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FILMS FOR THE CLIMATE
WORLD WATER DAY
FRIDAY MARCH 22ND
60 LOWTHER AVE
Doors open 6:30 PM
6:45 PM - TIPPING POINT – THE TAR SANDS WITH DAVID SUZUKI
8:00 – BLOCKADIA RISING! DIRECT ACTION RESISTANCE TO KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
Admission by donation. Refreshments provided
Each film one hour followed by discussion. Funds raised will go to the defence fund for Ron Plain of Aamjiwnaang fighting contempt of court charge for blockade in support of Chief Theresa Spence
Quaker house Religious Society Of Friends60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7View Map · Get Directions
Worldwide Fast for the Earth
The Canadian gov’t, it’s just been revealed, is worried that enviro protests could ‘landlock’ Alberta bitumen. As part of an attempt to keep the pressure on, the Toronto Climate Campaign has joined the worldwide Fast for the Earth, intending to focus on the tar sands. The aim is to have someone fasting every day somewhere on the planet. This is the local kickoff.
As a part of this group of climate activists in Toronto initiating a fast for climate action that will be held Sept 21st to October 2nd, 2012, we just had to share.
While in preparation for this fast we learned of a fast initiated in S. Dakota that is calling for a global response. Called ‘Fast for the Earth’ the kickoff date is August 1st – for educational events – and August 8th for the fast. The goal is to have someone fasting every day in some part of the world until we see a shift to respect for the earth and policies of change.
We’ve decided to hold an event on August 8th to mark the start of this worldwide fast initiative. It will be held at 7 pm at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave. We will show the film ‘To the Tarsands’ which is an hour film devoted to an 1800 km bike tour to Fort McMurray, and it will be introduced by Toronto participant, Shawn Khan. We will also have a couple of other speakers.
We are preparing a statement for our fast which we will release tomorrow. Part of the reason for the strategy of fasting to draw attention to this issue and to press for action is that climate destabilization will cause great hunger and starvation due to decreased agricultural production as a consequence of a drier planet. This is already happening.
We invite you to join with us on the evening of August 8th, and we will also invite everyone who can to join with us for a day of fasting.
We welcome groups to be co-sponsors of this event, and to have a table of information about your work (or bring flyers) to help educate those who come to the range of work being done here in Toronto by our many groups.
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CANCELLED! NONVIOLENCE IN ACTION!
Learn effective strategies for nonviolent action in a series of six evening workshops:
Join PeaceWorks for participatory training including films, discussion, role plays, guest presentations; with resources: Doing Democracy by Bill Moyers, Gene Sharp’s work on Methods of Nonviolent Action; and a book-lending library of resources!
Finding the Strength for Nonviolence in our l lives
The Faces of Nonviolence – the stories of those who inspire us
Analysis, Vision, Strategy of Nonviolent Campaigns
The Power of Nonviolence – success stories of nonviolent social change
DATES OF WORKSHOPS: Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
March 11 to April 22 (no class April 1)
LOCATION: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave. 2 bl n. of Bloor St. at Bedford Ave.
Just north of St. George TTC, (Bedford exit) LOCATION IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
TRAINERS: Lyn Adamson and Lee McKenna
Lyn Adamson is an experienced trainer in conflict resolution with St. Stephen’s Conflict Resolution Service., and international peace teams. Lyn is a Quaker and active in Greenspiration, and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Lee McKenna is an internationally renowned nonviolence trainer (www.partera.ca). With guest speakers including Angela Bischoff on the successful anti-coal campaign of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance and Donna Tranquada of Stop the Megaquarry.
NOTE: THREE EVENINGS OF FILM WILL BE INCLUDED: March 15th, and March 22nd, and April 5th
We’ll show Fierce Light (Velcrow Ripper), Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Liberian women’s campaign for peace and justice) and A Force More Powerful (successful 20th century nonviolent campaigns).
COST: $150 (Sliding scale spaces are available, we want this program to be accessible for activists, please inquire) TO REGISTER: Send a $25 deposit to save your spot - Make cheque payable to “Toronto Monthly Meeting” - (memo: peaceworks)- 60 Lowther Ave. Toronto M5R 1C7
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