T.O. Greenspiration Events: Dare to be deep

Bischoff Angela maltzie at bell.net
Mon Nov 1 11:43:41 EDT 2010

Toronto Greenspiration Events
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Let’s send a strong message to the new T.O. City Council that Torontonians expect their new Councillors to be green!  Send a simple letter to your Councillor, asking them to make the environment a priority over the next 4 years. TEA (Toronto Environmental Alliance) will deliver these letters in person before the first Council meeting in December.
FORUM: Stop Canada's Cultural Genocide at Barriere Lake!

Monday, November 1 · 7 pm - 9 pm
OISE, Rm 5280, 252 Bloor St. W.

Come find out, and hear the remarkable story of the strength of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake first hand.

Tuesday, November 2 at 10:00am
First Nations House, 563 Spadina Avenue

HOSTED BY: Barriere Lake Solidarity (Toronto) & OPIRG - Toronto
For more information: http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.org/
DOC Night Out Screening:

Vine of the Soul

Monday, November 1st 6:30-10PM
The Annex Live, 296 Brunswick Avenue
DOC Night Out is free for members, $10 for non-members.
On November First, the latest installment of the DOC Night Out series will take place at The Annex Live. This month we will screen Vine of the Soul, the latest from director (and DOC Toronto Member) Richard Meech. Following the screening, Richard will engage in a Q&A and discussion moderated by fellow local filmmaker Alison Rose (Love at the Twilight Motel).

About the Film: Can a sacred plant from the Amazon heal our minds and spirits? For centuries, indigenous people of South America have used ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant medicine, to cure all manner of psycho-spiritual ills. "Vine of the Soul” is a documentary that explores this brave new world, offering insights into the nature of faith, mystical experience and self-healing through a heightened state of consciousness. Filmmaker Richard Meech follows key protagonists as they journey to Peru – and back home – capturing in verité style both the life-altering epiphanies and nights of terror encountered after drinking the sacred brew.

Watch the trailer at: www.doctoronto.ca/events/vineofthesoul

Register: http://www.vineofthesoul.eventbrite.com
A history of Sumer, the first urban civilization on earth.

with Sydney White, investigative journalist

Mon. Nov. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Lecture Hall 159
Ancient technology, artifacts: references - Kramer and Stichin

FREE Organic Food Giveaway
Because the necessities of life should come without a pricetag.
4,000 lbs of Organic Produce Giveaway
First come, First served
Wed, Nov 3, 10am – 1pm
Allan Gardens (Gerard and Sherbourne)
Bring your own reusable bags
For more info:  Ryan <ryan at zeitgeist-toronto.com>  www.zeitgeist-toronto.com

When Clouds Clear
Film Screening, Spanish with English subtitles, 77 min
Canadian mining company financed violence in Ecuadorian village – Lawsuit would affect an unaccountable industry 
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tu1zfnxHyg

Wednesday November 3rd , 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Tinto Coffeehouse, 89 Roncesvalles, Toronto
Admission is a suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds to support Radio Intag, Intag's community radio station.

Ecuadorian villagers hope to set a precedent in Canadian courts. Following violent upheaval in their remote cloud forest home, they have launched a lawsuit against Vancouver-based Copper Mesa Mining and the Toronto Stock Exchange that could raise the bar for hundreds of companies speculating on Canadian exchanges. 
For more than a decade, farmers, environmentalists, small business people and local government leaders have waged a struggle in the remote Intag valley in northwestern Ecuador against open-pit copper mining. They want to protect their forests - among the most biodiverse on earth - while pursuing more sustainable economic alternatives. 
But the nefarious and sometimes violent tactics of companies such as Vancouver-based Copper Mesa Mining Corporation have taken their toll, often causing divisions between family members and neighbours in these small villages. When Clouds Clear, an award-winning full length feature film, documents the lives of these remote villagers and explains why they keep fighting, despite the odds.  
Join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary, When Clouds Clear, by Anne Slick and Danielle Bernstein. In 2010, this film was nominated for a Green Globe Film Award in the category of “Best International Film of the Decade” along with Disney's “Earth.”
The film will be followed by discussion with special guests:
-       Cory Wanless, lawyer from Klippenstein's Barristers & Solicitors, to address the Ramirez vs. Copper Mesa & TSX case
-       Jennifer Moore, independent journalist who lived and worked from Ecuador between 2007 and 2010 with a focus on conflicts pertaining to Canadian mining projects.
For more information: 
Contact Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing at 416-653-2262 
Ramirez vs Copper Mesa & TSX lawsuit http://www.ramirezversuscoppermesa.com/ 
The World According to Monsanto

Wednesday November 3rd, 7 p.m. 
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St (at Richmond St W)
Green Screens partners films from the National Film Board with experts and panellists from the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP).

Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. This century-old empire has created some of the most toxic products ever sold, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the herbicide Agent Orange. Based on a painstaking investigation, The World According to Monsanto puts together the pieces of the company's history, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and numerous first-hand accounts.


Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb

Wednesday, November 03, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Avner Cohen (Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies [Washington DC office], Monterey Institute of International Relations)
Sponsored by Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies
George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, U of T
The Evolution of the Private Military Industry after the Cold War

Wednesday, November 03, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Anita McGahan (Rotman School of Management)
Sponsored by Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Register online at: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=9048
108N - North House, Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place, U of T
From Containment to Control: Prisons in the Americas

CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series
Wednesday, November 03, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Simone Davis (Visiting Faculty, American Studies program, University of Toronto)
Speaker: Christopher Hedges (Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Visitor, Centre for the Study of the United States, University of Toronto)
Speaker: Kevin O'Neill (Assistant Professor, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto)
Speaker: Kelly Hannah-Moffat (Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Mississauga)
Sponsored by Centre for the Study of the United States
Register online at: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=9217
108N - North House, Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place, U of T

Centre for Environment, University of Toronto presents:

Local Government Efforts to Address Climate Change

Wed. Nov. 3, 4:10 p.m.
Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street, Rm. WW 121

with SCOTT PASTERNACK, Supervisor, Policy Development, Toronto Environment Office, City of Toronto 

No registration or fee required; all are welcome. 
Visit www.environment.utoronto.ca for schedule updates, abstracts and speakers' bios.
Dare to be Deep

Wed. November 3, 2010, 12:15 to 1:00pm and 1:15 to 2:00pm
Location:  TMX (Toronto Stock Exchange) @ The Exchange Tower
130 King Street West, Toronto

Tickets: Free, available at the door

Special Guests: Alanna Mitchell

Featuring: Guujaaw, President of the Haida Nation, Parks Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and a Haida Dance Ceremony

More info: Please contact the Toronto Wildlands Chapter at (416)-971-9453 ext.46 for more information.
Join us on a cross-Canada Oceans Tour!
Exciting talks from marine scientists, conservationists and traditional cultural performances from the Haida First Nation to celebrate the long-awaited creation of Canada's first deep sea National Marine Conservation Area in B.C.'s much revered Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve waters.

Regent Park Film Festival
Nov. 3 – 6
A Parent's Right to Know - What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About ADD/ADHD

Thursday,  November 4th at 7 pm

What is ADD/ADHD?
Medicating children - IS IT SAFE?
Are there alternatives to psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin?

This free seminar is for parents who's children have either been diagnosed with a learning disability or are in the process of being seen by a doctor/counsellor/psychologist or are being coerced by the school to put their child on medication. This seminar is a MUST.

Hosted by:  The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave. (just east of Broadview), Room 212 – entrance next to Book City

Call:  416-971-8555 for more info.  seminar at cchrcanada.org
NO MORE DEATHS:  People’s resistance to undocumented and precarious work
a Community-Labour discussion hosted by No One Is Illegal – Toronto
Thur. November 4, 6 pm – 8 pm
OPSEU Union Hall, 31 Wellesley Street
(across from Wellesley Subway Station)
FRANCA IACOVETTA is Professor of History and author of “Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Postwar Toronto” that focused on the Hoggs Hollow disaster.
TZAZNA MIRANDA is an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers
MOHAN MISHRA is an organizer with No One Is Illegal – Toronto
And remarks by Cosmo Mannella (Director of The Labourers International Union of  North America (LIUNA) Canadian Tri-Fund); Elizabeth Ha (OPSEU Workers of Colour & OFL VP Workers of Colour); Jessica Ponting (Community legal worker with Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario); Pura Velasco (Caregiver Action Centre); Jojo Geronimo (Executive Director, Labor Education Centre) and members of the Workers Action Centre
Supported by: No One Is Illegal, Justicia for Migrant Workers, Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario, OPSEU Workers of Color, Caregiver Action Centre, Labor Education Centre, Workers Action Centre, Health for All
Toronto Socialist Action Presents Rebel Films

South of the Border 
2010, 78 min.

Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-212 (St. George Subway Station)
Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested. 

South of the Border is a film directed by Oliver Stone. Writer for the project Tariq Ali calls the documentary "a political road movie". The film has Stone and his crew travel from the Caribbean down the spine of the Andes in an attempt to explain the "phenomenon" of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and account for the continent's recent leftward tilt. It features Venezuela's Bolivarian movement and Latin America's political progress in the 21st century.

Preceded by a brief introduction, and followed by a commentary and an open floor discussion period with Cuba Consul General Jorge Soberon and Venezuela Deputy Consul General Aura Samira.
For more info: www.socialistaction-canada.blogspot.com or call 416 – 535-8779.
Toronto Socialist Action Presents Rebel Films

Earth 2100: what will the next 90 years look like?
Friday, November 5 · 7:00 p.m.
OISE, 252 Bloor St. W. (@ St. George station), Room 5150, University of Toronto
This film, first aired by ABC television network in 2009, shows us what could happen in the next 90 years in North America, if there is nothing done to mitigate climate change. Sadly nothing is being done at the federal level in Canada right now and the situation is worsening. What are the consequences?
Earth 2100 is a compelling narrative, interspersed with interviews from leading climate change experts. Of all the major climate change films (Inconvenient Truth, Age of Stupid, The 11th Hour, etc) Earth 2100 is arguably the best of the lot.
After the film there will be brief slideshow on the current climate policies in Canada, and what is possible and is being done in other countries such as Norway and Germany, followed by an open and informal discussion. For more info. contact <paulyork.2010 at gmail.com>

Sponsored  by:  Students Against Climate Change - Toronto
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164980286853126 
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Set to hit the big screen November 5th - 13th
with over 20 programs of feature and short films.
Rendezvous With Madness continues to revel in the mysteries of the mind, exploring the facts and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction. This year, using a mix of video conferencing, and live participation; filmmakers, people with lived mental health experiences and mental health experts will participate in screenings and discussion panels in order to bring together disparate voices from around the world.


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