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Mar 10/2017
to Jan 28/2018
Vancouver, BC
Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking, socially and environmentally-conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), Amazonia explores the creative ideas that inspire Indigenous resistance to threats facing the world’s largest rainforest. The exhibition features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing Indigenous, Maroon and white settler communities. Today, these groups confront threats caused by political violence, mining, oil and gas exploration, industrial agriculture, forest fires, and hydroelectric plants. Challenging visitors to examine their own notions towards holistic well-being, the exhibition covers more than 100 years of unsuspected relationships between Vancouver and Amazonian peoples, ideas, and their struggles.

Time:  Check Website
Venue:  Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
Location:  6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://moa.ubc.ca/amazonia
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jan 10/2018
Toronto, ON
Show us the money! City budget deputations
There's a lot at stake for transit riders in the 2018 Toronto City budget. 2-hour transfers and the low income Fair Pass Program are approved but not yet funded. The TTC operating budget will not improve service levels or tackle overcrowding in 2018.

Join TTCriders to make a deputation (3-5 minute presentation) at a City Budget subcommittee meeting. Tell your story and explain why we need more transit funding in 2018 for 2-hour fares, the Fair Pass, and better TTC service.

Sign up here to speak: bit.ly/2kK1Jtw. TTCriders will follow up and register you.

The Budget Committee will hear public presentations on January 8, 9, and 10. Presentations on Jan. 10 are at City Hall.

Time:  9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Toronto City Hall, Auditorium
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/540524252973316/
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 11/2018
to Feb 22/2018
National Capital Region- Almonte, ON
Q: are you a girl or a boy? A: no thanks.
2018 Speaking Tour with Cara Tierney & Behc Jax-Lynx. We are a dynamic duo dedicated to the de-stigmatization of transgender individuals, best practices, gender affirmation, human rights policy (C-16) and equity for universal gender diversity.

We go beyond the basic definitions of transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, gender non-conforming and present a beautiful and expansive understanding of health, well-being, history, art, creativity, allyship, expression and the current human rights legislation Bill C-16. Our backgrounds include art, history, social work, activism, anti-oppression work, education, performance, high fives and Â… humour.

We are offering creative and interactive afternoon professional development workshops designed to foster constructive, affirmative and forward-thinking dialogues on how we can make space for everyone.

Cost: $15/$20 suggested If cost is a barrier please let us know.

See website for further scheduled locations, times and dates.

Time:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venue:  Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch
Location:  155 High St., National Capital Region- Almonte, ON
Website:  http://buildingthrougheducationandcommunityknowledge.wordpress.com/
For information contact:  booking@ behcjaxlynx.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Sexuality; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 15/2018
Winnipeg, MB
More Important than Jihad of the Sword: Islamic State's Propaganda Machine and the Yazidi Genocide
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights presents Michael Petrou in a talk about the Islamic State and its media and propaganda strategy.

Join our President and CEO John Young and award-winning author and journalist Michael Petrou in the first of our brand-new lecture series.

The lecture entitled "More Important than Jihad of the Sword: Islamic State's Propaganda Machine and the Yazidi Genocide" explores how state propaganda prepared the ground, and ensured support, for the mass slaughter and sexual enslavement of Yazidis whose homeland it overran.

The evening will begin with light refreshments, cash bar and mingling, followed by the lecture, a conversation with John Young and Michael Petrou, and a question-and-answer period. The event will wrap up with a book signing and a meet-and-greet with the author.

To purchase tickets contact 204-289-2000.

Time:  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue:  The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Level 1
Location:  85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://humanrights.ca/event/islamic-state-propaganda?ts=January%2015%2C%202018%20-%206%3A30p
Phone:  204-289-2000
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 16/2018
Toronto, ON
Meaningful Inclusion Workshop
This workshop explores hands on approaches to building equity and meaningful inclusion at the interpersonal and institutional level. This workshop will foster critical thinking about anti oppression allyship and models of organizing and alternative ways of knowing and being will be explored, critiqued and applied.

Speaker:
Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese Canadian Artist, Arts Educator, Equity and Anti-oppression Educator & Consultant, performer, speaker and published writer. Her work interrogates notions of home, belonging, womxnhood, blackness, migration/exile as they intersect with the identities and places she identities with. Rania is an advocate for womxn's rights, racial justice/black liberation and youth. Social justice anchors Rania's work as she is deeply committed to anti-oppressive practices and inclusion.

Time:  9:00 AM
Venue:  Centre for Social Innovation - ANNEX- Rm 1
Location:  720 bathurst st, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://socialinnovation.org/event_auto/meaningful-inclusion-workshop-jan-16-annex/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Skills & Training
Jan 17/2018
Winnipeg, MB
Movement without Mobility? The Labour Migration Paradox
The Migration Law Research Cluster presents Dr. Bethany Hastie speaking on, "Movement without Mobility? The Labour Migration Paradox." Professor Hastie researches in the areas of precarious labour, and international migration. She has explored issues relating to migrant labour, labour exploitation and human trafficking, irregular migration, and the human rights of migrants. Her scholarship has been published in a wide array of legal and interdisciplinary journals, including Anthropologie et Sociétés, Dalhousie Law Journal, European Journal of Migration & Law, and Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.

She has presented her research at various national and international conferences and has delivered invited talks at several interdisciplinary migration events, including the Mobility and Politics series at Carleton University, and at the "Transport: Conceptualizing Circulation and Security" conference at UQAM. Professor Hastie has also worked on policy and research projects with an array of organizations, including the Canadian Council for Refugees, the BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons, and the West Coast Domestic Workers Association.

Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venue:  Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
Location:  224 Dysart Rd., Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://law.robsonhall.com/research/migration-law-research-cluster/
Phone:  (204) 474-9775
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 17/2018
Toronto, ON
Unsettling the Commons
Unsettling the Commons: Social Movements Within, Against, and Beyond Settler Colonialism by Craig Fortier

Part 1 of the Toronto Book Tour, this event will feature a panel discussion with Craig Fortier, Giibwanisi, Rozina Kazi and Nicholas Murray and more.

Drawing on interviews with 51 anti-authoritarian organizers to investigates what it means to struggle for "the commons" within a settler colonial context, Unsettling the Commons interrogates a very important debate that took place within Occupy camps and is taking place in a multitude of movements in North America around what it means to claim “the commons” on stolen land. Travelling back in history to show the ways in which radical left movements have often either erased or come into clear conflict with Indigenous practices of sovereignty and self-determination—all in the name of the “struggle for the commons”, the book argues that there are multiple commons or conceptualizations of how land, relationships, and resources are shared, produced, consumed, and distributed in any given society. As opposed to the liberal politics of recognition, a political practice of unsettling and a recognition of the incommensurability of political goals that claim access to space/territory on stolen land is put forward as a more desirable way forward.

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Another Story Bookshop
Location:  315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/132269400887668/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Native Peoples
Jan 23/2018
Toronto, ON
Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future
In an education system based on Western values and knowledge, Black students go through school feeling alienated and graduate ill-equipped to bring about transformative changes in their communities. Is it not time to restructure the system?

Chizoba Imoka disrupts the perceived Black and "Educated" contradiction and advances an alternative vision of education that acknowledges colonial history, is responsive to socio-political concerns and enables a new generation of social justice leaders to make real change.

Hart House is pleased to present the 18th Annual Hancock Lecture: Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future delivered by Chizoba Imoka and moderated by Dr. Kofi Hope.

FREE for Students and $12 Non-Students

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-2018-hancock-lecture-by-chizoba-imoka-tickets-40890201694?aff=es2

Ticket Holders must arrive by or before 6:45PM to be guaranteed a seat.

Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue:  Hart House, Hart House Circle
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 24/2018
Toronto, ON
Indigenous Cultural Competency Training
The Indigenous Cultural Competency Training is a platform to establish a process of promoting cultural competency for Indigenous relations within Canada. The facilitation is delivered in a sensitive, respectful manner to address complex-issues from a historical narrative that is inclusive to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees.

The training is designed for agencies, organizations, institutions to build a foundational awareness of Indigenous peoples and enhance self-awareness. Through experiential learning the delivery of the training is inclusive within a group based setting to promote dialogue and create a safe space to discuss topics which relate to Indigenous peoples.

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is an Indigenous community cultural centre. The Centre welcomes the local community, including guests from across Canada and offers a variety of programs and services.

Time:  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Venue:  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Location:  16 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ncct.on.ca/indigenous-cultural-competency-training/
For information contact:  michael.etherington@ncct.on.ca
Phone:  416-964-9087 ext 315
Categories:   Skills & Training; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 24/2018
Toronto, ON
Work and Organizing in Digital Media
While many laud the benefit of digital technologies for the production of digital media - more access, more voices, more ways to tell a story, for example - paying attention to the experiences of workers in digital media demonstrates intensifying struggles underway. This talk presents research on digital journalists' working conditions, both among self-employed/freelance journalists and those employed in digital-first news outlets. I attend to the social and power relations shaping the use of digital technologies and examine the implications for workers, including forced entrepreneurialism, low pay, exploitation of copyrights, overwork, automation, measurement and surveillance, and deepening inequalities based on gender and race. I examine various forms of collective organizing among digital media workers and discuss the challenges and opportunities they hold for democratizing digital media in contemporary capitalism.

RSVP to Attend: thecapitalismworkshop@gmail.com

Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Venue:  CSI Annex, Rm 4, 3rd floor
Location:  720 Bathhurst St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://capitalismworkshop.com/work-and-organizing-in-digital-media/
For information contact:  thecapitalismworkshop@gmail.com
Categories:   Science & Technology; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Jan 25/2018
Toronto, ON
Secure Web Browsing and Anonymity with Tor Browser
Celebrate Data Privacy Day with a hands-on workshop with Toronto-based developer for the Tor Project, Sukhbir Singh. Mr Singh has been a software developer in the applications and community team of the Tor Project since 2012.

Come learn just how easy it is to use the internet privately! Whether you've never heard of Tor, or have only heard bad things about it, or are a long-time user of the best privacy tool out there, come out and learn from a seasoned Tor developer in a hassle-free, community setting.

Bring your device(s) for a hands-on experience! This event is part of TPL's Digital Privacy project.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue:  Northern District Library
Location:  40 Orchard View Boulevard, Room 200, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT322941&R=EVT322941
For information contact:  jhodge@torontopubliclibrary.ca
Categories:   Internet; Computers; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 25/2018
to Jan 26/2018
Montreal, QC
AI on a Social Mission / Intelligence Artificielle en Mission Sociale
AI on a Social Mission is the first major conference on social impact of AI in Montreal. Start ups and NPOs will explain how they use artificial intelligence for their social mission. They will also share with us their experience as a start up or non-profit with a social mission and their dreams for AI and social good.

INFORM & INSPIRE: The event presents brilliant and passionate keynote speakers and panelists that believe in sharing knowledge and supporting a fair and sustainable implementation of AI. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the social impacts of artificial intelligence as well as share your voice on supporting AI with a social mission.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PANELS: AI, data, social scientists, ethicists, jurists, funding and policy experts come together on social impact of AI.

Panels will discuss, amongst other things, open data and governance, managing data in a not for profit conext, being an entrepreneur with a social mission, challenges and satisfactions, access to AI, impact of AI on human rights as well as ART, AI and Society.

SMALL MULTIDISCIPLINARY DISCUSSION GROUPS: In small groups, we’ll dream up our ideal AI implementation and take a close look at the tools to make it a reality. Inspired by our start ups and non profits with a social mission and our expert panelists, we’ll look into how our society can support non-profit initiatives and socially oriented enterprises. We’ll brainstorm together in multidisciplinary groups and plan towards concrete ways of achieving a fair and sustainable implementation of AI.

This is your voice on a fair and sustainable implementation of AI.

Time:  Thu, 8:30 AM - Fri, 8:30 PM
Venue:  Canadian Centre for Architecture
Location:  1920 Rue Baile, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.iaenmissionsociale.com
Categories:   Computers; Communications Industry & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 27/2018
Montreal, QC
Montreal: Rally against NAFTA
Join the Montreal chapter on January 27 at noon to rally against NAFTA during the negotiations.

Venue TBA

Time:  12:00 PM
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://canadians.org/event/montreal-rally-against-nafta
For information contact:  inquiries@canadians.org
Phone:  613-233-2773 or 1-800-387-7177
Categories:   Business & Economics; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 27/2018
Toronto, ON
We Won't Forget the Quebec Mosque Shooting! Stop Hatred Now
A year ago, thousands of people across Canada joined in vigils and rallies in a show of solidarity with the Muslim community after the Quebec City mosque shooting. Come out on January 27th to Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square at 11AM to show our love and support to the families of Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane and Azzedine Soufiane. Let’s show the world we will not let their murders will not be forgotten! On January 27th, we rally again to say no to Islamophobia and no to hate. Bring your friends.and family! Bring banners and noise makers!Let us take over the Join us and let’s take over the square with messages of peace and unity!

Time:  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square
Location:  100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/2002484709992025/?active_tab=about
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 28/2018
Winnipeg, MB
International Holocaust Remembrance Day- A series of events
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated annually by the United Nations on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This year, Italy is the chair country of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. It is a global day of memorialisation for the victims of the Holocaust. Each year, Canadians and individuals all over the world take this opportunity to remember the victims of the atrocities of the Holocaust and reflect on the dangers of antisemitism.

This year, the Museum is proud to partner with the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, B'nai Brith Canada, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, La Lupa di Roma Lodge and the Dante Alighieri Society in exploring the legacy of the Holocaust and the continuing damaging effects of antisemitism and prejudice in societies across the world today.

Free Event

Time:  2:00 – 5:00 PM
Venue:  The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, MTS Classrooms on Level 1
Location:  85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://humanrights.ca/event/international-holocaust-remembrance-day-0?ts=January%2028%2C%202
For information contact:  info@humanrights.ca
Phone:  204-289-2000 or 1-877-877-6037
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 29/2018
Toronto, ON
Commemorating the Quebec City Mosque Massacre
Commemorating the Quebec City Mosque Massacre and Call to Action

January 29, 2018 will mark the one-year anniversary of the national tragedy in which 6 Canadian Muslim men were murdered and 19 others were wounded, leaving one man paralyzed.

Through this Day of Action, we will show our solidarity and commitment to say no to Islamophobia, and call for inclusive communities.

Join us in Toronto as we commemorate the lives lost at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square
Location:  100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/180821565855219/?active_tab=about
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 29/2018
Toronto, ON
I Am Not Invisible - Panel Discussion
I Am Not Invisible is a Truth & Reconciliation Commission Legacy Project and Prisoner Rights campaign to raise awareness about the experiences of Inter-Generational Survivors: Indigenous and African men and women over-represented in Federal Prisons in this era of mass incarceration. We hope to organize a support action network of progressive organizations who will come together to organize healing, mentorship, and support programs to integrate ex-prisoners into the community when they complete their sentences.

Presenters Kevin Harp, Federal Indigenous Prisoner Rights Activist and Norman "Otis" Richmond will be speaking on the challenges of Indigenous and African prisoner's reintegrating into society, and on the Black Prisoner's Rights Movement in North America.

FREE ADMISSION

Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  A Different Booklist
Location:  777-779 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/137309913630925/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 30/2018
Toronto, ON
Transit Day of Action
Sardined? Delayed? Can’t afford the fare?

Join TTCriders’ transit day of action on Tuesday, January 30. We’re calling on John Tory and City Council to fund the promised low-income transit pass, better TTC service to fix overcrowding, and 2-hour fares in the 2018 City Budget.

Now is a crucial time to take action, before City Council votes on February 12 and 13 on the last budget before the election. Without increased funding, TTC will not improve service or fix overcrowding in 2018. The Budget Committee approved funding for two-hour fares and the low income Fair Pass on January 23.

On January 30th join TTCriders as we hand out flyers and talk to thousands of riders impacted by overcrowding, unaffordable fares, and unreliable service. There are 1.8 million transit riders in Toronto. Can you help us reach more riders?

Time:  See schedule
Venue:  TTC subway stations- see schedule
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ttcriders.ca/cant-get-on-join-our-transit-day-of-action-on-january-30/
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 31/2018
Toronto, ON
Community Organizing - how to connect with others and gain support for your cause
In person outreach and engaging the public in a 'one on one' or public speaking fashion can easily feel overwhelming, even for the most extroverted of us. So how can you ease the stress, anxiety, and initial barriers to actually getting people to talk to you? Come learn some tips, tricks, and best practices to getting cold glances to melt and strangers to hear you out.

In this workshop we will be covering some of the basic and most common scenarios and how to best navigate each one. For example, fliering on street corners or in university halls, tabling at events, and speaking to a crowd during a public event or action. Each section will be broken down into an hour each and will incorporate participatory activities.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-organizing-how-to-connect-with-others-and-gain-support-for-your-cause-tickets-40206722389

Time:  6:30 - 9:30pm
Venue:  University of Toronto (Exact location TBC)
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Laura@Toolsforchange
Categories:   Skills & Training; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 5/2018
Ottawa, ON
Whither Canadian Diplomacy - Enabling Mining Companies or Land and Environment Defenders?
In light of the government's recently developed 'Voices at Risk: Guidelines for supporting human rights defenders', this roundtable discussion proposes to examine the conflicts that arise between Canada's 'economic diplomacy' to facilitate the operations of Canadian mining companies abroad and its human rights obligations to land and water defenders speaking out about the harms they are experiencing - or trying to avoid - from the operations of many of these very same companies. With visiting guests from Mexico and Thompson Rivers University, B.C., this discussion aims to deepen debate, research and action towards consistent compliance with Canada's human rights obligations, which includes the duty to protect human rights from abuse by state and non-state parties.

Please RSVP to jen@miningwatch.ca indicating if you will attend in-person or online. Online call-in details will be provided closer to the date.

Please see eventbrite.ca for schedule details.

Time:  1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue:  Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Fauteux Hall, Room 570
Location:  57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/whither-canadian-diplomacy-enabling-mining-companies-or-land-and-
For information contact:  jen@miningwatch.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Mining & Petroleum; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 6/2018
Ottawa, ON
Canada's Deadly Diplomacy and Mining Justice in Mexico
More than eight years since the murder of Mariano Abarca, an outspoken community leader in Chiapas, Mexico, his son and a group of Mexican human rights defenders will visit Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto from February 5 to 9. Mariano led his community's struggle against the social and environmental impacts of Blackfire Exploration's barite mine.

The delegation will file a complaint over the alleged complicity of Canadian authorities in this case and participate in public events to build solidarity with the ongoing struggle for justice for Mariano. They will also discuss Canada's role and the worsening context of criminalization and violence in mining-affected areas of Mexico.

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Carleton Universiy, 608 Robertson Hall (Senate Room)
Location:  1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/142082579807168/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Mining & Petroleum; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 6/2018
Toronto, ON
Darker Side of Digital: Human Rights Implications of Technology
Rapid advances in technology offer human rights activists' tremendous opportunities. We can now collect new, and richer data than ever before; gather information in dangerous or hard-to-access places and have greater capacity to project our findings and influence key decision makers and media.

But there's a darker side to the technology revolution. Commercial spyware and malware tools are being used to track and disrupt the activities of human rights defenders. Privacy is under assault by governments who gather massive amounts of metadata on their citizens – and those in other countries. Technology is being used by some to spread toxic ideologies, disrupt democracy and distort the truth.

Please join us for a panel of experts to discuss human rights implications in Canada and abroad.

This panel discussion is co-presented by the International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue:  University of Toronto, Jackman Law Building, Room J250
Location:  78 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/darker-side-of-digital-human-rights-implications-of-technology-t
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Communications Industry & Technology; Computers
Feb 6/2018
Oshawa, ON
Rally for increased healthcare funding - Oshawa
Join OCHU to fight for better care in our hospitals and long term care facilities.

Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venue:  Lakeridge Health
Location:  1 Hospital Court,, Oshawa, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/378172185941940/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 6/2018
Winnipeg, MB
Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past
Menno Simons College invites you to engage with a panel of experts in refugee resettlement, in a conversation entitled, "Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past."

Moderated by MSC's Dr. Stephanie P. Stobbe

Panelists:
Mike Molloy - former Ambassador to Jordan & Coordinator of Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program, co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980

Peter Duschinsky - former Canadian Foreign Service Officer & Coordinator of Ethiopian Refugee Resettlement Program, co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980

Tom Denton - Executive Director of Hospitality House Refugee Ministry

John Wieler - former MCC Canada Overseas Director

Brian Dyck - MCC Canada National Migration and Resettlement Program Coordinator

Dr. Shauna Labman - Assistant Professor of Law, University of Manitoba

Dr. Stephanie Stobbe - Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simons College

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  University of Winnipeg
Location:  515 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor Centennial Hall, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/2048952755341830
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 7/2018
Toronto, ON
Black History Month presents Desmond Cole
Journalist and political activist Desmond Cole will speak to local teens. Other teens and adults are welcome to attend.

Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue:  Annette Street Public Library
Location:  145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http:///www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT311818&R=EVT311818
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Children & Youth; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 7/2018
Montreal, QC
Impunité des minières au Mexique: exposition et panel
Table-ronde sur le rôle de la diplomatie canadienne dans l'implantation de projets miniers au Mexique et dans les Amériques

Bien que le rôle des ambassades canadiennes ne soit qu'un des nombreux moyens de diffusion de la politique étrangère du Canada pour le secteur extractif à l'étranger, il constitue sans aucun doute un important moyen de concevoir et de mettre en œuvre des approches propres aux projets et aux politiques au niveau du pays. La "diplomatie économique" du Canada dans ce domaine a contribué à faire progresser les conditions propices à l'exploration et à l'extraction de métaux précieux, notamment dans des contextes hautement militarisés et violents.

Time:  5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue:  Chaufferie de l'UQÀM
Location:  175 President-Kennedy, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/912597418902932/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Mining & Petroleum; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 7/2018
Toronto, ON
Organizing where labour has no rights: A study of the Canadian Media Guild's fairness in factual TV campaign
As a result of the nebulous definitions and various exemptions in the Employment Standards Act (2000) and the Labour Relations Act (1995), many workers in Ontario have been unable to organize for decades and have been left without basic workplace protections and rights. The entertainment industry is just one of many sectors where this applies.

As part of the Centre for Labour Management Relations' "Organizing the Unorganized" lecture series, this talk, featuring the Canadian Media Guild, will:

1. Review the history of the factual / reality TV industry in Canada,
2. Explore how workers in this industry are falling through the cracks of Ontario's employment and labour legislations,
3. Examine why these workers' situations have been challenging for their sector's labour unions to address, and
4. Propose remedies being sought through the Government of Ontario.

This talk will also:

A. Assess international efforts to organize similar workers,
B. Compare the challenges these workers face to the situation of others classified as independent contractors, and
C. Discuss how Canada's tax law contributes to undercutting labour rights and workers' abilities to gain a collective voice.

