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Weekly list of Toronto environmental and social justice events and issues.

Updated every Monday.

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Tell Prime Minister Trudeau to #ShowustheScience by March 5th.

Prime Minister Trudeau, I’m calling on you to urge you to show your work on Kinder Morgan. You’ve promised that the Trans Mountain pipeline is spill-proof, climate safe and in line with Indigenous rights and reconciliation. My question is: How?

https://350.org/show-us-the-science/

 

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Hundreds of scientists demand improved Canadian pollution laws in letter to Justin Trudeau

The letter signed by more than 540 scientists and doctors from across Canada, calls for changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act that would put the onus on companies to show their products are safe before they’re ever put on the market. Canada is the only industrialized country in the world without legally binding, and enforceable, air quality standards.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4021455/scientists-demand-improved-canadian-pollution-laws/

 

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A Farm in Every Yard

Connecting local veggie growers and eaters through a simple online marketplace that gives everyone convenient access to the best homegrown produce in the community

https://www.seedvoyage.com/

 

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The Ontario Liberals are privatizing your public transit, but there’s still time to stop them and Keep Transit Public!

http://www.keeptransitpublic.ca/

 

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Yonge Loves Bikes!

Wanna see bike lanes on Yonge?

https://www.cycleto.ca/yonge-loves-bikes

 

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Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted.

https://www.vox.com/2015/8/27/9212725/australia-buyback

 

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The City will begin hiring residents to support the municipal election in mid-May. Information will be updated online throughout 2018.

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/

 

Also happening in 2018 is the provincial election on Thursday, June 7. Elections Ontario begins hiring for election-day positions in mid-April.

https://www.elections.on.ca/en.html

 

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Jane

Mon. Feb. 19, 1 p.m.

Bloor Hot Docs, 506 Bloor

Live with Jane Goodall while she conducts her groundbreaking, enthralling work with chimpanzees, which she revealed to be so like humans. Fifty years ago, a National Geographic filmmaker was sent to join her in the Tanzanian jungle, where he captured over 140 hours of 16mm footage that was never used. Today, Academy Award–nominated director Brett Morgen, whose skills of documentary portraiture range from musician Kurt Cobain (Cobain: Montage of Heck) to producer Robert Evans (The Kid Stays in the Picture), takes the footage and sets it to a dreamy orchestral score by Philip Glass in this gorgeous, and ultimately very moving, time capsule.

https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=67851~59fba0ef-6a4a-45af-8cd3-8a8d7c61f184&ep=1&

 

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Tomorrow’s Power

Tues. Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Bloor Hot Docs, 506 Bloor W

Award-winning filmmaker Amy Miller’s new documentary takes you into three different communities in crisis to examine how they’re taking on economic and environmental problems with fresh ideas and determination. From a peace process in Columbia’s Arauca province, to activists pursuing renewable energy solutions in Germany, and a powerful combat against blackouts in Gaza hospitals, Tomorrow’s Power serves an inspiration to build a sustainable future for us and our planet, giving us some much needed hope as we enter 2018.

https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=69573~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0&epguid=a1a41036-cbe1-4f35-bc34-1ed13d4bd525&=&utm_source=FacebookEvents&utm_medium=HDC&utm_campaign=HDCSeries&utm_content=TomorrowsPower

 

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Demo Night! Agents of Change: Climate Solutions

Tues. Feb. 20, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St., Ground Floor

Join us to see the 2017 cohort of startups in our Climate Solutions accelerator pitch as they prepare to graduate from the program, and as we launch a call for applications for a fresh batch of 20 social enterprises to join our one-year accelerator. $10 – $20.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-night-agents-of-change-climate-solutions-tickets-41886765443

 

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Oxjam

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 8 – 11 p.m.

The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street W

Join us for the 3rd Annual Oxjam in Toronto. Listen to local music, win some great prizes and learn about Oxfam’s newest campaign, #Shortchanged. All funds raised at this event support Oxfam Canada and their mission to eliminate poverty, starting with women’s rights. Tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door.

https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Toronto/events/247032542/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDhlY2RmZWMwLWY5NDItNDQ1Ny1iMDBhLWJiODBlOWIwN2FkYw&_cookie-check=HOIpX4MjANLIotfp

 

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Good Investment Fair

Wednesday, February 21, 1 – 8 p.m.

Centre for Social Innovation – Annex, 720 Bathurst St.

Want to earn good financial returns while doing good in the world? Come out and meet the amazing teams that are showing the world that you can do good and make good money. Participating organizations include: 10 Carden Shared Space; Community Energy Development Co-operative; CoPower; Good Investing; Lending Loop; Oikocredit; Social Venture Exchange; SolarShare. It’s a free event, with food & drink available to purchase from the CSI Cafe.

https://socialinnovation.org/event_auto/2018-good-investment-fair/

 

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Wed. Feb. 21, 6 p.m.

Bloor Hot Docs, 506 Bloor W

Discover the incomparable Maya Angelou with this unforgettable journey through her life as it intersects with some of the most profound moments in American civil rights history.

https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=69578

 

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Panel: How to Save the World in a Hurry

Wed. Feb. 21, 7 – 9 p.m.

