T.O. Greenspiration Events: Voices for change

Angela Bischoff greenspi at web.ca
Sun Sep 28 22:35:32 EDT 2014


T.O. Greenspiration Events
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Idle No More at the People's Climate March in New York – beautiful 3 min. video
http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2014/09/best-net/watch-idle-no-more-peoples-climate-march-new-york

To Change Everything, We Need Everyone': A Canadian goes to the People's Climate March
http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/09/to-change-everything-we-need-everyone-canadian-goes-to-peoples-climate-march
 
Chris Hedges on Willful Blindness, Climate Corporatism & the Underground Revolt
19 min. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frMArY91HpU&list=UU2Xd902w9u5_2oa7SHFSvZw

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Why I will vote for Olivia Chow by Cathy Crowe
http://rabble.ca/news/2014/09/why-i-will-vote-olivia-chow
You can volunteer for her campaign or donate here: http://www.oliviachow.ca/jointheteam?splash=1

And in Ward 20, vote for Albert Koehl, cycling activist and environmental lawyer. Watch the 3 min. video of Albert at Bikestock.
https://drive.google.com/a/koehl.ca/folderview?id=0B0tEDKakyWGBRWE3Wm5OTUN2ZEE&usp=sharing#

Environmental Questions for Candidates
Based on the Green Action Agenda – prepared by the Toronto Environmental Alliance
http://www.torontoenvironment.org/vote2014/questionsforcandidates

Olivia Chow and John Tory square off at the Toronto Environmental Alliance debate
Article and video: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=199796

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ISIS: Their barbarism… and ours By Matthew Behrens
http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/09/isis-their-barbarism%E2%80%A6-and-ours

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Climatefast in Ottawa - Please write your MP
- We are fasting this year from September 28 to October 2nd. We will hold a vigil on Parliament Hill from 9 am - 5 pm each day. 
- Our key action ask is for people to write letters to their MPs. The three asks of Climate Fast are 1) end fossil fuel subsidies 2) put a price on carbon and 3) develop a renewable energy plan for Canada.  Three simple and essential steps.  Please also ask for the party leaders to sign. A sample letter is on our website.  
- Our main goal is to inspire other Canadians to take action.We are hoping that people across the country will join us in a day of fasting on October 1st in solidarity with an international fast called "Fast for the Climate" (http://fastfortheclimate.org/en/).  This fast takes place on the first day of every month to ask for climate action around the world.  You can do this one-day fast from your own home - just let us know if you would like to join!  
- Climate Fast Organizers http://climatefast.ca

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U of T DisOrientation: Defiant Spaces
To us, Defiant Spaces are those that spark discussions and actions against injustice. They are places where struggles against capitalism, colonialism, sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia manifest. They are, by definition, resistance to attacks on our communities. We invite you to join us this DisO to engage with Defiant Spaces on campus and across this city.
See the Full Schedule: http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPIRG.Toronto

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Toronto Palestinian Film Festival
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3
http://tpff.ca/

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From the Frontlines: Dispatches from the Line 9 Blockades 
Monday, September 29, 7 - 9pm
OISE (252 Bloor Street West), Room 2211 
https://www.facebook.com/events/291743841020293/

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A New Story Series: How to face the global mess we're in and co-create a new story for humanity
3 Mondays 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Sept 29 First Nations House, 563 Spadina Avenue
Oct 27 OISE Peace Lounge, 7th floor, 252 Bloor St. W.
Nov 17 OISE Peace Lounge
This series will inform, empower, and help equip you to play your part in bringing the next society into being. Join us to explore: What are the challenges and opportunities of this time? How can our fear and grief empower us to be the change? What can we do to bring about a sustainable, fulfilling future? 
Unify Toronto Dialogues. 
www.unifytoronto.ca/events

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Solar Energy In The Urban Context 
Mon. Sept. 29, 9:30 am-5:30 pm. 
Ryerson Architectural Science, 325 Church, ARC 202
Symposium on planning, design and implementation. $20.  
arch.ryerson.ca/all/solar-energy-in-the-urban-context

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Voices for Change: Women Redefining Innovation 
Mon. Sept. 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
MaRS Centre 101 College,
Panel discussion bringing together women's rights activists and social innovators. Free.  
matchinternational.org/voices-change-2014

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Imposed  Ignorance - On what evidence does Ottawa base its policies? 
Tue. Sept. 30, 6 - 8 p.m. 
Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, U of T
A panel discussion. Good policies must be based on solid evidence. Democracy requires an informed electorate. An uninformed or misinformed government and public put democracy at risk. Free admission - register online: http://bit.ly/imposedignorancetickets
The event will be livestreamed at http://bit.ly/imposedignorance

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On the Offensive: Building Radical Student Democracy
Tues. Sept. 20, noon - 2pm
Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Music Room
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   

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Let’s Talk about Racism: Introduction to Anti-racism and How to Talk about it
Organized by: University of Toronto Student’s Union (UTSU)
Tues. Sept. 20, 3 - 5 pm
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, North Dining Room
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   

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Austerity and Disability: The Impacts of Cuts and Restructuring on Disabled People
Tues. Sept. 20, 7 - 9 pm
Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue, rm 312
Organized by: Student’s for Barrier Free Access
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   

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Activist Assembly - This City Election Matters
Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm
89 Chestnut, U of T Conference Centre (north of City Hall)
A powerful boost for the final weeks of this important municipal election: The member-to-member connection will make it happen!
www.ourcitymatters.ca

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Real City Matters: What's Going Right? 
Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm
Revival, 783 College
Panel discussion on how to make Toronto better with grassroots activists and members of community organizations. Free. 
torontoist.com/realcitymatters.

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Dance Our Way Home - Women Changing The World Series                                                        
Every Tuesday, 7 to 8:30pm
Anarres, Bloor and Dovercourt
Join us to celebrate ourselves, our bodies and women who change the world! 
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1879

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Insights about the Ukraine Crisis from a Stay in the Caucasus
With Matthew Light, Professor of Criminology and European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto.
Wed. Oct. 1, 4 – 6 p.m.
Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, University of Toronto
Hosted by Science for Peace

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Council of Canadians T.O. Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, October 1, 7–9 p.m.
Toronto Metro Hall, 55 John Street (at King Street West), room 302
Michael Brothers is completing research on a detailed analysis of "Stranded Assets".. These are the oil, gas and coal deposits that have been identified by energy companies, given a book value that is reflected in corporate share values, and yet, can never be sold or used if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate disruption. The presentation will show what the implications of this are globally, nationally and personally.  Some ideas for what our government might do to prepare for this serious pending economic adjustment are discussed. All welcome.
http://torontococ.weebly.com


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The Stop's Food For Thought 
Wed. Oct. 1, 6:30-8 pm. 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen W.
Discussion on income equality and out health with Gary Bloch, Trish Hennessy and Kwame McKenzie. $30. 
thestop.org.

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Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing - book launch
Thu, Oct. 2, 7 pm
Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave. Free
Join author Lesley J. Wood for the Toronto launch of Crisis and Control. This book explains how neoliberal shifts in political and economic systems are militarizing the policing of protest. The book offers a way to understand the influence of political processes on police practices and provides an empirical study of militarized protest policing from 1995 until the present. Lesley J. Wood shows how protest policing techniques have become more militarised and more dependent on intelligence gathering over the past fifteen years partly as a result of the neoliberal restructuring political, economic and social processes. 
www.btlbooks.com

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Wrongful Conviction Day 
Thur. Oct. 2
130 Queen W., Law Society of Upper Canada
Event to increase public awareness of wrongful convictions and talk about change in the criminal justice system. 
aidwyc.org/wcd-2014.

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Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You?
How Social Innovators Are Using Co-op Enterprises
Thur. October 2, 8:30am - 10:30am
Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, 4th floor. $10
 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/could-shared-ownership-be-the-right-fit-for-you-tickets-13066489221
 
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Oh Canada, our home on Native Land: Discussing Decolonization
Thur. Oct. 2, noon - 2 pm
O.I.S.E, 252 Bloor Street West, rm 4420
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   

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Keynote Panel | Game On: Building PanAm Resistance
Thur. Oct. 2, 7 - 9 pm
O.I.S.E, 252 Bloor Street West, rm 2211 
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   

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Getting on TRACX: Community Research in Action
Facilitator: Jaggi Singh from QPIRG Concordia & Mary Jean Hande from OPIRG-Toronto
Fri. Oct. 3, 3 - 5 pm
O.I.S.E, 252 Bloor Street West, rm 3311
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014   

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The Internet’s Own Boy 
Film Screening and Q&A with director Brian Knappenberger
Fri. Oct. 3, 7 - 9 pm
Sid Smith Hall, 100 St.George Street, rm 2117
The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. 
http://opirgtoronto.org/diso2014  

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An evening with David Suzuki – Blue Dot Tour
Friday, Oct 3, 8 p.m.
Massey Hall 
The Blue Dot Tour is the celebration of a simple yet powerful idea: that all Canadians should have the right to drink clean water, breathe fresh air and eat healthy food. It is a cross country celebration featuring David Suzuki and a star-studded line up of Canadian performers, artists and leaders comes to Massey Hall. Don’t miss your chance to see David Suzuki, the Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Shane Koyczan and Stephen Lewis on October 3.
http://masseyhall.com/eventdetail/suzukibluedottour

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Generation Jobless 
Fri. Oct, 3, 7 p.m.
OISE, rm 5-280, 252 Bloor W.
Rebel Films screening and discussion. $4 sugg. 
socialistaction.ca.

