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[16 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

LIVE CHAT: On-line Volunteering. Wed, November 18, 9:30am – 10:30am @ http://www.tigweb.org/connections/chat/
LECTURE: YOUTH FOR YOUTH INITIATIVES. Wed. November 18, 12:00pm – 1:30pm. OISE, room 12-199 (map). For more information see the Unpacking Development Events Calendar
FUNDRAISER: Bar Philanthropy. Thu, November 19, 6:30pm – 11:30pm. Czehoski (678 Queen Street West, Toronto) (map) http://barphilanthropy.com/
LECTURE: 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (Jane Roberts). Fri, November 20, 12pm – 1pm. Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 208 (map). For more information see the Unpacking Development …

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[9 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

LECTURE: The Global Economy Discussion
A post-Keynesian analysis of current events. Tuesday, November 10. 7:30 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-340-1865.

BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest Pilgrims
Mexican And Caribbean Migrant Farm Workers In Canada Launch of a book of photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo. Tuesday, November 10. 7-9 pm. Free. Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen W. 416-535-9914.

FILM SCREENING: How Do We Stop Capitalism From Destroying The Planet?
Video screening and talk by John Bell of Stop Climate Chaos Coalition. Tuesday, November 10. 7:30 pm. Free. Bahen Centre, 40 St George. socialist.ca.

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[19 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: Choosing the Better Path toward Sustainability

Mike Nickerson on Life, Money and Illusion Launch Party and signing of the second edition published by New Society Publishers 7 p.m. Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120. Free and Open to the public. Just north of Queen. Sponsored by the Sustainability Project and Green Enterprise Toronto

LECTURE: Climate Change Talk
Tuesday, October 20, by Bollywood star Rahul Bose and Solomon …

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[12 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]


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. …

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[28 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

BENEFIT: Busking For Change
Tuesday September 29. (War Child) Musicians take to the streets to raise money for war-affected children. Donation. warchild.ca/buskingforchange.
LECTURE: Alba: Dawn Of Solidarity In Latin America
Wednesday September 30. Venezuela We Are With You Coalition panel discussion. 7 pm. Free. Centre for Social Justice, 489 College. [email protected]
LECTURE: Namugenyi Kiwanuka
Thursday October 1. Meet the Ugandan-Canadian television host and journalist. 5 pm. Free. Centennial Library, 578 Finch W. 416-395-5490.
EVENT: Amnesty International Open house
Saturday October 3 at Amnesty’s new location. 10 am-3 pm. Free. 1992 Yonge. 416-363-9933 ext 32.
Sneak Peak …

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[21 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

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”.

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[14 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

BENEFIT: Dakota Nights for War Child An Evening with Ron Sexsmith

Monday September 14, 2009. The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue (at Dundas). Doors open: 7:00 pm. Show Starts: 8:00 pm. Tickets $35 at www.maplemusic.com. All proceeds to benefit War Child Canada for more information www.dakotatavern.ca.
BENEFIT: Hope For Healing (Stephen Lewis Foundation) Performances by Donne Roberts, Guru Brothers, Roam, Aya Dance and others.
Tuesday September 15, 2009. 8 pm. $20, adv $15. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. [email protected]
SPEAKER: Citizen Wealth: Lessons From a Life of Community Organizing Talk by community organizer Wade …

Art and Development, Environment, Exhibits, Poverty, Toronto Events »

[14 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

The other day I had the chance to catch a sneak peak of the upcoming exhibit What Has Architecture Done for You Lately?, curated by my good friend Zahra Ebrahim and archiTEXT.  The exhibit, opening on April 15, is trying to break down the conventional wisdom that architecture is for architects.  Instead, it suggests that in order for architecture to be a vehicle for social and environmental change, everyone must be an active part of design.
It asks “If a 5 year old were to design a refugee camp, what would …

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[19 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

It’s the 2009 LG Fashion Week this week and it goes without saying that fashionistas, publicists, industry representatives and observers have flocked to Toronto to catch a look at the glitter and glam that is strutting the runways. This years theme was Show Love. What I’m more interested in is what is happening off the runway. Toronto hosts a yearly Alternative Fashion Week, which happens later on in April in the Distillery District (55 Mill Street). This year’s theme is one that captivated me.

From April 21st to the 24th, 2009 …

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[17 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

After a brief absence due to Unpacking Development getting hacked last week, we’re back up and ready to go again. This week in Toronto there are a bunch of conferences and speakers around international development, health and politics: