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Toronto Events: September 20-27

21 September 2009 No Comment


FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: ONE WEB DAY

SEPTEMBER 22,2009. www.onewebday.org

“OneWebDay is an Earth Day for the internet. The idea behind OneWebDay is to focus attention on a key internet value (this year, online participation in democracy), focus attention on local internet concerns (connectivity, censorship, individual skills), and create a global constituency that cares about protecting and defending the internet. So, think of OneWebDay as an environmental movement for the Internet ecosystem. It’s a platform for people to educate and activate others about issues that are important for the Internet’s future”.

FESTIVAL: Earthcycle Environmental Festival
September 21-26, University of Toronto.  Bike races, street theatre, eco tours, documentary films, lectures, live music and more. Free. earthcycle.ca

FESTIVAL: Latin-Afro-First Nations Fest

Music, dance, performance, video and visual art with MataDanze, Paraiso Cruel and others. Fort York, 100 Garrison. 416-392-6907.

FESTIVAL: Festival Of South Asian Literature And Arts Literary
September 25-27. Readings, music, art and panel discussions with Bapsi Sidhwa, Ramabai Espinet, Priscila Uppal and others. Free except for Sat night. U of T downtown campus. tsarbooks.com.

FESTIVAL: Nollywood
September 24-27. North America Film Festival Festival of films made by the Nigerian film industry. Square One, Cinema 10 Theatre, Mississauga. nnaff.org.

EVENT: Global Wake-Up Call
Monday September 21. Join others around the world in public spaces for flashmob events pressing our leaders to take action on climate. Free. Various times and locations across the city. avaaz.org

LECTURE: Humanities For Inhumane Times
Monday September 21. U of T roundtable discussion with journalist Avi Lewis, professor Jill Matus and others. 7 pm. Free. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire. 416-946-0313.

LECTURE: International Day Of Peace Voices of Women for Peace
Monday September 21. Presentation by Kenya’s Flora Terah and potluck dinner. 6:30 pm. Free. Friends House, 60 Lowther. 416-596-7328.

LECTURE: Canada Is Obligated To Aid Its Citizens Abroad
Tuesday September 22. Toronto Debating Society cross-examination debate. 7:30 pm. Free. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia. debating.ca.

EVENT: Car-Free Day
Tuesday September 22. Sustainable Transportation celebration with live music, performances, and environmental and health displays. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square.carfreeday.ca.

FAIR: Careers that Change the World
Wednesday, September 23. 2:00 - 6:00 PM, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto, http://careersthatchangetheworld.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw

LECTURE: From The Ground Up: Fresh Thoughts On Food Security
Wednesday September 23. Panel discussion with STOP Community Food Centre director Nick Saul. 5:30 pm. $12, stu/srs $8. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W. gardinermuseum.com.

LECTURE: The Future Of Media
Thursday September 24. DigitalJournal.com panel discussion on how the mainstream media are implementing user-generated content. 7:30 pm. Free. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042.

BOOK LAUNCH: Making the Most of the Water We Have.
Friday September 25, 2009. 5:00pm
- 6pm. Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, 1st Floor. Free. The Sustainability Network, Corporate Knights and Friends of the Earth are pleased to host editor David Brooks for the launch of the new book Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management, edited by Mr. Brooks, Oliver Brandes and Stephen Gunman.

EVENT: Take A Hike For Planeterra
Saturday September 26. (Planeterra’s Tibet Eye Camp Project) Hike through Rouge Park. 10 am-noon. $25. Twyn Rivers Area, 55 Twyn Rivers. app.etapestry.com/fundraiser/planeterrafoundation/take_a_hike.

EVENT: Naturally Resourceful (Project Humanity) Fashion Show
Sunday, September 27. Recycled, undonatable clothes that have been reworked. 7-10 pm. $15, adv $12. Lennox Contemporary, 12 Ossington. [email protected]

LATER THIS MONTH:
OCT 1-4: M.u.c.k. Film Festival Films on human rights, the environment, and political, social, economic and corporate imbalances. $10, opening night $20; day pass $30, stu $20; festival pass $100, stu 75. Royal, 608 College. muckfilmfestival.com.

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