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Oct 28, 2021 - UNITE HERE Day of Action at Hilton

When: Thursday October 28th, 5-6 pm
Where: Hilton Toronto Downtown (145 Richmond St. W.)

Hospitality workers have been the first and worst hit by COVID-19. Now employers are taking advantage of the pandemic to cut thousands of jobs by eliminating daily room cleaning and other important amenities, shortchanging guests and workers alike.

On October 28, 2021, Hospitality Workers across North America will come together and fight for our recovery! As the industry recovers, workers must recover along with it! Join UNITE HERE 75 at Hilton Toronto Downtown.
Oct 27, 2021 - Dismantling White Supremacy in Healthcare

When: October 27th, 4pm

Join us for a community conversation focused on dismantling white supremacy in healthcare. Learn from our community medical experts and survivors of medical racism. This will also be an opportunity to talk together about healing and transforming healthcare.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Naheed Dosani and Samiya Abdi, and Gloria Small!
Oct 26, 2021 - Learning About the Truth

When: October 26th, 7pm

Please join us for our October webinar, featuring Karen Littlewood, President OSSTF/FEESO, as our moderator; and distinguished guest speakers Jane Hubbard and Andrew Bomberry from Legacy of Hope; Dean Smith, Member of Pictou Landing First nation and Indigenous Education Consultant with the Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB; Marilyn Robitaille, Lead Teacher with Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB and Citizen of The Metis Nation of Ontario; Seneca Dueck, co-founder of Roots of Resilience Education Foundation and a member of the Salteux/Assiniboine raised in the ways of the Nakota people of Treaty 6 territory, discussing their truths and their vision of reconciliation.
Oct 26, 2021 - Rally at City Hall for Affordable Housing NOW!

When: October 26th, 12pm
Where: City Hall, 100 Queen St W

Join ACORN members as we finalize our push for affordable housing in all new developments. We've been fighting for YEARS for a policy called 'Inclusionary Zoning', which forces new developments to include affordable units.

We're close - but developers are pushing back and weakening the requirements while also delaying the rule being enforced. We don't need affordable housing years from now, we need it NOW!

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Oct 26, 2021 - Solidarity Rally for Six Nations Land Defenders

When: October 26th, 11am
Where: 130 Queen St W (Please meet by the east side of the building, above the parking garage.)

All out to show the Federal and Provincial governments and courts that we support Indigenous Land Defenders from Six Nations of the Grand River!
As the courts continue to uphold a racist colonial justice system that is stacked against Land Defenders, we need to show that Indigenous Peoples and allies alike will not stand for this miscarriage of justice. We demand that courts end the weaponizing of injunctions to criminalize and remove Indigenous Land Defenders from their lands and to respect Indigenous Sovereignty.

Come out to the Ontario Court of Appeal to demand Justice for Six Nations Land Defenders and their right to decide what happens on their traditional territory.

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Oct 25, 2021 - Metro Days of Action - 25 Years Later

When: October 25th, 7pm

Join us as we celebrate "When we walked on sunshine" with music, words, and inspiration, including:

- Video greetings from MDA co-chairs Linda Torney and Margaret Hancock

A discussion on the lessons for today:
- Panel moderator - John Cartwright, former Labour Council president
- Karen Brown, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
- Vicky Smallman, Canadian Labour Congress
- Ilian Burbano, Community activist and SEIU staff
- Bill Howes, Chief Marshal for Metro Days of Action
Oct 25, 2021 - Testimonio Virtual Book Launch

When: Monday Oct 25th, 7pm

Co-editors Catherine Nolin and Grahame Russell will be discussing their powerful new book, Testimonio, on the date of its publication, along with several of the book's contributors.

Testimonio draws on over thirty years of community-based research and direct community support work in Guatemala to expose the ruthless state machinery that benefits the Canadian mining industry--a staggeringly profitable juggernaut of exploitation, sanctioned and supported every step of the way by the Canadian government.
Oct 24, 2021 - Standing on Guard For Whom?

When: Sunday October 24th, 2pm

With Yves Engler, author and historian, and Vanessa Lanteigne, Voice of Women for Peace. We Stand on Guard for Whom? is the first book to present a history of the Canadian military from the perspective of its victims. In his eleventh book, Yves Engler, the prolific author and critic of Canadian politics, exposes the reality of Canadian wars, repression, and military culture despite the mythologies of Canada as an agent for international peacekeeping and humanitarianism.
Oct 22, 2021 - Alternative Shabbes: Cooking Together For a Future

When: Friday 22 October, 6:30pm

Join the Morris Winchevsky School and the United Jewish People's Order for a night of schmoozing and connecting to land, culture, and food justice through an interactive, intergenerational cooking night. The event will include a live interactive cooking lesson with Jewish Chef, Sari Papular, RNCP who will be guiding us on how to cook Moroccan Chraime and Couscous for shabbes! We will also be joined by a very special guest speaker, tattooest Joey Ramona, who will talk about food insecurity in Toronto and ideas for action that all of us can take, building on the mutual aid groups that have sprung up in the shadow of the current pandemic.
Oct 12, 2021 - Adult Secular B'Mitzvah

When: October 12th - May 2022
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Are you an adult seeking a Jewish learning experience? Did you miss the opportunity to have a bat/bar mitzvah? Were you unable to have a bat/bar mitzvah because of gender or were you misgendered at your bat/bar mitzvah? Did you have a bat/bar mitzvah but are seeking a different experience? Do you have a Jewish family member and want to learn more?

Welcome to this opportunity to build your personal relationship to Jewish life! We'll explore our unique, progressive (Jewish) identities in the twenty-first century as responses to what came before us and the kind of world we want to build.

This course will be held on Zoom. Each class meeting will include learning activities that invite you away from the screen for breaks, to help counter our collective Zoom fatigue. Study of texts, artworks, and historical documents will be accompanied by creative, mindful, and collaborative prompts that will get you making digital co-creations, art, writing, stretching, and possibly cooking apart together!

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Oct 1, 2021 - Film Festival: War On Terror

When: Every weekend in October

The War on Terror Film Festival is a month-long, public virtual event featuring 20 award-winning films made over the last 20 years that document abuses, highlight crimes, and satirize absurdities of the "war on terror.

From the Oscar-winning "Citizenfour" and "Taxi to the Dark Side" to the Oscar-nominated "Dirty Wars" and the highly-acclaimed "The Mauritanian," "Four Lions," "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "The Feeling of Being Watched," these films shine a spotlight on the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay prison, torture and surveillance.