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Nov 29, 2015 - From Toronto To Paris: Light the Way To Climate Action

When: Sunday, November 29th, 4pm
Where: Queen's Park, Toronto

Join us for a parade of lights!

At the end of this month, world leaders will meet in Paris to start negotiating the next global climate deal. The Twenty-First Conference of Parties (COP21), is our best chance to avoid catastrophic climate change and set the world on a path to a more sustainable and equitable future.

On November 29th, communities and civil society groups are launching COP21 with a global day of climate action.

In Toronto, we are mobilizing in solidarity with communities in our city, across the country and around the world! Together, we will call for real action on climate change during and beyond COP21. Join us at Queen's Park! | Facebook event
Nov 30, 2015 - Flood the System! Decolonize NOW!

When: Monday, November 30th, 10am
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

On Monday November 30th we invite you to join us for the culmination of a month of art-based decolonizing actions. As the climate crisis intensifies and UN climate talks in Paris begin, we will gather to declare that adjusting carbon levels is not enough! To halt the devastation of climate change, we must totally decolonize our societies, gearing them to human need, not corporate greed.

We represent Black and Indigenous people, People of Colour and White allies from many groups who are coming together to demand an end to the raping and pillaging of our planet and our peoples. We will gather at City Hall at 10 am and march through the streets of Toronto, calling for an end to the capitalist colonial system!

This event is being hosted by Decolonize NOW! with support from Black Lives Matter, No More Silence, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, Rising Tide Toronto, OPIRG York, OPIRG UofT, Flood the System and Diaspora Travels | Facebook event
Dec 1, 2015 - Film Screening: Miners Shot Down

When: Tuesday Dec 1st, 6pm
Where: Cinema Politica at The Bloor, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.
What emerges is collusion at the top, spiralling violence and the country's first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.
Dec 1, 2015 - Global to Local: Climate Impacts and Solutions

When: Tuesday December 1st: 7pm
Where: North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 5100 Yonge St.

Join us in a discussion on climate change impacts and solutions, both locally and around the world. Please register through our website.

* Connie Sorio, KAIROS: The Philippines, extreme weather impacts
* Caterina Lindman, Citizens Climate Lobby: Costs of inaction
* City of Toronto Speaker: Local climate impacts and solutions; citizen engagement through TransformTO
* Rob Shirkey: Climate labelling victory in BC
* Moderator: Daryn Caister, Green Majority

Co-sponsored by ClimateFast, Citizens Climate Lobby, Toronto350, Our Horizon, Step Up Canada, Green Majority, CLIMATE CHANGE Toronto