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Forging Solidarity, Council of Canadians Annual Conference
Oct. 3 – 5, Hamilton
The conference theme is collective rights and strengthening labour-community alliances to build momentum towards a brighter future with strong public services, good jobs, and renewed democracy. Our speakers will also highlight the creative ways community groups have come together to fight – and win – against corporate power and ensure the well-being of their communities.
http://canadians.org/conference

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Good Jobs Summit
Friday October 3 to Sunday October 5
Mattamy Athletic Centre, Ryerson University (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)
How do we create good jobs in Canada? We all know that the nature of work is changing, and that precarious, part-time and low-wage work is on the rise. This doesn’t have to be the future! Young people, students and all unemployed people from our communities need more choices and more options for good jobs. The entire summit is FREE but requires advance registration. http://www.goodjobssummit.ca/register
http://www.goodjobssummit.ca

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4th Annual Ryerson Social Justice Week: A Different World is Possible
Friday Oct 3 - Friday Oct 10
The week's events will include a dynamic line up of speakers, workshops, art exhibits, and actions to transform Ryerson into a hub of social justice and solidarity. Since its inception, we have animated and engaged the Ryerson campus on issues relating to social justice, equity, diversity, & anti-oppression as it relates to scholarship, campus life, service provision, and community engagement. All welcome.
http://www.ryerson.ca/socialjustice/ 

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Greenpeace Ice Ride
Sat. Oct. 4, noon
Greenpeace Toronto Office, 33 Cecil St. (near Spadina and College)
Bring some wheels, ride for the Arctic and tour climate change landmarks around Toronto. Be a part of a global day of action, with communities around the world joining us in the streets.  Learn why Arctic protection matters and visit people in our community taking the power to change into their own hands - as we partner with Green Energy Doors Open.  Ride with us for a green and peaceful future!
https://actionnetwork.org/events/ice-ride-toronto-2
https://www.facebook.com/events/700318596709007/?fref=ts

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Green Energy Doors Open 
Join Green 13 for a tour of some of the wonderful example of green energy in our ward.
Sat. October 4, 9:45 a.m. 
Heintzman Place - 60 Heintzman Ave.
Please arrange for your own transportation. We encourage you to join us by bicycle. 
RSVP and Itinerary: tinyurl.com/GEDOward13 
http://www.green13toronto.org/event/green-energy-doors-open-ward-13

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Eco-House Tour: Straw Bale Open House 
Sat. Oct. 4 and Sun. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
168 Glen Manor Dr.
View a home promoting energy conservation and natural building. Free. 
greenenergydoorsopen.ca.

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West Toronto Ride For Renewables 
Sat. Oct. 4, noon
Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner
Bike ride from Steamwhistle to the Junction, touring prominent and hidden renewable energy installations. Free. ,
Pre-register 416-362-2337, sustainabilityontario.ca.

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Toronto Queer Zine Fair 
Sat. Oct. 4, Fair 11 am-7 pm, reading 9 -11 pm, dance party from 11 pm on. 
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil
Check out a space for traditionally marginalized voices in the zine community. Free. 
torontoqueerzinefair.tumblr.com.

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Climb the Turbine
TREC Education's flagship fundraiser (Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative)
Oct 4-7
www.climbtheturbine.com

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Rouge Park Walks 
Oct 4 and 5, 9:30 am, 12:30 & 2 pm.
See website for meeting points: rougepark.com/hike.
Guided walks in the urban wilderness.  Free. 

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Homegrown Park Crawl - David Suzuki Foundation
Sun. Oct. 5, 10 am - 5 pm. 
Starts at Christie Pits Park, Bloor and Christie
Walk, bike or canoe between four city parks along the former Garrison Creek corridor and enjoy music, art and food. Free (food tickets $5 ea).  
davidsuzuki.org/parkcrawl.

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Building A Great Bike City In Toronto 
Sun. Oct. 5, 7 - 9:30 pm. 
CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst
Screening of Ottawa councillor David Chernushenko's film Bike City, Great City, talk by Dutch expert Dick van Veen and discussion. $10-$15. 
tcat.ca/node/2371

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Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
Sat. Oct 25 9:30-5:00, Sun. Oct 26 10-5:30
160 Bartley Dr., North York M4A 1E1
A weekend workshop in the Work that Reconnects, designed to help us in this time of planetary emergency and the resulting overwhelm and despair that many of us feel. You will come away with a sense of the bigger picture and a context for action.
http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/the-work-that-reconnects-how-to-face-the-mess-we-re-in-not-go-crazy

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Hot Docs
Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
http://bloorcinema.com/

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NOW magazine hosts a very comprehensive online events listing
http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listings/
 
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