Free Event

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:  1 Dundas St. W., Suite 2310, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizing-where-labour-has-no-rights-a-study-of-the-canadian-me
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 9/2018
Toronto, ON
Picturing Solidarity
During International Development Week 2018, join the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, the YMCA of Greater Toronto, Canadian Feed The Children and photographer Allan Lissner in a lunch-time presentation featuring Allan's ongoing documentary work on Indigenous Rights issues within Canada, and globally.

This event will include highlights from OCIC's Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change collaborative photojournalism initiative, which is intended to support a new narrative on partnerships, solidarity and sustainable change. This year Transformations features the work of Canadian Feed The Children, Neyaashiinigmiing, Eel Ground First Nation, Garden Hill First Nation and Aki Foods in addressing food sovereignty challenges, supporting community-led initiatives, and working towards holistic community health.

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Venue:  YMCA of Greater Toronto
Location:  2200 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, YMOJA Room, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/picturing-solidarity-tickets-42363599667
Categories:   Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 9/2018
to Feb 11/2018
Guelph, ON
Rebel Knowledge- 2018 Social and Environmental Justice Symposium
Rebel Knowledge is a social and environmental justice symposium that brings together activists, radical academics, critical researchers, and community organizers to learn, share, and strategize. Aiming to bridge divides and build relationships, Rebel Knowledge is a convergence of academic and community research, activism, and art.

Under the broad theme of 'interlocking struggles', this year's symposium will explore the various ways in which our struggles – and the structures of injustice against which we fight – interact with and depend on one another. We’ll discuss the challenges, contradictions, and possibilities of building interconnected movements and strengthening resistance. From theory to practice and back again, the weekend will be jammed packed with workshops, presentations, panels, art displays, book launches, and interactive discussions.

Some of the topics that will be covered include: climate change, capitalism, and political ecology; feminism, poverty, and animal rights; speculative fiction, pop culture, and social justice; indigenous sovereignty, colonialism, and the politics of solidarity; sexism, gender violence, and fighting back.

Time:  See schedule
Venue:  University of Guelph
Location:  50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://symposium.opirgguelph.org/
For information contact:  info@guelphcitizenaction.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Environment
Feb 9/2018
to Mar 9/2018
Nanaimo, BC
Conversations Toward Reconciliation
The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee report (2015) and its 94 recommendations across all sectors have generated increased interest in the area of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in Canada. This series will identify an Indigenous framework incorporating values and principles that surround an Indigenous philosophy of balancing the mind, body and spirit. From here, participants will be invited to consider the points of intersection for engagement within this framework. A critical component of this dialogue will be exploring existing tensions and disrupting notions that good intentions alone do not equate to good things for all people.

Dates and times: 4 Fridays 10:30 to 12:00 Noon

Friday, Feb 9, 2018
Friday, Feb 23, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018

Register free: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/conversations-toward-reconciliation-tickets-38608096857?aff=es2

Time:  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Venue:  VIU Nanaimo Campus, Bldg. 250 - Faculty of Management, Room 308
Location:  900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC
For information contact:  Sharon.Hobenshield@viu.ca
Categories:   Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 11/2018
Toronto, ON
Demonstration in support of mass protests and uprising in Iran
Mass anti-regime protests have been taking place in over 100 cities and towns across Iran since December 28, 2017 to express the working and impoverished people's outrage against massive poverty, climbing cost of living, vast corruption and embezzlement by officials on all levels as well as brutal political repression. Protesters demanded "Bread, Job, Freedom" while simultaneously calling for the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran and all its factions.

Over 4000, mostly youth under 25, were arrested during and after these protests. Some major cities like Tehran were facing de facto military control. More than 20 protesters were killed by security forces on the streets while at least 10 have died in detention under torture or suspicious circumstances. Scores have been maimed and persecuted by the security and intelligence forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Student activists have been arrested and put on trial while many labour activists have already been facing prosecution and imprisonment.

Progressive organizations and concerned individuals are urged to attend this rally in solidarity with the protesters and political prisoners in Iran. Mass progressive international solidarity built around this movement and not militaristic policies are the way forward.

All detainees and political prisoners must be freed immediately and unconditionally. An injury to one is an injury to all!

Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue:  Mel Lastman Square
Location:  5100 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1506169239501546/
For information contact:  Shora.toronto@gmail.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 12/2018
Toronto, ON
Where's the Funds? Add 1500 Beds This Year!
Budget Day Rally and Action. On February 12, City council will meet to finalize the budget for 2018. The lives of homeless people depend on the meeting’s outcome. The preliminary budget funds a maximum of 361 new shelter beds this year, less than a quarter of the 1500 that are necessary to deal with their severe shortage. If this preliminary budget passes, then the horror of misery and death homeless people have been subjected to continues. We cannot let that happen.

Two things you can do before February 12:

Call, write or visit your local councillor and tell them budget enough resources to add 1500 shelter beds this year. If you write to your councillor, cc us (ocap@tao.ca). You can find the councillor for your neighbourhood here.
Help spread the word about the action on the 12th. Distribute this call-out, and the poster and flyer for the action within your networks. If you need printed copies, get in touch with us at 416-925-6939 or email us.

Time:  9:00 AM
Venue:  City Hall (Meet just outside the main doors)
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ocap.ca/wtf-budget-2018/
For information contact:  ocap@tao.ca
Phone:  416-925-6939
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 13/2018
Winnipeg, MB
Are Black Canadians Equitably Represented in Positions of Power and Influence?
To mark Black History Month, Visionary Conversations will explore issues affecting the Black community and celebrate its stories.

Panelists:

Devon Clunis is a Canadian law enforcement officer, who was the Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service from 2012 until his retirement in 2016. He was the first ever Black Canadian appointed as a police chief.

Leisha Strachan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests focus on positive youth development in sport.

Zilla Jones practices criminal defence and human rights/poverty law in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Manitoba Robson Hall School of law in 2011 and has her own law firm, Jones Law Office.

Francis Amara is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is the departmental coordinator of medical and physician assistant teaching. His research interest is on curriculum development and models of educational development.

Admission is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP to rsvp@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-9071.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue:  Canadian Museum for Human RIghts
Location:  85 Isreal Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://umanitoba.ca/admin/vp_external/government_community/visionaryconversations/upc
For information contact:  rsvp@umanitoba.ca
Phone:  204-474-9071
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 13/2018
Toronto, ON
Pay Equity Symposium – Time's Up on Wage Discrimination: Close the Pay Gap and End Gender Wage Theft.
We have long fought for establishing legislative measures to ensure economic justice. The Ontario Pay Equity Act was a key victory in both acknowledging the under-funding of women's work and in bringing in measures to ensure a process by which to achieve pay equity.

The gender pay gap is gender wage theft! Time's up on wage discrimination!

The OFL and the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition will hold a special one-day symposium on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The session with be delivered by the Equal Pay Coalition’s co-chairs Jan Borowy and Fay Faraday.

This strategy symposium launches the 2018 campaign to close the gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day is coming in April. The gathering on February 13 is a timely and unique opportunity to take stock of the state of pay equity in our workplaces and create new strategies for our workplace and for mobilization in an election year.

The February 13 symposium has three objectives:

to provide a brief technical overview of the pay equity issues your members face;
to identify the demands for Equal Pay Day/Provincial election; and
to mobilize for Equal Pay Day.

Visit website to register.

Time:  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Venue:  USW Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ofl.ca/pay-equity-symposium-times-wage-discrimination-close-pay-gap-end-gender-wage-t
Phone:  416-441-2731 or 1-800-668-9138
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Feb 14/2018
Toronto, ON
Connected by Commitment: Oppression and Our Responsibility to Undermine It
Saying that political and social oppression is a deeply unjust and widespread condition of life is not a terribly controversial statement. Likewise, theorists of justice frequently consider our obligation to not turn a blind eye to oppression. But what is our culpability in the endurance of oppression?

