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Upcoming Toronto Activist Events
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MINING (IN)JUSTICE: AT HOME AND ABROAD
DATES: May 7-9
Mining (in)justice: At Home and Abroad is a conference on the Canadian mining industry (including Tar Sands). It will feature leaders in movements against Canadian mining companies both within and outside of Canada and provide space for growing our own movements in alliance with communities impacted by this industry.
This year, we are expanding the conference into a 3 day event, providing more space for participants to meet each other, form alliances, and plan actions to foster a movement in solidarity with impacted communities.
Reports will be heard from delegates from Honduras, Guatemala, Carrier Sekani First Nation, Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Ardoch Algonquin, Northern Ontario, Fort Chipewan, Mexico and more! Clayton Thomas Mueller of the Indigenous Environmental Network is MCing the event!
EYEWITNESS REPORTS FROM REVOLUTIONARY VENEZUELA
DATE: Saturday, May 8, 2010, 1 p.m.
Camilo Cahis and Jennie Ernewein have just returned from a ten-day trip to Venezuela as part of an HOV/Bolivarian Circle "Louis Riel" delegation. They were able to talk to workers and PSUV activists, visit some of the occupied factories, attend the rallies of the bi-centennial celebrations, and more.
The Venezuelan Revolution is entering a critical period. Increasingly, imperialist forces are looking to encircle the country. The Venezuelan oligarchy are continuing to sabotage the country after it has been deeply affected by the global capitalist crisis. Key parliamentary elections are going to be held in September, and President Hugo Chavez has called for the establishment of a 5th Socialist International.
Both will be reporting on what they saw with their own eyes -- both the successes and challenges facing the Venezuelan people today.
For more information, or to arrange alternate report-backs to your union local, student group, or community group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
SCREENING OF "DARK DAYS": HOMELESS NOT VOICELESS
DATE: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 7-10 p.m.
Screening of the film "Dark Days" and discussion.
Homeless not VOICEless is a campaign of the broader Regenesis Project. Homeless not VOICEless is a film project in the making based in Toronto that aspires to tell the varied and complex story of homelessness from the very people who are experiencing it.
This fundraising event is being held to generate funds for the ongoing research component of this project. Sponsored by Alumni for a Free U of T.
POETRY, PASSION, POLITICS: "RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE"
DATE: Friday, May 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of the Poetry of Resistance.
Hosted by Osaze Dolabaille. Performances by Charles Roach (aka Mende), Carlos Angulo Rivas, Monica Rosas (La Loba, and Carla Mesa.
DEHCHO FIRST NATIONS: FIGHTING FOR OUR LAND
DATES: Saturday & Sunday, May 15-16
The Indigenous Education Network (IEN) and Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) present a screening of the film "Fighting For Our Land," followed by a discussion circle with Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Samuel Gargan, Dehcho First Nations Elder Pat Martel, members of Dehcho First Nations Negotiations Team, and filmmaker Rebecca Garrett.
Aboriginal Rights Working Group (Trinity St. Paul's Bathurst, and Bloor St. United) presents a Special Worship Service with Guest Speaker Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Samuel Gargan, followed by excerpts from the film "Fighting For Our Land" and discussion with Samuel Gargan and filmmaker Rebecca Garrett.
The Dehcho First Nations have been involved in negotiations with the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories for over thirty years. "Dehcho Ndehe Gha Nadaotsethe: Fighting for Our Land" was initiated by the Dehcho First Nations to inform and educate, and to promote unity within Dehcho First Nations communities. The video brings the viewer into the Dehcho Process, a plan for shared ownership and shared stewardship with Canada of Dehcho Dene lands. It shares the vision of a strong ecologically sound Land Use Plan, and it describes the obstacles Canada continues to put in the way of a just settlement of aboriginal rights for the Dehcho Dene.