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Apr 11, 2020 - Virtual Pals: TPFF Live At Home

When: April 11th, 3pm

In response to these challenging times, The Toronto Palestine Film Festival is launching Virtual Pals: TPFF Live At Home to support our artists and community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with our mandate to foster connections and support Palestinian artists we are mobilizing art to combat the impact of this pandemic on the creative industry and our isolated audience members.

Virtual Pals: TPFF Live At Home will bring a variety of live performances, classes, and activities into homes around the globe. The programming will spotlight Palestinian artists and Palestinian-owned businesses affected by shutdowns.

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Apr 9, 2020 - Occupation and Covid-19

When: Thursday April 9th, 12noon

As we are encouraged to self-isolate, we are reminded of our interconnectedness with one another. We are reminded of the importance of community, solidarity, and internationalism. And as we think of one another, Palestine is on our minds and in our hearts. We are facing the same pandemic, but under different conditions. In these times, we turn to Palestine to hear about the realities of dealing with a global pandemic while under occupation and blockade. We see the urgency for bold social transformation. Join us in a Webinar with those on the ground as we discuss the occupation, COVID-19, and ways to come together to fight for justice and peace.

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Apr 9, 2020 - Turning Crisis into Solutions

When: Thursday April 9th, 12noon

This first event in our new Recovery series will start by examining our "new normal". In these unprecedented times, humanity is at a fork in the road that can take us into two very different futures: planet-wrecking with short-term recovery that entrenches the biggest polluting industries, or long-term resilience that sets the pathway for a sustainable decade ahead.

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Apr 7, 2020 - The Left Reflects on the Global Pandemic

When: Tuesday April 7th, 12:00 EDT

Join us for dicussion with our first guest, Leo Panitch, who will be interviewed by Kate Hudson.

Left scholars, intellectuals, politicians, activists speak to transform! Europe on the social, political and economic implications of the current pandemic crisis.

As humanity faces the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented in recent times, the Left internationally must address this crisis with both short and long term action, analysis and planning. We are active day by day, driven by the needs of our communities - this is already reshaping the way we do politics. We are building solidarity networks and launching campaigns to protect and work alongside the people that are hardest hit by the crisis. At the same time, we must think strategically and present alternatives for the future. There can be no going back to the vicious circle of austerity and poverty: we cannot allow the global reimposition of a failed system on the people. The radical left will pose alternatives to reinvent socialist politics for the 21st century: to build a new society that empowers and liberates us all.

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