Commentators:

Shannon Dea (Philosophy, University of Waterloo)
Kerry Rittich (Law, University of Toronto)
Meredith Schwartz (Philosophy, Ryerson University)
Torrey Shanks (Political Science, University of Toronto)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/connected-by-commitment-oppression-and-our-responsibility-to-undermine-it-w-mara-marin-tickets-40312882918?aff=es2

Time:  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Venue:  Centre for Ethics, Room 200, Second Floor, Larkin Building
Location:  15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ethics.utoronto.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 15/2018
Toronto, ON
Have a Heart - Support First Nations Children!
The federal government's underfunding of services for First Nations children living on reserves has created a crisis situation for these children and their families. Join ANWHR, for a night of crafts, letter writing and sweet treats as we send messages to our Prime Minister and Members of Canadian Parliament to ask them to Have A Heart for our first Nation Children.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00PM
Venue:  Amnesty Office
Location:  1992 Yonge Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.amnesty.ca/events/have-heart-support-first-nations-children-0
Categories:   Children & Youth; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 15/2018
Toronto, ON
The Overdose Crisis and the War on Drugs
In 2017, an estimated average of 333 people died every month from opioid related overdoses across Canada. In response to government inaction in the face of this lethal crisis, people involved in the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society setup an unsanctioned supervised injection site in Moss Park in August. Now, six months later, they still remain there, having saved hundreds of lives. Their defiant actions brought to into public focus this crisis of drug overdoses, which hits poor and homeless communities particularly hard. They forced the reluctant City administration to fast-track the opening of at-least 3 supervised injection sites.

Join us at the February Speakers to learn more about the underlying causes of the opioid crisis, its link to the so-called "war on drugs," and the measures that still need to be won.

Speakers: Zoe Dodd and Matt Johnson

Zoe Dodd is a harm-reduction worker and an organizer with the Toronto Overdose Prevention site.

Matt Johnson is a long time injection drug user and harm reduction worker. He is one of the organizers of the Overdose Prevention Site in Moss Park and continues to fight for an end to criminalization of people who use drugs.

Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue:  CRC
Location:  40 Oak Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/252386721965371/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Health/Health Care; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 19/2018
Winnipeg, MB
Louis Riel Day
Metis Rights Tour launch: Celebrate the launch of the new Metis Rights Tour with one of our interpreters. Learn about the history of Metis people and the rights they have fought for over the last 200 years.

The Metis Rights Tour will be offered on the following schedule:

10:30 a.m. in English
12:45 p.m. in French
1 p.m. in English
3 p.m. in English

Part of Louis Riel Day events at the museum. See schedule for other events and activities.

Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue:  Canadian Museum for Human RIghts
Location:  85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://humanrights.ca/event/louis-riel-day-2?ts=February%2019%2C%202018%20-%2010%3A00
Phone:  204-289-2000 or Toll Free: 1-8
Categories:   Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 21/2018
to Feb 22/2018
Vaughan, ON
Ontario EcoSchools SuperConference
Join us for a day of learning and networking that will focus on building environmental leadership in our school communities. This conference is open to everyone (including teachers, school staff, outdoor education centres, administration, EcoTeam leads, and general public) and is an event not to be missed!

Registration is now open!

*Please note that registration is currently open for adult participants only. Registration for youth EcoTeams and their teachers will open in November. Please note that youth registration will be limited to secondary school students.

Venue:  Le Jardin event centre
Location:  8440 Hwy 27, Woodbridge, Vaughan, ON
Website:  http://ontarioecoschools.org/events-news/superconference-2018/
For information contact:  info@ontarioecoschools.org
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 27/2018
Toronto, ON
Time to Care Rally
Ontario's long-term care system is in crisis and is less funded than any other province in Canada.

Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, calls for a minimum standard of 4 hours of daily, hands-on care for seniors in long-term care to be the law in Ontario. We got our MPPs to pass it at Second Reading, now we need to get it over the finish line.

Time:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:  Queen's Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/2009530232702877/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Services; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 28/2018
Vancouver, BC
Cyberbullying: Understanding its Connection with Race and Gender
Cyberbullying is a form of online harassment and violence that happens through social media and the Internet. With the rise of populism and the increasing momentum around violence against women, online harassment is shifting. Cyber-racism and cyber misogyny are two terms coined to describe the ways that certain groups have been targeted online.

So what can we do?

This year, on Pink Shirt Day, a national day of bullying prevention, YWCA Metro Vancouver and Hootsuite have partnered to host #Cyberbullying, a discussion exploring how race and gender are connected to cyberbullying. Join us on February 28 for an interactive panel discussion that will feature experts, advocates and youth discussing the root causes, effects, and themes surrounding cyberbullying.

Agenda:
5:15PM-5:30PM: Food, drinks and registration
5:30PM-7:00PM: Panel followed by interactive group discussions
7:00PM-7:30PM: Key takeaways and networking

Time:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue:  Hootsuite
Location:  5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cyberbullying-understanding-its-connection-with-race-and-gender-t
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Internet; Communications Industry & Technology
Feb 28/2018
Calgary, AB
In Defense of Rage: Black Feminist Political Resources for 21st Century Struggle
Celebrated as being one of America's leading young feminists, Dr. Brittney Cooper addresses issues with a fresh, honest and humorous perspective and reminds us that anger can be a powerful source of energy. Join the Department of Communication, Media and Film as Dr. Cooper explores how Black women's eloquent rage makes icons such as Beyonce and Michelle Obama powerful, and keeps us all honest and accountable.

Time:  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Venue:  University of Calgary
Location:  2500 University Drive, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwest-global-lecture-dr-brittney-cooper-in-defense-of-rage-blac
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 28/2018
Montreal, QC
World Without Hate: a discussion with Rais Bhuiyan
The Montreal Institute of Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University (MIGS), in partnership with U.S. Consulate General Montreal are pleased to invite you to a seminar with Rais Bhuiyan, founder of the organization World Without Hate. Mr. Bhuiyan will talk about his experiences as a hate crime victim in the U.S. and his work towards a world without violence.

Time:  12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Venue:  Concordia University - Sir George Williams Campus
Location:  1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/world-without-hate-a-discussion-with-rais-bhuiyan-tickets-4264730
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 3/2018
Toronto, ON
2018 Transit Summit
You are invited to our 2018 Transit Summit. The purpose of our Summit is to build the movement for an affordable world class public transit system. This is a key time to advocate for our issues because we have a Toronto and Ontario election in 2018.

The summit will feature at least five skill-building workshops to improve our ability to engage in transit advocacy, and two hours allocated to open discussion on topics of our choosing. This is your opportunity to get involved, meet like-minded people, and help shape the direction of our movement.

$20 entrance fee. Free for current members of TTCriders, and volunteers of co-sponsoring organizations. Please contact us at jess@ttcriders.ca if you're interested in being a co-sponsor or if the registration fee is a barrier for entry.

Location: TBA. It will be at an accessible location near a subway stop. Lunch provided

Time:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/393067277801652/
For information contact:  jess@ttcriders.ca
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 3/2018
Toronto, ON
International Women's Day 2018 -Rally and March
LIBERATION, HONOURING OUR SISTERS, CELEBRATING OUR VICTORIES, STRENGTHENING OUR RESISTANCE ON INDIGENOUS LAND!

Rally at 11am at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West. March starts at 1pm.

Time:  11:00AM- Rally and 1:00PM- March
Venue:  University of Toronto, OISE Building
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://iwdtoronto.ca/
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 3/2018
Toronto, ON
Toronto: Justice For Tina Fontaine
This event will be held as an action in the aftermath of the verdict released on February 22nd in which Raymond Cormier was found not guilty in the second-degree murder of 15 year old Tina Fontaine. Systematic colonial violence in Canada still remains rampant and we must take action in letting our governments and leaders know that we will not be silenced. I encourage you to take part in this.