What are you trying to save the world from? War? Nuclear Weapons? Global warming? Famine? Pandemics? Massive radiation exposure? Cyber attacks? Panelists are seeking to identify the most promising public policies to reduce all these risks, which are inter-dependent. Send in questions during the talks and the panelists will answer them in this livestreamed event.

https://www.facebook.com/science4peace/

 

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Trying to get it right: Indigenous and non-Indigenous alliances working for a better environment

Webinar series: Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7, March 21

Are you interested in building Indigenous and non-Indigenous alliances to strengthen collaborative initiatives? The environmental sector and Indigenous communities often have overlapping goals of protecting the health of land, water, air and wildlife. In this webinar series we will hear from partners, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who have work together to achieve a unified environmental goal.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-series-trying-to-get-it-right-tickets-42245268736

 

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Anti-Racism Town Hall

Thur. Feb. 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Grant African AME Church, 2029 Gerrard E

Discussion on how our communities can stand against hate, intolerance and discrimination. Co-hosted by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and MPP Arthur Potts, with guest panelists MPP Michael Coteau and MP Iqra Khalid. Free.

www.facebook.com/events/866156406900193

 

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The 6th Annual Toronto Mapuche Solidarity Film Festival

Feb. 23 – 25

Woodsworth College Residence, Rm 30, 321 Bloor Street West

In memory of the many who have been murdered by the repressive forces of the Chilean State.

https://tmsffnet.wordpress.com/

 

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Park Summit – Let’s Play – Montreal in Toronto

Sat. Feb. 24, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Daniels Spectrum Theatre, 585 Dundas St E.

Park People’s Park Summit is Canada’s largest celebration of parks. The 8th Annual Park Summit will take a seriously inspiring look at play in parks and public spaces. Playing together alleviates stress, promotes creativity, and makes people of all ages healthier and happier. Montreal has a special knack for play, so we’ve invited speakers from that city to share their formula for upping the fun factor in our parks and public spaces.

https://parkpeople.ca/summit2018?utm_source=Master+List&utm_campaign=3ded3ece0a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_efc9b053b8-3ded3ece0a-1204194637

 

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Nonviolent Direct Action, Creative Protest Workshop

Sat. Feb. 24, 10:30 am – 4 pm

Location TBA

This workshop on nonviolent direct action and creative protest will involve discussions on the history and philosophy of nonviolence, practical applications of this theory through civil disobedience/civil resistance, role plays, explorations of tactics to de-escalate crises, the legal ramifications of and winning courtroom strategies for civil disobedience (arrests, courts, detention), the role of affinity groups, self- and community-care as foundational principles for political action, accompaniment and witness as forms of solidarity, and more. This workshop is organized by Toronto Action for Social Change Homes not Bombs, whose facilitators have conducted hundreds of such workshops throughout Ontario. To register and receive location details, write to tasc@web.ca

 

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In Jesus’ Name: Shattering The Silence Of St. Anne’s Residential School

Sun. Feb. 25, 4 – 6 p.m.

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex, U of T

In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School is a poignant all-Indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film that breaks long-held silences imposed upon children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario. Screening of the new documentary and a conversation with the film’s director, Susan Enberg, and Elder Louis Knapaysweet, a survivor of St. Anne’s Residential School. Free.

https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/c2018on3-community-screening-jesus-name-shattering-silence-st-anne-s-residential-school

 

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Future Cities #3: Home Not Housing

Sun. Feb. 25, 2 – 5 p.m.

Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (Yonge, north of Bloor)

As a powerful proponent of inclusive city-building, Pitter transforms the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon into a more “homey” space that she describes as her public living room. Pitter invites a diverse range of speakers sharing music, personal narratives, and design expertise.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Em=1&Entt=RDMEVT333836&R=EVT333836

 

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Bertie Gregory: A Wild Life

Feb. 25 – 27, Sun at 2 pm, Mon and Tue at 8 pm.

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe

Photographer Bertie Gregory specializes in intimate shots of animals in their natural environment. National Geographic Live talk. $19.50-$79.50.

https://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/current/2018/february/bertie-gregory/

 

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Practical Teenage Green Witch Spring Break Camp

For Girls and Young Women ages 10-16 who want to have fun learning Earth-based skills together

March 12 – 16

http://www.anarreshealth.ca/workshop/practical-teenage-green-witch-spring-break-camp?utm_source=The+Anarres+February+2018+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Newsletter+February+2018&utm_medium=email

 

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Cause of Death: Unknown

Canadian premiere with filmmaker Anniken Hoel and producer Andrew Grant

Join me to screen this free screening – Toronto, March 24. It is a global investigation into the crimes of the pharmaceutical industry, the unheralded growth of psychiatric diagnoses and medication, and the corruption of the government regulatory agencies that have failed, repeatedly, to protect us. It won Best Foreign Documentary Film award at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan last July. Get your tix now.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cause-of-death-unknown-canada-premiere-with-filmmaker-anniken-hoel-and-producer-andrew-grant-tickets-42952786942?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=

 

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For the best Canadian climate and energy news, subscribe to the Energy Mix newsletter

http://theenergymix.com/

 

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The Green Majority

Live Eco Radio Show every Friday from 11 am – Noon CIUT 89.5 FM

greenmajority.ca

 

Democracy Now

Mon – Fri. 10 – 11 a.m. CIUT 89.5 FM

 

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Centre for Social Innovation Events

http://socialinnovation.ca/community/events/listing

 

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Hot Docs

Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)

https://hotdocscinema.ca/

 

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NOW magazine hosts a very comprehensive online events listing

https://nowtoronto.com/search/event/community-events/

 

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