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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Event Postings from November 26, 2013- December 7, 2013


Monday November 25, 2013-6pm-9pm- Navigating the Mythology of the Mad Artist Please join us On November 25 as we host a community panel discussion that speaks to these issues in hope of manifesting a meaningful forum of exchange. @ 519 Church Street Community Centre

Panellists include:

Andrée Vaillancourt
Jes Sachse
Eleanor Brenson
Rachel Gorman

Tuesday November 26, 2013-6pm-8pm- Youth World AIDS Day Event@ Central Toronto Community Health Centre (Queen West CHC) 168 Bathurst Street.

Come on out for a fun and interactive evening of poetry, digital storytelling, yummy food and more. Lots of sexy resources to share! This may be a "world" event but we're going to celebrate, resist, and dance it away in style with some local stories on the ground.

Tuesday November 26, 2013-7pm-10pm- Letters Lived Launch Party by Three O'Clock Press. 
Letters Lived: Radical reflections, revolutionary paths is edited by Sheila Sampath and features a foreword by Grace Lee Boggs with chapters from Victoria B. Robinson, Shea Howell, Juliet Jacques, Selma James, Elisha Lim, Rozena Maart, Lee Maracle, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Nina Power, Coco Guzman, Cristy C. Road, Rae Spoon and Kit Wilson-Yang

Please join us in celebrating the release of Letters Lived: Radical reflections, revolutionary paths!

This accessible new collection features letters written by a diverse group of international and cross-generational social justice activists to their teen selves. In these letters, they reflect on the incredible journeys they have taken since their teens—and what they wish they could have known back then.

Tuesday November 26, 2013-8pm-2am- OPEN MIC at Ciro’s with Dave DeLeary and Glenn Gould. Come out of the cold, keep warm and join us for live music, food & a beverage or two! Bring your guitar and share a few tunes! 1316 Bloor St. W

Wednesday November 27, 2013-12pm-12:50PM Service of Solidarity for the Phillipines. Join the President of the University of Toronto, Prof. Meric Gertler, in consultation with the Filipino Students Association in a service of solidarity for all those affected by the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Join students, staff and faculty for this brief 40-minute service in order to reflect on the tragedy and celebrate resilience of the Filipino peoples. @ The Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue

Wednesday November 27, 2013- 6:45pm-8:45pm- Next Steps for a Tar-Free Toronto. Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street, (south of Gerrard) Toronto. You are invited to hear reports and discuss recent developments and proposals on the next steps in efforts to keep hazardous diluted bitumen (tar sands oil) out of Toronto.

Everyone welcome – Express your views

See our face book: Toronto Against Line 9
And our blog:

Every Wednesday-9am-5pm-the Indigenous Education Network at OISE U of T invites student and staff to drop in and visit Cat Criger and Elder Jacqui Lavalley, Drop ins Welcome or Book an app’t. Hours of availability: Cat Criger (9am-1pm) Jacqui (1pm-5pm)

Contact Julie Blair for more information at

November 27, 2013-8pm- join The Toronto Review of Books team of authors, editors, and readers to toast the health and long life of our very own first print anthology, Tasting Menu: Choice Selections from the First Two Years. @ 224 Augusta Avenue

We’ll be selling Tasting Menu at the party (for a special launch price!), but you can also buy it online, or in person from Good Egg or Swipe Books in Toronto.

The night promises to be a rare festivity of TRB people doing what they do best, rejoicing in great new books—or rather one really great new book. Can’t wait to see you there.

Wednesday December 4, 2013- Bump and Jump with Shameless Magazine at the Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar. This is Shameless Magazine’s 3rd Fundraiser.

Proceeds will be going to Shameless Magazine a volunteer-run alt mag for teen girls & trans youth

As always this is a pay-what-you-can event (suggested donation $5) and is 19+

December 6, 2013-9pm- The Johnny’s at Annette Studios- Rockin' with The Johnnys at Annette Studios, 566 Annette Street, Toronto- $6
9pm - Doors
10pm - Open stage
11pm - The Johnnys
12am - UFCB's
1am - Open Jam

Sign up for Open stage is onsite! Please join u

December 7, 2013-(8pm) December 8, 2013- (2pm)- From Rage Comes: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers in Concert – A full-length work rooted in Taiko drumming, FROM RAGE COMES presents the truths of diasporic Asian-Canadian women through original & traditional compositions, movement, and storytelling.

FROM RAGE COMES will bring together stories of transplantation, rituals of establishing home, chronicles of our fights and flights, and the countless movements we make and are moved by everyday. @ Betty Oliphant Theatre- 400 Jarvis Street.

TICKETS online:
OR through RAW members & apprentices

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