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Toronto Events: October 12-October 18

October 12th, 2009 Posted in Current Events, Development Theory, Economics, Environment, Events, Exhibits, Global Health, Health, Humanitarian Action, Issues


BLOG ACTION DAY 2009: Climate Change
Thursday October 15, 2009. Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web. One day. One issue. Thousands of voices. www.blogactionday.org.

LECTURE: The Nuclear Question Physicians for Global Survival
Forum with physician/activist Helen Caldicott. Tuesday October 13, 2009. Noon-1:30 pm. Free. Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. [email protected]

LECTURE: Global Health & Global Justice: Challenging the Global Marketplace
Wednesday October 14, 2009. 4:30-6:00pm. Vivianne and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk Centre, University of Toronto. http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=8257

LECTURE: Public Discussion of the Report on “Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership and Action to Prevent Mass Atrocities”
Tuesday October 13, 2009.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility http://migs.concordia.ca/W2I/W2I_Project.html

LECTURE: Global Crisis / Global Research
International Perspectives on Economic Turmoil. Thursday, October 15, 2009. Please RSVP to: [email protected] . 9:00AM - 5:30PM. Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall University of Toronto, 27 King’s College Circle

LECTURE: Israel And Palestine: What’s Preventing Peace?
Lecture by Middle East scholar Norman Finkelstein. Friday October 16, 2009. 7:30 pm. $15, stu $10. Health Sciences Bldg, rm 610, 155 College. ticketweb.ca.

LECTURE: Teaching And Learning Environmental Epidemiology
Friday October 16, 2009. 4:10 pm. Free. U of T Centre for Environment, rm 1210, 40 st George. environment.utoronto.ca.

FAIR: World Food Week Workshops
Tastings, films, lectures, panels and more addressing issues related to food and how we can take action in a local way. Friday October 16 To October 23. Various prices, some events free. Hart House and U of T Downtown Campus. harthouse.ca/foodweek.

FAIR: For Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign
A boutique, crafts, free-trade goods and a tea room. Friday October 16, 2009. 1:30-4:30 pm. Free (lunch & tea $10). Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor W. [email protected]

BENEFIT: Songs For Peace
Mennonite New Life Center Concert in support of newcomer families with Sara Marlowe and Alfredo Barahona. Saturday October 17, 2009. 7 pm. $15. 1774 Queen E. 416-699-4527.

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