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Jan 18, 2017 - Exhibitions Opening Party

When: Wednesday, January 18th, 6pm
Where: Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto

Join us for the opening of our winter 2017 season, Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest, co-presented by Black Artist's Network Dialogue.

Exhibitions include:

* Attica USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion
Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed. The exhibition is co-produced by Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France), with generous support at the RIC from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

* Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star
Dawoud Bey's photographic portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, are contextualized alongside photojournalistic prints from the RIC's Black Star Collection. and more...

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Jan 18, 2017 - Speaking effectively on Israel/Palestine

When: January 18th, 6:30pm
Where: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto
Registration is $10 or PWYC. St Stephen's has a wheelchair ramp at the west entrance, and a barrier-free washroom.

Independent Jewish Voices, in collaboration with St Stephen's, is offering a communication workshop for marginalized views on Israel/Palestine -- how to communicate effectively across conflict.

Attendance at this workshop will be capped at 14 people -- please register by e-mailing one of the facilitators, Emily Green,, or Lia Tarachansky,

We will gather to explore what feelings come up when we experience conflict, and talk about how we can work towards making space for open, authentic interactions when emotions run high and our sense of self feels threatened.
Jan 19, 2017 - Rally/Media Scrum: Speak up for transit fairness

When: Thursday, January 19th, 11:30am
Where: City Hall rotunda, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Mayor Tory claims he is in favour of "evidence-based decision making" but last summer he and his pro-subway councillors used a biased TTC briefing note to push a one-stop subway extension ahead of a twenty-four-stop LRT network that would serve Scarborough's Priority Neighbourhoods and campuses.

We are holding a rally/media scrum in the rotunda of City Hall at 11:30am this Thursday against the second delay of the Scarborough Subway Extension report. Please JOIN US at City Hall to speak out against the second delay of the Scarborough subway extension report. It should have been on the agenda of Mayor Tory's Executive meeting this Thursday but it has been delayed until March!

Jan 19, 2017 - Info Picket: Fred Victor

When: Thursday, January 19th, 12 - 12:45pm
Where: 145 Queen St. E. (Queen & Jarvis)

Workers at Fred Victor, members of OPSEU Local 509, provide services to individuals who experience poverty, homelessness and mental health challenges in Toronto. The backbone of our service is provided by precarious workers; 47 per cent of us don't have full-time, secure jobs. This has got to stop. We are bargaining a new collective agreement, and our demands haven't been heard. That's why our members voted 88 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary.