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2012 Past Events  


Mining Injustice Conference: RESISTANCE 2012

 A FREE event hosted by the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network

 WHEN:  May 5-6, 10am-5pm

WHERE:  University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Building - 5 Bancroft Ave.

SCHEDULE:  see schedule at www.solidarityresponse.net <http://www.solidarityresponse.net

Join us this year as we host our 4th annual Mining Injustice Conference! Learn about the work of communities in Canada and around the world that are resisting the negative impacts of Canadian mega-mining projects. Share ideas and collaborate on strategies in solidarity with community members who suffer at the hands of Canadian mining corporations, which confuse "development" with exploitation and environmental degradation.

This year's theme will simply be "Resistance" and will highlight the struggles and victories of peoples living in mining-affected communities.

Speakers from Barriere Lake, Attawapiskat, Ontario, Quebec, Guatemala, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Chile, Argentina, El Salvador, the Philippines, Tibet, and more.

 Keynote speakers include Avi Chomsky and Francisco Ramirez.

There will be FREE food and snacks. Childcare will also be available.

E-mail mininginjustice@gmail.com to volunteer or for further information.

WIAprojects, Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, & CWSE present:

Meral Pasha - Liminal Spaces: Inside the Folds of a Map

Exhibition: April 2 - April 27, 2012

Opening: Monday April 2, from 5:30pm - 7pm

Artist Remarks: 6pm

Location: Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, 2nd floor Hallway Gallery (near room-2-225)

252 Bloor Street West (St George and Bloor), Toronto

Guest Curator: Sevan Injejikian

Curatorial Assistant: Vida Beyer

Meral Pasha’s photographic works explore complex notions of racial, cultural and gender identity. Pasha utilises digital photography and its infinitely manipulable electronic bit to address the tenuous relationship between identity and place and to posit a multi-locational sense of self. Her portraits and landscapes plumb fragments of personal narrative and unhinge stereotypical representations of South-Asian women and the migrant which have become a part of the Western cultural imaginary.

Meral Pasha is an emerging Canadian artist whose research into feminist, queer, and post-colonial issues is an ongoing attempt to posit herself in the various stories that surround and inform her. She was raised Muslim in post-colonial Pakistan, received an English-based education, and was already wedged firmly between cultures when she arrived in Canada as a young immigrant. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Installation from OCAD University in 2011 and has since been writing, studying Urdu, learning Tabla drumming, and reading colonial history. Her art practice has included video, performance, sculpture, photography, installation and poetry. She recognizes herself as colonized, racialised, gendered and other-ed.

For further information: info@wiaprojects.com or 416-978-2080, www.wiaprojects.com

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts funding for this program.



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Pam Patterson, PhD
Associate Scholar

Centre for Women's Studies in Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Director, WIAprojects
264 Bloor St. West, PO Box 22580
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1V8

Aboriginal Education Research Forum

 Dr. Herman Michell (B.A., MEd., PhD)
Dr. Herman Michell is originally from the small fishing/trapping community of Kinoosao, on the eastern shores of Reindeer Lake in northern Saskatchewan. He speaks fluent Cree (‘th’ dialect) and also has Inuit, Dene and Swedish ancestry. He has been involved in Aboriginal higher education in different capacities for over ten years. He was an Associate Professor (tenured) at First Nations University of Canada and has taught undergraduate courses in Indigenous Health Studies, Education, and Environment.
Dr. Michell has studied in four Canadian universities. In 2008, he completed a PhD in Education from the University of Regina in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the inclusion of Cree culture in science education. Previous to this, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Education from the University of British Columbia in 1998, specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. He also completed graduate course work in Education Psychology and Special Education from both UBC and the University of Manitoba. Dr. Michell initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg in 1990. Currently, Dr. Michell is the Executive Director of the Northern Teacher Education Program-Northern Professional Access Program (NORTEP-NORPAC) program, University of Regina, in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Michell sits on numerous internal and external committees including having served on the Board of Governors at First Nations University of Canada as a faculty representative for seven years. His administrative experience included a three-year term as Department Head of Science and one year as Acting Head of Science.
As part of his academic endeavors, Dr. Michell has published widely and has also travelled internationally (South Africa, Netherlands, England, South America, West Indies, Barbadoes). Dr. Michell regularly visits pre-service teacher education programs as a guest lecturer on the topic of cultural content inclusion. He is also called upon as a guest speaker on numerous occasions to address youth in First Nation communities and schools in relation to pursuing careers in science and health-related fields. As principal investigator, his research team recently completed a major federally funded study in 2008 entitled, “Learning Indigenous Science from Place: An Action Research Study Examining Indigenous Science Perspectives in Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Community Contexts.” It will influence curriculum and instruction in science education for years to come. Dr. Herman Michell with Dr. Glen Aikenhead are co-authors of a book titled “Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Nature”.
In addition, Dr. Michell has just published a book titled “Working with Elders and Indigenous Knowledge Systems: A Reader and Guide for Places of Higher Learning”.

Concurrent Sessions

Thursday, April 12, 2012

MORNING SESSIONS: 10:45am - 12:15pm

Visioning an Indigenous Strength-Based Advising Model: A Discussion

Bret Nickels
Carl Stone             
Carla Loewen

Adult Basic Education - Essential Skills for the Workplace (ABE-ESWP) Program: Promising Practices and Promising Outcomes

Natalie Shorten
Jeanne Shivak

Integrating Aboriginal Literature into Curriculum for Student Success

Helen Armstrong
Donna Forsyth

Journey to Aboriginal Research Protocols - A Partnership in Research

David Anderson   
Karen Rempel        
Alan Gardiner       
Robin Enns

First Nations Education Toolkit - Focus Group Discussion

Shannon Monk Payne        
Curtis Mallet

Creating Respectful Places for Aboriginal Nursing Students

Donna Martin
Marilyn Seguire
Dauna Crooks

Developing a Charter for Compassion & Guidelines for Sensitive Practice for First Nations and Metis Children who have Historically and/or Culturally Experienced the Child Welfare System

Jacqueline Maurice

Elder's Circle


Council of Ministers of Education, Canada and Aboriginal Education Research

Christy Bressette
Aamir Taiyeb

World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium: International Practices That Respect Our Indigenous Ways to Post Secondary Education

Laura Horton
Delbert Horton

Knowledge and Wisdom: Places on the Healing Path
combined with
First Nations Philosophy and Addictions Recovery

Glen McCabe
John G Hansen

Paths Toward Reconciliation in the Workplace: Exploring the Aboriginal Cultures Awareness Workshop
combined with
Setting Good Footprints: Reconstructing Holistic Success of Indigenous Students in Higher Education

Cathy Rocke
Audrey Richard

Gathering Stories about Relocation to Teach & Learn Aboriginal Concepts of Place
combined with
Word Warriors: Aboriginal Reseachers and Our Place in the Community

Heather Sanguins
David Anderson

First Nations, Metis & Inuit Research Ethics: Application of the TriCouncil Policy Statement 2

Lynn Lavallee

A Journey in Decolonized Research: World Heritage Site, Aboriginal Land Use and One Student at Poplar River First Nation

Agnieszka (Agnes) Pawlowska

Anishinaabe-Kwe Metis Research Design & Methodology: My Dissertation Experience
combined with
Impact of Inequialities Among Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children on Their Readiness for School

Chantal Fiola
Kathy Mallett

Elder's Circle


'Language Immersion Tepee' as a Facilitator of the Sami Language Learning

Satu Uusiautti

Ogichitaakweg: Bijiinaago, Noongom, Waabang (Women Warrior/Leadership)
combined with
Zapatismo Thought as an Indigenous Strategy of Resistance: Research Findings on the Effects on Community Education by the Zapatista Revolutionary Movements of Mexico. Connections and Implications for Autonomous Education in First Nations of Northern Ontario & Northern Manitoba 

Colleen McIvor
Manveer Dhillon

Sustainable Development Prospects in the 21st Century

Mehrdad (Mark) Mirza-Agha

Anishinabe Education in the 7th Fire: Learning and Connecting Histories at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing

A Cultural and Environmental Spin to Mathematics Education: Research Implementation Experience in a Canadian Aboriginal Community

