Toronto Events: February 22-28

FEATURED EVENT:

FILM FESTIVAL: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival takes place February 24 to March 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. All films, excluding the Opening Night Gala screen at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/

Monday, February 22

LECTURE: Financial Crisis And Opportunity Forum on forging a new global order of peace and justice with KAIROS’s John Dillon. 7 pm. Free. Dovercourt Baptist Church, NW corner Bloor and Dufferin. davenport4peace.ca.

Tuesday, February 23

LECTURE: Energy Security in the Asia-Pacific region: beyond the security of supply with Vlado Vivoda. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Munk Centre, University of Toronto. 108N, North House

LECTURE: Immigration, Identity, & Islam: A Conversation with Ali Eteraz
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Munk Centre, University of Toronto. 208N, North House

BENEFIT: Pride Uganda (Pride Uganda Alliance Int’l) Benefit dinner and reception for LGBT Ugandans at risk of persecution. 6-10 pm. $75. Bright Pearl, 346 Spadina. [email protected]

MEETING: Amnesty International In The Beaches Meeting and letter-writing 7:30 pm Free. St John’s Norway Church, 470 Woodbine. [email protected]

LECTURE: Edward Burtynsky The Manufactured Landscapes photographer talks about his work. 7 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.

Wednesday, February 24

LECTURE: East Africa – Nairobi To Cape Town Travel talk. 6:30 pm. Free. Intrepid Travel, 523 Bloor W. intrepidtravel.com.

FILM FESTIVAL: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival takes place February 24 to March 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. 6:30 p.m. –- Opening Night Gala, Isabel Bader Theatre – Last Train Home. All films, excluding the Opening Night Gala screen at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/

READING: Residents Without Borders Book Club. Book to be discussed: Indra Sinha’s “ANIMAL’S PEOPLE”.  6:30pm – 8:30pm. 7 West Cafe, 7 Charles St. (http://www.7westcafe.com/) (map)

Thursday, February 25

BENEFIT: African Canadians For Haiti (Red Cross) Performances by African Guitar Summit, Jean Fojeba, Show Do Man and others. 8:30 pm. $10 min. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. 416-588-0307.

BENEFIT: Grassroots Fundraiser For Haiti (Médecins sans Frontières) Entertainment by DJ Pooyan and others, live mural painting and a silent auction. 9 pm. $10. Floorworks, 365 Dupont. [email protected]

BENEFIT: Recipe For Change (FoodShare) Evening of fine food, beer and wine with tip local chefs including Fabio Bondi and Donna Dooher. 6-9 pm. $100. Foodshare Centre of Innovation and Education, 90 Croatia. 416-363-6441 ext 226.

LECTURE: The Walrus Eats (Walrus Fdn) The Walrus Magazine celebrates with a talk by author Jeff Rubin (Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller) and food by chef Jamie Kennedy. 7 pm. $125. The Wine Bar, 9 Church. walrusmagazine.com.

LECTURE: David Lewis Series: Naomi Klein Talking about climate debt. 8:30 pm. $20, stu/low income $15. Trinity-St Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor W. policyalternatives.ca.

LECTURE: Infrastructure as Political Catalyst: The Case of ‘Second Generation Reform’ in Uganda with Christopher Gore from Ryerson University. 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Munk Centre, University of Toronto. 108N, North House.

FILM SCREENING: Negrito, De Donde Vienes? Black Identity and Anti-Racism in Peru. Speakers: Gabi Rodriguez and Eshe Lewis. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Munk Centre, University of Toronto. 108N, North House.

FILM SCREENING: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 7:00 p.m. — Canadian Premiere – Triage. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/

Friday, February 26

FILM SCREENING: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 9:00 p.m.Be Like Others. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule

Saturday, February 27

FILM SCREENING: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 7:00 p.m.Welcome. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule

BENEFIT: Haiti Heal The World (Heal the World) Performances by DJs Kim Davis, Melanie Durrant, Nick Holder and others raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. 9 pm-3 am. Donation. College Street Bar, 574 College. 647-222-7178.

Sunday, February 28

FILM SCREENING: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 8:00 p.m. My Neighbor, My Killer. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule

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One Response to “Toronto Events: February 22-28”

  1. Juan Torres at 9:03 pm #

    i always watch current events on TV and also read newspapers daily to keep myself updated.`~

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