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Feb 14, 2023 - Remembering Jack White

When: Februaury 14th, 7pm

TWHP event to remember Jack White, Toronto civil rights and labour activist, for our 2023 Black History Month event.

Zoom presentation with special participation from:
- Sheila White, Jack's niece and municipal activist
- Kathy Grant, black and public historian
- Judy Darcy, CUPE National President, 1991 - 2003
Feb 14, 2023 - 18th Annual Strawberry Ceremony

When: February 14th, 12:30pm
Where: Toronto Police Service, 40 College St.

This February 14th, 2023, the Strawberry Ceremony will be back in person at Toronto Police Headquarters for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we moved to a virtual format to keep each other safe. We look forward to bringing community and supporters back together again. The isolation of the pandemic has been particularly hard on those who grieve violent losses.

Our gathering this year comes in the wake of a massive amount of predatory violence against Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit people across the country, including the serial murders of four women in Winnipeg by a 35-year-old white man: Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, and a fourth woman who remains unidentified but was named Buffalo Woman by the local Indigenous community.

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Feb 13, 2023 - Canadian Foreign Policy Hour with Yves Engler

When: Mondays at 6pm

Join author Yves Engler on Mondays for a weekly news roundup and interactive discussion about Canada's role abroad. This weekly session will delve into the latest developments on subjects ranging from military affairs and Canada's role in Ukraine to its contribution to Palestinian dispossession and exploitation of African resources. Join Yves for a critical take on Canada's foreign policy. Questions, comments and criticisms are all welcome.
Feb 11, 2023 - Black Liberation and Class Solidarity

When: February 11th, 2pm

Ho Chi Minh wrote numerous essays throughout the 1920s about racial injustices against Black populations. Among his famous works of literature was La Race Noire (The Black Race) in 1925, a collection of 13 French essays on the topic. In 1924, Ho Chi Minh wrote "Class Solidarity," a true story about the trial of Jose Leandro da Silva, a Black sailor in Brazil who was arrested during a labour strike in Rio de Janeiro and faced 30 years of imprisonment. First published in the French newspaper L'Humanite, "Class Solidarity" was printed almost two months later in Portuguese for the Brazilian newspaper O Paiz.
Feb 9, 2023 - Public Transit Safety Townhall

When: February 9th, 7pm
Hybrid event: Online via Zoom or in-person at Centennial College Progress Campus, 941 Progress Ave

In response to recent violent incidents on public transit and proposed TTC service cuts, transit users, transit workers, and other experts will come together at a joint event to explore proactive solutions.

"Everyone deserves to be safe on public transit, whether you are a transit worker or a transit user," said ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred. "Transit workers are in fear and it's time to listen to them for solutions."

"All are invited to join this community conversation to share what a safe, dignified, and accessible public transit system means to you," said TTCriders director Shelagh Pizey-Allen. "Mayor Tory and City Councillors have the opportunity on February 14th to make proactive investments in community safety, such as mental health crisis workers on the TTC, more shelter space, and more TTC service."
Feb 9, 2023 - Scenarios for the future of climate-change communications

When: Thursday February 9th, 1pm

A must for Canadian climate change communicators, this free EcoAnalytics Opinionation webinar will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion. George Marshall will share fresh ideas featured in an upcoming book that explores social-psychological scenarios for people responding to climate change in the near future. A further exploration of themes in his previous book, Don't Even Think About It: Why our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, George will also advise on emerging narratives "we need to monitor, encourage, or suppress."
Feb 2, 2023 - Black History Month 2023

When: February 2 to 28

Black History Month is a distinct period for honouring history, negotiating current realities, and imagining potential futures for Black communities. In recent years, the Harriet Tubman Institute has celebrated Black History Month by focusing on the achievements of Black people; looking back to examine their accomplishments as a path to move forward as well as to spotlight Black knowledge about health in its multiple dimensions, highlighting the work of Africans on the continent and of people of African descent across the diasporas, especially here in Canada.