Anthony Ezeife

Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water 

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair
Warren Cariou

Building Relationship Between Indigenous & Western Science: Creating Practical Science Education at the Secondary and Post-Secondary Levels
combined with
Aki Kwaamdanda: Indigenous Environmental Science and Protection

Robert-Falcon Ouellette
Brian Rice

Elder's Circle

Early registration is March 31, 2012 at www.aerf.ca.
We have a great Keynote speaker lined up and presenters from across Canada, and one presenter from the U.S.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
please find attached invitation to OISE'S 2nd Annual Indigenous Psychology Symposium to be held on May 31 in Toronto. We have four wonderful and exciting new keynote speakers this year.
Please send in your registration as soon as possible, as spaces are limited. Hope to see you there...if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.
And please circulate widely...miigwetch/mahsi cho.
In Spirit,

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart (YK Dene), PhD, C.Psych Assistant Professor, Counseling Program Special Advisor the Dean on Aboriginal Education Chair of the Indigenous Education Network OISE - University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, 7th floor, Room 7-220 Toronto, Ontario  M5S 1V6 cell #: 416-828-4715 office tel. # : 416-978-0723 fax #: 416-926-4749
e-mail: suzanne.stewart@utoronto.ca






InterChange GTA is pleased to invite you to an informative discussion 
about efforts for reconciliation currently occurring in Sri Lanka. The 
Toronto diaspora group, Sri Lankans Without Borders have brought two 
special guests, Prashan De Visser and Christin Rajah of Sri Lanka 
Unites, to Toronto for a speakers tour. We will have the opportunity to 
hear about their experience growing up in Sri Lanka and how they came 
together to form the movement for reconciliation among the young Sri 
Lankan population.

The event will take place in the Peace Lounge, 7th Floor, OISE, from 3- 
5 p.m. on Tuesday April 3.

Please let us know if you plan to be there.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sara, for InterChange GTA







Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Register Today for the ICN Webinar on "Global Food Prices – What is going on?" (in English and French)

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In 2007, grain prices started to rise sharply. They peaked in 2008 at the highest levels most grains had seen for 30 years. Then prices fell steeply, although not all the way back down to pre-2007 levels. In 2010 they rose again, and in 2011, prices set new records.

What is going on? Do international markets matter to poor people in developing countries? How? Do they matter to us in Canada? What might Canada do to make a difference?

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:00pm (EDT), Sophia Murphy, a consultant and Senior Advisor to the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Trade and Global Governance program, will present an hour-long webinar in English on this topic. The webinar will be also translated in real time into French.

To register for this webinar, contact Sumeep Bath at the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation at pr@mcic.ca and please indicate if you would like to participate in the English or French-language webinar.

Please note that all times given are Eastern Daylight Time.

Sophia Murphy is a political economist with 20 years experience working on food, agriculture and international development. Her work is focused on the interests of developing countries in international food systems and the reforms needed in developed country agriculture to protect and promote the universal human right to food. Sophia is a consultant and Senior Advisor to the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Trade and Global Governance program. She has worked for the United Nations in Geneva, and as a policy officer with the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, in Ottawa. Sophia has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a master's (with distinction) from the London School of Economics in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries. She lives and works in Squamish, British Columbia.


En 2007, les prix des céréales ont commencé à augmenter rapidement. Ils ont atteint en 2008 un sommet jamais vu en 30 ans. Puis les prix ont chuté, sans retomber à leur niveau d’avant 2007. En 2010, ils ont remonté et, en 2011, ils ont établi de nouveaux records.

Qu’est-ce qui se passe? Les marchés internationaux ont-ils de l’importance pour les pauvres dans les pays en développement? Comment? Ont-ils de l’importance pour nous au Canada? Que pourrait faire le Canada pour changer la situation?

Le mardi 27 mars 2012 á 14 :00 (HAE), Sophia Murphy, consultante et conseillère principale à l’Institut pour l’agriculture et la politique commerciale et pour le programme de gouvernance mondiale, à Minneapolis, présentera un webinaire sur ce sujet en anglais. Le webinaire sera traduit en français en temps réel.

Pour vous inscrire à ce webinaire, veuillez prendre contact avec Sumeep Bath, du Conseil de coopération internationale du Manitoba, à l’adresse courriel pr@mcic.ca et indiquez si vous voulez participer au webinaire anglais ou au webinaire français.