Time:  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square
Location:  100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/202271587190338/
Categories:   Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 5/2018
Burlington, ON
Pharmacare For All- Why Not? Town Hall with Maude Barlow
This event intends to inform the public about the health, social and economic impacts of universal Pharmacare, and intends to help keep this issue at the forefront of the political agenda for Ontario and Canada as a whole.

Keynote Speakers:
Maude Barlow & Prof Emeritus Brian Hutchison

Followed by Q & A with a panel of experts

Free Admission. For parking, there is street parking available nearby, free after 6 PM. Also, the AGB parking lot (see map http://bit.ly/2EtoJck) requires payment only until 7 PM. https://artgalleryofburlington.com/

Please bring your own reusable water bottle

Pharmacare Toolkit - https://canadians.org/pharmacare-toolkit

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Art Gallery of Burlington
Location:  1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://canadians.org/pharmacare-toolkit
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Policy; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 5/2018
Hamilton, ON
Upwind Downwind Conference 2018
Clean Air Hamilton and the City of Hamilton are pleased to announce the tenth biennial Upwind Downwind Conference. The 2018 conference is focusing on the City of Hamilton’s airshed model, provincial air quality work, practical solutions and new partnerships to address air quality issues in Ontario.

Who should attend:

Health Practitioners
Planners
Sustainability Professionals
Academics
Students; university, college, high school
Community groups
Non-Governmental Agencies

Visit website for schedule.
Registration includes breakfast, refreshments at breaks and lunch.

Time:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Venue:  Sheraton Hotel – Downtown Hamilton, 2nd Floor
Location:  116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/upwind-downwind-conference-2018-tickets-37727208095?aff=es2
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 7/2018
to Mar 30/2018
Mississauga, ON
Panel Discussion: Where Are You From? Where Are You Going?
Join us on March 29, at 6 pm, for the 'Where Are You From? Where Are You Going?' exhibition Panel Discussion and Closing Reception, in the Glass Pavilion at Mississauga Celebration Square (beside Central Library).

'Where Are You From? Where Are You Going?' brings together a group of intergenerational Black and Indigenous artists who are using their artwork and voices to take up public space to represent and share perspectives and experiences from their communities and cultures. The discussion will centre these perspectives and bodies which have often been historically silenced or left in the margins of Canadian art.

Time:  Panel Discussion: March 29 at 6:00 PM - 9:00
Venue:  Mississauga Celebration Square
Location:  300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/172359413407649/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 11/2018
to Mar 12/2018
Thunder Bay, ON
March For Mother Earth
Let's all get together that's one Community United and Duty love and activism, to save Thunder Bay, to save the Earth our home.

Earth Day, we march from Silvercity/ Thunder Bay Cineplex to Wallmart on memorial , where we will circle their lot and show our passion for environmental stewardship and our love for the Earth...but not before we cross through intercity shopping center! A map of the chosen route will be posted as the event draws near.

Feel free to collect trash on the way, we can even provide supplies!

Let's all do our part to #StandUp4CleanUp!

Time:  Sun, 11:00 PM – Mon, 2:00 PM
Venue:  Silvercity Cineplex
Location:  850 May St N, Thunder Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/march-for-mother-earth-tickets-42687508487?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
Categories:   Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 12/2018
Toronto, ON
From Fukushima to Toronto
On March 11, 2011, the world's largest industrial accident occurred - a triple nuclear meltdown - in Fukushima, Japan. An area up to 50 km was evacuated and 160,000 people displaced, most whom have yet to return. Plants and animals are genetically damaged https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPWRinjQKyg&t=13s. Hundreds of thousands of bags of radioactive soil are stranded around the countryside with no waste solution in site, and 300 tonnes of radioactive water flows into the Pacific Ocean daily, contaminating the food chain. The catastrophe is expected to cost the Japanese economy between $200 and $500 Billion.

At this anniversary event well address a new report by Dr. Ian Fairlie, radiation biologist from the UK. His report considers what would happen if a serious nuclear accident, similar in extent to what took place in Fukushima, were to happen at the Pickering Nuclear Station just east of Toronto. The answer is alarming, exacerbated by the fact that Pickering is surrounded by millions of people. Greenpeace is also releasing a new report about Fukushima that will be shared at this event. We'll also discuss viable alternatives to nuclear power in ON, and brainstorm how to achieve a renewable future.

On Thur. March 15, there will be a similar event in Pickering. https://www.facebook.com/events/2192383464121862/

Free event. And please sign our petitions: www.Close-Pickering.ca and www.BuyQuebecPower.ca

Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue:  University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science
Location:  100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/749957985214181/
For information contact:  angela@cleanairalliance.org
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Skills & Training
Mar 13/2018
Vancouver, ON
Conversations the Global Goals
"We Are the First Generation that Can End Poverty, and the Last that Can End Climate Change"- Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. While the goals represent a shared vision for a better future, the global scope of the goals can feel overwhelming. The SDG dialogue series is an opportunity for people who care about social and environmental issues to connect with each other and learn from guest speakers working in the area of each of the goals. Together we will:

-Explore the issue from a global and local perspective
-Learn about local initiatives to achieve action on the goals
-Identify barriers and share strategies for overcoming these challenges

The dialogue series is organized by and for people who care about taking action on the sustainable development goals. It is NOT an offical UN event.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue:  HiVE Vancouver
Location:  128 West Hastings Street, #210, Vancouver, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/conversations-the-global-goals-tickets-38025585550?aff=es2
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Mar 14/2018
Toronto, ON
Fund it already! Provincial Budget Teach-in
What's holding up the Relief Line? When will the TTC get the funding it needs to fix overcrowding and long wait times?

Come and learn what's at stake for transit riders in the upcoming provincial budget, and find out about our plans for a March 27 action.

The 2018 provincial budget will be unveiled soon, with an election around the corner. TTCriders wants the province to restore TTC operating funding and to fund projects like the Relief Line and Sheppard East LRT.

TTCriders member Mike Sullivan will take us through some of these transit issues and explain TTCriders' demands.

PRESENTER BIO:
Mike Sullivan has worked at CBC Radio and as a Union Negotiator. He helped organize and ran the Weston Community Coalition and the Clean Train Coalition. He was a member of Parliament from 2011-2015. He is presently completing a Masters in Environmental Studies at York. He is keenly interested in transit, particularly planning community involvement.

Snacks will be provided and TTC tokens will be available.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  720 Bathurst Street, 3rd floor., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/416576848791308/
For information contact:  info@ttcriders.ca
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 14/2018
Toronto, ON
Options for new affordable housing in Parkdale
Please join us for a Panel Discussion on the options for creating new affordable housing in Parkdale.

Toronto is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. Rents are skyrocketing, pricing low and middle-income people out of their communities, while homeownership is increasingly unattainable for the majority of Torontonians.

In Parkdale and beyond residents have demanded "affordable housing now!" This begs the question what options do we have for creating more affordable housing in Parkdale?

Panellists will provide an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of some of these options including: Cooperative Housing, Affordable Home Ownership, inclusionary zoning, non-profit rental housing and Community Land Trusts.

We will also discuss possible solutions.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue:  May Robinson Auditorium
Location:  20 W Lodge Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/options-for-new-affordable-housing-in-parkdale-tickets-437250929
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 16/2018
Toronto, ON
60s Scoop Survivors Nationwide Solidarity Rally-Tkaronto
To be held on the traditional territory of the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and Huron Indigenous Peoples.

This a family friendly event open to allies, media, and general public.

Please be mindful, compassionate, and respectful while in attendance as some survivors may be in an a more emotional state than others as they either may not yet be on or are in the early stages of their journey of healing from the pain of their past

*** Speakers and more details To Be Announced ***

A peaceful 60's Scoop Survivors solidarity rally across Canada in every major city- Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal

60s Scoop Survivors across Turtle Island are mobilizing, motivated, and ready to make some noise, raise awareness and build support.

