T.O. Greenspiration Events: Canada Out of Iraq

Angela Bischoff greenspi at web.ca
Mon Oct 6 09:14:15 EDT 2014


T.O. Greenspiration Events
Pass this onto a friend. -a

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UN Climate Summit: Who's Promised What
More than 100 world leaders gathered in New York on Tuesday for the U.N. Climate Summit last week. Some heads of state touted what their countries are doing to combat climate change and made promises for the future.  Canada was absent and so is missing from the map - shameful.
http://mashable.com/2014/09/23/un-climate-summit-country-promises-map/#:eyJzIjoiZiIsImkiOiJfMGphODRrcTUyZ3M3ZTVhMSJ9

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Energy East 101
Fantastic 4 min. video about the latest and largest pipeline to expand the tarsands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCWlTBLDJE

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Support Chippewas of the Thames
Sign the Petition
http://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/demand-the-neb-respect-indigenous-rights-sign-to-support-chippewas-of-the-thames-first-nation

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Safe Bike Lanes for Toronto Now! #MinimumGrid
Please sign the petition.
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Toronto_Mayoral_Candidates_Support_Minimum_Grid_100km_protected_lanes_100_km_bike_blvds_by_2016/?buLrXbb&v=44920

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Enviros for City Hall - Volunteer, donate, vote
Albert Koel for Council - Ward 20 http://www.votealbertkoehl.com/
Olivia Chow for Mayor http://www.oliviachow.ca/jointheteam?splash=1 

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Here is a 14 min. interview I did in 2006 on the Healthy Mind Body Planet tour with Kelly Green and Bridget. It's about the dangers of anti-depressant drugs, alternatives and sustainable activism. (You don't need to download it, just stream it by hitting the green arrow on the left)
http://beemp3.unblocked3.co/download.php?file=8488931&song=Healthy+Mind+Body+Planet

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Conserve and Connect
Coupons and tips to improve your home's energy efficiency 
http://link.powerauthority.on.ca/m/1/81662549/b26814-1a3c27f8-0368-4d1d-800f-bc1c7901e04a/25/732/09ad6659-8142-44b7-ab4c-10881a3e304f

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Canada Out of Iraq! City Wide Planning Meeting 
Mon. Oct. 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West (just west of Spadina) (look for signs for the room #)
The government of Canada is expected to announce that they are sending Canadian CF-18s to bomb ISIS in Iraq. There are already Canadian special forces on the ground taking part in the war. Iraq and Syria are in ruins because of interventions by the US and its allies. More bombing will not make the situation better but will likely make things worse for the people of both countries. Western bombs are already killing civilians and each new strike may actually strengthen ISIS. This is a pattern we have seen over and over again in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and throughout the history of US wars. The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War is calling for a city wide planning meeting to decide on next steps to counter the Tories drive to all-out war.
For more information: info at nowar.ca
https://www.facebook.com/events/279693465572395/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited
 
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Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change?
Mon. Oct. 6, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Online Webinar
Are modern food systems impacting our health, land and food security? Join environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki, 100-Mile Diet co-author J.B. MacKinnon and food justice expert Utcha Sawyers in a discussion on how each of us can bring about real change, at the community, municipal and national level.
http://bit.ly/1uOcBrl

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Propaganda is the first weapon of war, the second is censorship
Monday, October 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Room #144, 15 King's College Circle, University College Building, U of T
Free lecture by: Sydney White, Investigative Journalist, Studies in Propaganda, FREE University of Toronto. 9/11 museum follows the Commission's version despite the proven scientific facts. Buildings 5 and 6 are never mentioned.
For more info:  416-787-0592 

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Mindfest
Mon. Oct. 6, all day
Hart House, U of T
Free
Mindfest raises awareness about mental health issues, highlights the support systems available to those who need them, and helps to erase mental health stigma. Mindfest has fun exhibit booths, guest speakers, interactive workshops, yoga/mindfulness, giveaways, films and more.
http://www.psychiatry.utoronto.ca/mindfest/

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4th Annual Ryerson Social Justice Week: 'A Different World is Possible'

Solidarity Rally
Monday, October 6, noon, Gould Street

Circle Dialogue on Indigenous Solidarity
Monday, October 6, 3 - 5 p.m.
Thomas Lounge, Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

Inconvenient Indians - Reflecting on the Past in Canada's Future
Monday, October 6, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
TRS 1067, Ted Rogers School, 55 Gould Street West

Are Universities Being Run Like Walmarts?
Tuesday, October 7, 10:30 am - noon
Thomas Lounge, Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

Making Good Jobs a Reality
Tuesday, October 7, noon - 2 p.m.
SCC 115, Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

Workers Without Borders:  What Rights for Transnational Labour?
Tuesday, October 7, 2 - 5 p.m.
Thomas Lounge, Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

Putting it on the Line
Reflective Dramatic Performance Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Toronto Eaton Strike
Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m.
SCC 115, Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

Go Local Community Meal
Wednesday, October 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lake Devo, Gould & Victoria Street

Student Action Carnival
Wednesday, October 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gould Street

Social Justice Walking Tour - with Cathy Crowe
Wednesday, October 8, 2 - 3 p.m.
Meet at Ryerson Statue

From Ferguson to Toronto: Examining Race, Politics + Scholarship
Wednesday, October 8, 7 - 9 p.m.
TRS 1067, Ted Rogers School, 55 Gould Street West

Interrogating Intersections
Thursday, October 9, 9:30 am - 4 pm
All workshops held at the Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

Coming Here, Going There 
International Student Services Lunch & Learn
Friday, October 10, noon
Thomas Lounge, Student Centre, 55 Gould Street

http://www.ryerson.ca/socialjustice/ 

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I Am Femen
Toronto premiere screening with guest speaker Marusya Bociurkiw 
Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m. 
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West 
A documentary that chronicles the radical politics and controversial direct actions of Ukrainian feminists Femen. 
Alain Margot / Switzerland / 2014 / 95 ' / Ukrainian and Russian with English s.t.
Suggested donation $2-10 
cinemapolitica.org/bloor 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1525520787688231/

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Real City Matters: Growing Pains 
Tues. Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Revival, 783 College
Panel discussion on how to make Toronto better with grassroots activists and members of community organizations. Everyone welcome. Free.
torontoist.com/realcitymatters

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Reclaiming the Don - an environmental history of the Don River Valley
Book Launch with author Jennifer Bonnell
Wed. Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum, 67 Pottery Road

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International Criminal Law on Trial: An Assessment
With Jamie Rowen, Assistant Professor (CLTA) of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto
Wed. Oct. 8. 4 – 6 p.m.
Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, University of Toront
Hosted by Science for Peace
 
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Thinking of becoming an engaged public transit advocate?
Get involved with TTCriders! Find out more about the work we do and how you can get involved at the next Orientation meeting:
Wednesday October 8, 5 - 6 p.m.
OPSEU building, 31 Wellesley St. East (near Wellesley subway station)
To be followed by Campaigns Committee meeting 6 - 8 p.m. (optional)
RSVP with Kamilla at kamilla at ttcriders.ca
http://www.ttcriders.ca/our-committees/

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The Walrus Talks: Resilience
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
Members $17 | Public $20 | Students $12
Listen to eight thought-provoking speakers as they discuss how cities and communities build themselves — socially, artistically, ecologically, through infrastructure, and more — to survive, and thrive, in difficult times. 
http://www.ago.net/the-walrus-talks-resilience

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Creative Strategies to Finance Your Food Biz
Wed Oct 8 6:30pm
Food Action Hub, 2 Homewood Ave (TTC: College Station)
Think outside the veggie-box! Join us as we sit down with the successful founders of Monforte Dairy, Alchemy Pickle Co. and Kensington Brewery to find out how they adapted the Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) model to grow their own unique businesses -- from beer to cheese to pickles. Following the discussion you'll enjoy snacks and sociable networking with other small biz owners. This is a great workshop for you if you're interested in getting creative about financing your food business ideas and products. 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jobstarter-creative-strategies-to-finance-your-food-biz-tickets-13186959551?aff=erelexporg

