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May 26, 2018 - Nahla Abdo and Marcello Di Cintio - book launch

When: Saturday, May 26th, 7pm
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave

Another Story Bookshop, Beit Zeitoun and United Jewish People's Order - Toronto are pleased to host a dual book launch in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba.

* An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba - edited by Nahla Abdo and Nur Masalha; featuring a reading by Nahla Abdo and contributor Chandni Desai, Zed Books.

* Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense - by Marcello Di Cintio, Goose Lane Editions

Co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices and the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival | Facebook event
May 26, 2018 - Bravo: Cuban Film Fest

When: Saturday May 26, 6:30pm; and Sunday May 27, 2pm
Where: Palmerston Public Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, (Bathurst & Bloor)
Admission $10.00 (each double feature). All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

A Retrospective of the work of American-Cuban film-maker Estela Bravo.

Directors Estela and Ernesto Bravo, coming direct from Havana, will introduce and discuss their work.

"Estela Bravo's films are the work of an intelligent heart: moving, informative, challenging, all at once." Alice Walker, Author

Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association
May 25, 2018 - Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

When: Friday May 25th, 8pm
Where: Ontario Place Cinespehere

A labour of love from one of American cinema's most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line," "The Tree of Life"). "Voyage of Time" represents the filmmaker's first foray into documentary storytelling and his most original film to date.

The screening of this stunning film will be followed by an engaging discussion and Q&A on the remarkable history, global impact and evolution of IMAX, featuring Canadian filmmaker and IMAX co-inventor Graeme Ferguson, senior IMAX executives Patricia Keighley and David B. Keighley, York University Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Janine Marchessault and Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell.
May 23, 2018 - Ukraine According to Ukrainians

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm
Where: UJPO / Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave
$5 or PWYC; Light snacks will be available

Ukraine's 2014 revolution and subsequent war with Russia are discussed in the news and online, but a crucial factor missing from these conversation has been Ukrainians themselves. What were Ukrainian reasons for organizing in the hundreds of thousands to overthrow their president, and what motivated those Ukrainians who opposed the Maidan movement? Where did Ukrainian Jews, Crimean Tatars, Roma people and other minorities find themselves in a complex moment of political change? How did the situation transition to war with Russia, and what hope for a better future is there today in Ukrainian politics?

Join researcher Anton Guz for a presentation and Q&A on recent Ukrainian history and what we in Canada can learn from the experiences of Ukrainians.

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May 23, 2018 - "Vote Transit" Day of Action

When: Wednesday, May 23rd
Where: Various locations and times across Toronto.

Sign up to join TTCriders as we talk to thousands of riders across Toronto about public transit issues in the provincial election and the need for fair TTC funding.

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May 22, 2018 - Fight for $15: Toronto-Wide Organizing Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:30pm
Where: 720 Spadina Ave, Suite 223

With the corporate lobby and their candidates already organizing to roll back our labour law victories, we must stay organized. Come to the next city-wide organizing meeting in Toronto to help plan next steps!

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