes in.

No more flip flops. No more delays. Tell the Wynne government to build the Sheppard LRT.

Join the Scarborough Committee and Scarborough Mirror reporter Mike Adler, for a bus canvass along Sheppard Avenue East.

Contact Brenda scarboroughtransitaction@gmail.com.