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Oct 28, 2019 - Social Justice Week: Recipes for Change

When: October 28 - November 1, 2019
Where: Ryerson University

The 9th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University asks us to examine, imagine, and 'cook up' what we need to implement progressive changes in our communities today. This year's multidisciplinary week of events brings together students, academics, scientists, artists, writers, community organizers, and the public to reflect on our connection to the Earth and each other, to the food that nourishes us, to the injustices that divide us, and to the changes we need to make collectively for a better world where everyone has a seat at the table. As part of an effort to break down barriers, this year's Social Justice Week hopes to foster new networks of collaboration, innovation, and recipes for change.
Oct 25, 2019 - Paul Seesequasis at the AGO

When: Friday October 25th, 7:30pm
Where: AGO, Baillie Court

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities is a revelatory portrait of Indigenous communities from the 1920s through the 1970s, shown through never-before published archival photographs. Join writer and journalist Paul Seesequasis in conversation with AGO curator of Indigenous Art Wanda Nanibush. Peter Pitseolak is a featured artist in the book and you can see his work on Level 2 in the Bovey gallery.

Paul Seesequasis is a nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) writer, journalist, cultural advocate and commentator currently residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since 2015, he has curated the Indigenous Archival Photo Project, an online and physical exhibition of archival Indigenous photographs that explores history, identity and the process of visual reclamation. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Brick and Granta magazines, among others. He has been active in the Indigenous arts, both as an artist and a policy maker, since the 1990s. |
Oct 25, 2019 - The Politics of Boycotts

When: Friday October 25th, 7pm
Where: Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St.

Contributors to this special issue explore the global, entangled history of boycotts; from the original "Captain Boycott" film (1947) to the struggles for justice in Israel/Palestine.
Oct 24, 2019 - Build Solidarity: Rally for Dundas and Sherbourne

When: Thursday October 24th, 6pm
Where: Dundas and Sherbourne

The downtown east belongs to all its residents. The health and homeless services at Dundas and Sherbourne serve a critical need for the area's poor people and save lives. But some wealthier neighbours are agitating for their closure and are opposed to any new homeless services. The resulting tensions are escalating and the battle is turning ugly.

Toronto's deadly housing crisis and severe shelter shortage are responsible for escalating homelessness. Attacking the people suffering its worst consequences or the services they rely on doesn't solve the issue. It only shows a vicious disregard for poor people's lives.

We can build a vibrant neighbourhood by choosing solidarity over bigotry. United, we can fight to turn 214-230 Sherbourne into affordable rent-geared-to-income housing, build adequate shelters, and expand health services for all.
Oct 23, 2019 - Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy

When: Wednesday October 23rd, 4:30pm
Where: Global Labour Research Centre, Kaneff Tower 519, 4700 Keele St.

The Global Labour Speaker Series is pleased to host the book launch: Change and Continuity - Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium.


* Dr. Mark Thomas, Associate Professor and former Director of the GLRC, York University
* Dr. Leah Vosko, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, York University
* Dr. Carlo Fanelli, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Work and labour Studies, York University
* Olena Lyubchenko, PhD Candidate, York University

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Oct 23, 2019 - Tell Mayor Tory: Don't approve a bad deal!

When: Wednesday October 23rd, 9am
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Join the alliance of residents and organizations who will express concerns at the October 23rd Executive Committee meeting about the subway upload and Ontario Line.

Premier Ford is considering dropping his plans to take over the TTC subway. This could be a huge win for riders. But there's a big catch.

In exchange, Premier Ford is pressuring Mayor John Tory to approve and spend billions on the Ontario Line. This is a problem because the Ontario Line will be a public-private partnership and questions about the cost of fares, construction timelines, community concerns, and capacity have not been fully answered.

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Oct 9, 2019 - Condé & Beveridge: Early Work

When: August 10, 2019 - February 2, 2020
Where: AGO, first floor in gallery 142, the Esther & Arthur Gelber Treasury gallery

Known for their political activism through creativity, Toronto-based Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge create art that challenges the status quo. Their work, spanning over four decades, tackles issues of feminism, workers' rights, and social responsibility, using imagery from their own lives. This dynamic selection highlights a new acquisition alongside the artists' early abstract art.
Oct 9, 2019 - The Election

When: October 9 - 27
Tickets: $22.50; Under 30: $17; and special PWYC dates.

Theatre Passe Muraille presents a Common Boots Theatre Production in association with Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Direct.

In 2015, a group of theatre makers infiltrated the Canadian Federal Election as volunteers for three major political parties and documented their interactions. Exploring the intersection of Indigenous, Settler and Newcomer experiences with the political process, The Election sparks urgent dialogue just as Canadians are about to take another swing at the ballot box. With a live vocal score, this play asks: Do we have a voice and does that voice count?