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Declining Primate Populations 
Wed. Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire
Lecture by Colin Chapman on declining populations and the role of climate change and forest dynamics with the Borneo Orangutan Society Canada. Pwyc ($10-$20 sugg). 
416-978-2651, orangutan.ca

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What World Do You Live In?
Thur. October 9, 7 pm
The Royal Cinema 608 College St.
Pay What You Can, $10 suggested if affordable https://whatworldproductions.com/
World Premiere. This is a provocative, grass roots documentary project on police and security guard violence as experienced by Sanctuary, a Toronto church drop-in community. Unique footage from Toronto's G20 and other anti-poverty and police violence demonstrations ties the Sanctuary community's experiences to timely discussions of police racism, abuse, and militarization in Toronto and beyond.
https://whatworldproductions.com/

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Beyond the Gridlock - Public Transit Struggles from across Europe and North America
Thursday, October 9, 7pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (near Bloor and Bathurst)
Struggles to expand public transport and to block privatization are central to overturning neoliberalism and addressing climate justice. This forum brings together some of the leading public transit activists in Europe and North America.
https://www.facebook.com/events/733357183426020/

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Gender & The City: A Mayoral Debate 
Thur. Oct. 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm
Live debate hosted by Denise Balkissoon. Free. 
pre-register surveymonkey.com/s/genderTO

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DIY Lotion Base Lab
Friday, Oct 10, 7 - 9pm               
Anarres, Dovercourt and Bloor                                                                        
Learn to make your own green cleansers, hair conditioners, and other concoctions.
Register: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/content/lotion-base-lab

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Fruitvale Station
Racism, Police Violence, 85 min, 2013
Friday, October 10 – 7 p.m.
OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5-280 at the St. George Subway Station. 
Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested. 
This is the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Oakland Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. This film is based on the events leading to the death of Oscar, who was killed by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station in Oakland, California. 

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The Green Majority
Toronto's Environmental Radio Show - with Angela Bischoff talkin' nukes
Weekly, Fridays, 11 - noon EST
CIUT 89.5FM
Listen live or catch the podcasts 
http://greenmajority.ca/

In addition to our volunteer radio show we've been doing since 2006, The Green Majority is now a YouTube channel where we break down corporate news stories about the environment, and then correct and fill in all the information they missed in 3-4 min bite size pieces with as much of a sense of humour as possible. Check out our videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenMajority
If you can support us, we can grow! (and members get extra stuff) check out our Patreon page here: www.patreon.com/greenmajority
http://www.greenmajority.ca

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From Hatuey To Cuban Five: Cuba's Struggle For Independence 
Fri. Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham (near Bloor and Bathurst)
Documentary film screening and art exhibit followed by discussion. Free. 
beitzatoun.org

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Information Picket Against The 10-Year Occupation Of Haiti 
Sat. Oct. 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Yonge-Dundas Square
Bring posters, banners, whistles and drums to protest the UN's military occupation. Free. 
facebook.com/events/723196457769916

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Alliance and Coalition Building Workshop 
Sunday, October 12, 1 - 4 p.m.
Interested in coalition work and want to make sure you're starting off on the right foot? Involved in a coalition and want to gain perspective on your experiences so far? This workshop will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in building alliances and coalitions, with a focus on practical approaches to successful coalition building.
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/alliances-and-coalition-building-tickets-12851315631?aff=eorg

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2 Basic Wen-Do Women's Self Defence courses 
- First course: 6 Thursday evenings, November 6 to December 11, 6:30 - 9 pm
Queen & Dufferin area
- Second course (same content as first course): 2 Sundays, November 30 & December 7, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
St Clair & Dufferin area
Women and girls:  this course will be a great opportunity to...
	• learn simple, effective physical and verbal self-defence skills,
	• develop your ability to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations, 
	• increase your confidence, and 
	• have fun!
Open to:  Women and girls age 10 and up
Fee:  $150 - or, bring a friend and pay $125 each!  If cost is a barrier, please speak to Claire.
(Please note that payment must be received in advance to hold your spot, and that no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 3 weeks before the start date.)
To register, or for more information:  Call Claire at 416-538-8837.

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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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