We will gather at noon in Allan Gardens.

Mark your calendars! Invite your friends, community, and allies!
More details to be announced as the planning goes forward !

Time to make some noise!

**Volunteers are needed for this event. If you would like to offer support, please Contact Evan Smith at pastorevansmith@gmail.com or message Sixties Scoop Survivor's National Day of Recognition.

Daamishkooziimin (We are Strong) is a monthly gathering in Toronto for 60s scoop survivors and other Indigenous Adoptees and survivors of the child welfare system. We meet at Council Fire Native Cultural Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30.

Time:  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue:  Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory
Location:  19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/133825510766592
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 16/2018
Toronto, ON
Hina Jilani speaks about the life and work of Asma Jehangir
On the occasion of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, the Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians presents:

Hina Jilani the renowned civil and political rights activist on the struggle for human, democratic and women's rights in Pakistan. Ms. Jilani is a terrific speaker: articulate and logical, informative and interesting, radical and militant.

FREE ADMISSION - voluntary contributions gratefully accepted.

Tribute by Professor Murtaza Haider to Hina Jilani's sister and life-long comrade-in-arms, the recently deceased Asma Jahangir the towering political figure of Pakistan who from a young age till her last breath, bravely fought for human, democratic and women's rights and against injustices to religious and national minorities, the poor and the wronged.

- 'Meri Kahani' CPPC video featuring three Pakistani women and their struggles in finding gainful employment after immigration to Canada.

Please help publicize the talk by circulating this announcement to your friends who might be interested and/or posting or sharing it on Facebook pages

Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue:  Ted Rogers School of Management, Rm 1–147, 7th Floor
Location:  55 Dundas Street West (at Bay St), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/591380277872712/
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 18/2018
Lacombe, AB
Herr Lecture Series: Alex Neve
The world is facing its biggest refugee crisis in almost 70 years. Most attention has focused on Syria, but there are similar stories elsewhere, from Central Americans crossing through Mexico to Eritreans held hostage by gangs in the Sinai Peninsula. While there has been a renewed commitment to refugee protection in Canada over the past year, most global governments are fixated on how to keep refugees out. Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, will explore just how broken the global refugee system has become and what needs to be done to turn this mounting human rights crisis around.

Alex Neve is the Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada.

Time:  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Lacombe Memorial Centre, Burman University
Location:  5214 50 Avenue, Lacombe, AB
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/herr-lecture-series-alex-neve-tickets-38342322920?aff=eac2
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 19/2018
Toronto, ON
Harm Reduction and the Overdose Crisis
We have seen increasing numbers of people overdosing and dying from unsafe drugs in the last few years. The effect of this crisis on individuals, families and communities is resulting in increasing fear and concerns. The overdose crisis has lead to changes in harm reduction, healthcare strategies and public health policy.

What is the actual situation in our community?
What is the citywide, national, and global context?
What can individuals and local community organizations do to in response to this challenge?

Join us for a community conversation with individuals and organizations such as the South Riverdale Community Health Centre who are tackling this issue in our community and beyond.

Time:  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue:  Ralph Thornton Community Centre
Location:  765 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/149415959058523/
Phone:  (416) 392-6810
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Pharmaceuticals/Drugs; Social Policy
Mar 20/2018
Kingston, ON
Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration
In celebration of the Equity Offices' 20th anniversary, join us on March 20th, 2018 for the Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration. At this event you will hear from leading practitioners in the fields of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Centered on the principles of collaboration and community building, this round-table discussion is your opportunity to contribute to conversations on diversity and inclusion at Queen's University. The keynote speakers for the round-table discussion will be Dr. Minelle Mahtani and Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek.

In addition to the engaging round-table discussion, attendees will also be part of our annual Tri-Awards celebration, honouring individuals and group accomplishments in the areas of employment equity, accessibility and human rights.
Please help us to plan an accessible and inclusive event by identifying any personal requirements you may have in advance.

Please contact equity@queensu.ca and we will help meet your accommodation and inclusion needs.

Time:  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue:  Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University
Location:  138 Union St., Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/EquityOfficeQU
For information contact:  equity@queensu.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 20/2018
to Mar 22/2018
Halifax, Shelburne, Lunenburg, NS
TOUR: Nova Scotia Offshore Drilling, Worth the Risk?
Protect communities, fisheries, tourism and climate from Big Oil
BP, the same company responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil, has been approved to drill up to seven exploratory wells off the coast of Nova Scotia as early as this spring (2018).

March 20 to 22, the Council of Canadians is hosting a series of public events exposing the risks of offshore drilling Nova Scotian waters. Antonia Juhasz, investigative journalist, energy analyst and author of Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill will speak to the causes and consequences of the largest offshore drilling oil spill in world history. Colin Sproul, fifth generation lobster fisherman and spokesperson for the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association will address the threat drilling and a spill presents to good jobs in fisheries. There will be updates on the status of BP's application, ongoing work led by local groups, the potential impacts on our climate, and ways people can get involved.

Town Hall Tour Stops:

Halifax, March 20
Shelburne, March 21
Lunenburg, March 22

See schedule for time and locations.

Time:  Tues March 20, 19:00 - Thur March 22, 21:30
Location:  Halifax, Shelburne, Lunenburg, NS
Website:  http://canadians.org/NS-offshore-tour
Categories:   Environment; Mining & Petroleum; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 21/2018
Toronto, ON
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination- Unite to Stop Hate
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March.On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the day in 1966, calling on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Events in the United States, Quebec and Ontario remind us of how important it is to build a strong movement to stop racism, Islamophobia and discrimination.

Time:  7:00PM
Venue:  Toronto City Hall
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://urbanalliance.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Mar 21/2018
Toronto, ON
The 2018 Canada Lecture- "confronting and eliminating racism"
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation's Canada Lecture invites accomplished Canadians to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues related to racism, racial discrimination, and creating social harmony in our society. The program provides a forum for addressing ways and challenges in confronting and eliminating racism and its manifestations, and serves as a unique medium for sharing views, experiences and visions about Canadian identity and citizenship.

In 2018, the Canada Lecture will be delivered by The Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Juriansz, on the theme of Contemporary Issues in Freedom of Expression.

Presented in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Time:  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Venue:  J140, Jackman Law Building
Location:  78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-2018-canada-lecture-tickets-43215017280?aff=es2
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 21/2018
Edmonton, AB
Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights - Leilani Farha
Leilani Farha was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing in June 2014. She is also the Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty, a national anti-poverty charitable organization based in Ottawa. A lawyer by training, for the past 20 years Leilani has worked both internationally and domestically on the implementation of human rights for the most marginalized groups.

In Canada, Leilani worked on housing rights issues as the Executive Director of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) for 12 years. In that capacity, she helped to launch a historic legal challenge seeking the implementation of UN recommendations for addressing homelessness as a violation of human rights. Internationally, Leilani has actively participated in a number of missions around the world to examine housing and living conditions of marginalized communities and to assist in developing policy responses for the implementation of human rights. Leilani is known as a dynamic and effective advocate for economic, social and cultural rights and for promoting legal protection and access to justice for these rights. She has researched and published widely on issues related to housing rights, including on forced evictions, and securing land and housing rights for indigenous peoples. As a central dimension in all her activities, she has worked extensively on women’s economic, social and cultural rights.

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science 1-430, University of Alberta
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/visiting-lectureship-in-human-rights-leilani-farha-tickets-419682
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Mar 22/2018
Toronto, ON
World Water Day 2018
Celebrate World Water Day with us at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema with FREE film screenings followed by a discussion. We have two special films lined up – a Toronto premiere and a North American premiere – both of which are saying 'FRACK OFF!' to oil and gas companies in the name of protecting water.

Together they provide a timely look at fracking and protecting drinking water, especially in light of recent changes to Ontario's Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act. Timing is everything, before companies stake claims; we need to follow the lead of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and New York State, which have all banned fracking in their jurisdictions.

Join us for this important discussion, before the 2018 provincial election in June, when we can all consider ways to make this crucial issue, an election issue!

Time:  6:00 - 8:30 pm,
Venue:  Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.waterdocs.ca/worldwaterday2018/
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 22/2018
to Mar 25/2018
Everett WA
BDSM Writers con
BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. We are the ONLY conference in the world to offer writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors.

Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that's got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.

Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Location:  Everett WA
Website:  http://bdsmwriterscon.com/
Categories:   Sexuality; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 23/2018
Toronto, ON
National Day of Action #Defend the Water
Kinder Morgan is poised to start a key phase of construction on a pipeline and tanker project that would put hundreds of rivers and streams at risk of oil spills -- but a powerful movement is rising up to defend the land, water, and climate.

On March 10th Coast Salish spiritual leaders and members raised a traditional Coast Salish Watch House near the pipeline route which will act as a base for resistance to the project. 10,000 people in Metro Vancouver marched in solidarity on the same day. Now, Indigenous leaders and local residents are preparing to take bold action on the ground.

A massive people-powered confrontation in BC is already tarnishing Trudeau’s reputation as a progressive leader committed to climate action, coastal protection, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples -- and if we show how big the national movement against pipelines is we can convince the Trudeau Liberals that pushing for Kinder Morgan to be built is not in their best interest.

On March 23rd, people across the country will take to the streets for a National Day of Action to Defend the Water. We’ll gather outside our MP’s offices, and then go inside to deliver samples of water collected from the coastline in BC threatened by Kinder Morgan oil spills. With the power of water from the frontlines of resistance, we’ll demand that our MPs put pressure on Trudeau to stop pushing for the pipeline.

We need as many people as possible to show up so we can send a powerful message. Can you join us? RSVP for your local event now.

Time:  12:00 PM
Venue:  MP Carolyn Bennett's office
Location:  40 Holly St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://act.leadnow.ca/defendthewater/toronto/
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 23/2018
Toronto, ON
The Uses and Abuses of Counting in Contemporary Policing and Surveillance
Join us for the 2018 Walter Gordon Symposium. The panel will focus on the social implications of counting as it relates to the law and its enforcement. The proliferation of data analytics within police departments and related law enforcement agencies presents important ethical questions for the contemporary relationship between the state and its citizens. We would encourage exploration of the following central questions, among others: who is 'counted' in the eyes of the law; when and how does 'counting' violate civil liberties or disproportionately target marginalized communities; are there legitimate ways in which 'counting' can improve the administration of justice?

Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue:  Campbell Conference Facility
Location:  1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/making-policy-count-the-social-implications-of-data-driven-decisi
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Law Enforcement & Corrections; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 24/2018
Toronto, ON
Accessibility Ministry Module 6: Disability and Suffering
Disability and suffering share a complicated and convoluted history. Too often, it is assumed that people with disabilities are suffering their disability, and yet for many people disability is more closely related to who they are as a person than to suffering. Hear first-hand perspectives of multiple ways to relate to suffering, and come away from this module with a renewed appreciation for theologies and pastoral practices that leave space for suffering and yet always practice gracious presence with people with disabilities and those that suffer.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/accessibility-ministry-module-6-disability-and-suffering-tickets-36120594671?aff=es2

Time:  9:00Am - 3:00PM
Venue:  Tyndale University College & Seminary
Location:  3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tyndale.ca/tsfc
Phone:  1-416-226-6620 or 1-416-226-63
Categories:   Disability Issues; Religious; Education
Mar 24/2018
Lindsay, ON
Eco Health Conference - Acting locally to impact globally
Our objective is to inform conference attendees about sustainability and encourage them to take a systems thinking approach to the sustainability of our communities - locally, regional, and globally. Through hands-on workshops, posters, exhibits, and symposia, we will highlight initiatives taking place in the Peterborough/Kawartha Lakes region that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability in the areas of food security, waste management, alternative energy, the built environment, and social justice. We aim to inspire, and provide the tools for delegates to incorporate sustainable practices and approaches into their everyday lives, both at home and beyond.

Time:  8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue:  Fleming College - Frost Campus
Location:  200 Albert Street South, Lindsay, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/eco-health-conference-acting-locally-to-impact-globally-tickets-4
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 24/2018
Toronto, ON
March For Our Lives - Toronto
Please join Communities for Zero Violence as we march in Solidarity with our US neighbors in the March for Our Lives on Saturday March 24, 2018.

We will meet at 10 AM at City Hall (100 Queen St.W). We will have various community speakers at City Hall and Queens Park where our march will end.

The time for change is NOW! We need to let our Government know that we are fed up with our communities being shattered by guns and that we stand side by side with the US students and communities in their fight.

Calling all concerned allies alike! SPREAD THE WORD!

#MarchforOurLives #NeverAgain

Time:  10:00 AM; 11:15 march to US Consulate
Venue:  Toronto City Hall
Location:  100 Queen St.W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/330959304063980/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 24/2018
Waterloo, ON
Mobility Justice and Urban Equity: Pedagogies, Activism and Sustainable Cities
Transitions toward more sustainable and equitable cities demand that we develop more dynamic transdisciplinary fields and relational practices that can question the very grounds we work from, make room for excluded voices, and open alternative pathways toward change. This lecture addresses intersections between academic research into mobility justice and more activist stances in the face of climate change and social injustice.

What is mobility studies? What is it for? Who does it? What does it do? This talk will specifically explore how we can mobilize pedagogies in ways that extend beyond the classroom to engage with wider publics in re-imagining and re-making extended urban systems including transport, energy, and communication infrastructures that span micro and macro scales, near and far, horizontal and vertical, slow and fast, North and South, onshore and offshore, urban and rural.

Dr. Sheller is a leading scholar in mobilities studies, often credited with co-creating this field. She is Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, where she is also Founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy. She is author and co-editor of nine books. She is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Mobilities and Associate Editor of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies. Sheller is past President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (2014-17).

Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue:  Centre for International Governance Innovation
Location:  67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobility-justice-and-urban-equity-pedagogies-activism-and-sustai
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Transportation & Travel; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 27/2018
Toronto, ON
Sardine Ride and Rally
Sick of being sardined? Waiting too long for the bus?

You're not alone. Join TTCriders for a Sardine Ride & Rally!

It's time for Kathleen Wynne and our MPPs to fairly fund the TTC in the upcoming provincial budget, so riders get better service and lower fares. Join us!

Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue:  Toronto City Hall
Location:  100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://eventbrite.ca/e/sardine-ride-rally-tickets-43950259409
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Transportation & Travel; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 28/2018
Toronto, ON
Home is Toronto? Making Toronto's Neighbourhoods a Home for All
This event will explore issues of neighbourhood gentrification, access to affordable housing, how cities change, who gets excluded when communities become less affordable and the effective and innovative ways that residents are organizing and forging change to keep Toronto's neighbourhoods a home for all. Contrasts and comparisons will be drawn between New York City and Toronto.

REGISTER: uoft.me/homeistoronto

Time:  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  William Doo Auditorium
Location:  45 Willcocks St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/196978817702162/
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 29/2018
Toronto, ON
The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism- Book launch and discussion
Kevin Skerrett (Research Officer for the Canadian Union of Public Employees) and Chris Roberts (National Director of Social and Economic Policy for the Canadian Labour of Congress) discuss the significance of their edited book, The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2018). Heather Whiteside and Janice Folk-Dawson speak to the issues the book raises for the trade union and working class movements today.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Steelworkers Hall
Location:  25 Cecil, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://socialistproject.ca/event/book-launch-contradictions-pension-fund-capitalism/
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Politics & Political Organizations; Social Policy