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  • Tuesday, July 22 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Changing Laws, Unchanging Statistics: Rape & Rape Laws in India & Reflections from Canada
    CWSE presents 17th Dame Nita Barrow Lecture - #YesAllWomen
    In the wake of massive protests in India following the gruesome rape of a young woman in December 2012 the government of India made significant changes to anti-rape laws. In the context of these events and continuing violence in India and Canada, Poonam Kathuria, a leading feminist activist from India, will open a transnational dialogue on the challenges of feminist organizing against violence against women and the real impact on women's lives of the legal and policy changes achieved.
  • Thursday, July 17 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    The CWSE Spirituality Circle co-presents: Honouring Shakti - the Way of Peacebuilders
    With Maya Tiwari
    The CWSE Spirituality Circle is pleased to co-sponsor the inaugural event of Maya Tiwari's 'Living Ahimsa World Peace Tour - Canada 2014'. Maya Tiwari is a renowned peacebuilder and spiritual teacher, founder of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, Mother Om Mission and Living Ahimsa Foundation, acclaimed author, healer and Vedic scholar. Local women peacebuilders have been invited to share with Maya in creating a space of ritual, meditation and sharing that honours their work, and shares Maya's vision for cultivating a life of Inner Harmony, or Living Ahimsa. Join us in celebration and ritual as we co-create the Living Ahimsa Peace Mandala while honouring the peacebuilding work of diverse women of spirit. Maya Tiwari is founder of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, Mother OM Mission and Living Ahimsa Foundation. Honoured guests include Sister Elaine MacInnes, Debby Danard, Sat Dharam Kaur & Julie Groulx, and Debra Deen Kerby. Registration required: ticketed registration is not through the CWSE, but through the website: www.ahimsalifecanada.ca For more information email: angelasabrina.lytle@utoronto.ca
  • Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 11
    Summer Teachers Institute in the Humanities
    The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) is pleased to partner with Continuing Education, OISE/UT to present a week-long opportunity for secondary-school educators to reconnect with the leading edge in humanities scholarship as JHI Teaching Fellows. The JHI supports creative interdisciplinary humanities research across the University of Toronto and forges links with the wider intellectual community. We are pleased to present, for the third year, this opportunity for teachers to enhance their own learning with some of the University's leading scholars.