Veuillez remarquer que les heures indiquées correspondent à l’Heure avancée de l’Est.

Spécialiste en économie politique, Sophia Murphy a 20 ans d’expérience en alimentation, en agriculture et en développement international. Elle travaille sur les intérêts des pays en développement dans les systèmes alimentaires internationaux et sur les réformes qui s’imposeraient dans l’agriculture des pays développés pour protéger et promouvoir le droit humain universel à l’alimentation. Sophia est consultante et conseillère principale à l’Institut pour l’agriculture et la politique commerciale et pour le programme de gouvernance mondiale, à Minneapolis. Elle a travaillé pour les Nations Unies à Genève et elle a été agente de politique au Conseil canadien pour la coopération internationale, à Ottawa. Sophia a un diplôme en politique, philosophie et économie de l’Université d’Oxford et une maîtrise (avec distinction) de la London School of Economics en politique sociale et en planification dans les pays en développement. Elle vit et travaille à Squamish, en Colombie-Britannique.


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A Celebration of Women, sponsored by the CWSE, present:


Woman of Action: Key to Equity, Justice & Peace

One Day Conference



Saturday, March 24, 2012

9:30am—5pm, networking and meet the speakers session 5—7pm

OISE Auditorium, main floor, 252 Bloor St W (above the St George subway station), Toronto



Dr. Sharifa Sharif, PhD
Author of On the Edge of Being: An Afghan Women’s Journey, Cultural Advisor for Afghanistan in Canada

Rosetta Standard and Mama Zuma

Zimele, A program which seeks to develop self-sustainable communities through creating self-help savings groups, microbusinesses, mentorships, and non-profit projects

Dr. Loretta Chen, PhD
Ambassador to The Body Shop’s Stop Sex Trafficking, Hermes’ PS I Silk You outreach program for underprivileged girls, Evian’s Live Young Campaign

Diane Longboat Kahontakawas

Of the Turtle Clan, Mohawk from Six Nations, Grand River Territory
Traditional Teacher, Ceremonial Leader

Dr. Shabnam Nazli, PhD
Founder, Hope Development Organization, now A Celebration House focused on Women’s Rights in Pakistan

Monika and Graham Burwise
Founder, Global Awakening Institute

and more…



Tickets $80.00 per person before March 23; $90.00 at the door; deals available for groups of 10.

Limited seating so reserve your tickets now, at www.acelebrationofwomen.org

A Celebration of Women is a global organization created to celebrate the lives of women leaders from around the globe. Conceived in 2009, this organization today houses hundreds of women leaders within an the Alumni group WOMEN of ACTION. Each woman attached to this SUMMIT is a member of our Alumni.

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/357297084293372/

Please join us for the Aboriginal Education Research at OISE portion of the OISE Research Celebration, March 27 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Speakers include:

A light lunch will be provided.


Tools For Change Winter Workshop Schedule
Suggested Donation: $10 For Unwaged. $20 For Waged And People Representing Organizations.

Leading Workshops: A Training For Trainers
Time: Thursday, January 18th, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Planning on leading a workshop in the future? Then this workshop is for you. This training will cover the basic principles of workshop design and delivery including how to create a comfortable learning environment, manage workshop logistics, pay attention to power and process, choose content that will fit your group’s different learning styles, and look after yourself in the role of facilitator. You’ll have the opportunity to create a simple workshop design and get feedback, so please come prepared with something in mind. Register. http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/12/leading-workshops-a-training-for-trainers/

Group Decision Making Workshop
Sunday, January 22nd, 1pm – 4pm.

How movement groups make decisions has a big impact on our politics, our effectiveness, and the quality of our activist experience. It can be a major challenge to find the model that has the right mix of inclusiveness, accountability, and efficiency for your group. This workshop will explore different decision-making and organizational models used by activist and advocacy groups, such as consensus, voting, spokescouncils, and hybrid varieties. Read more and register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/02/decision-making-and-organizational-structure-for-groups/

Avoiding Activist Burnout Workshop
Thursday, January 26, 2012 From 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM.

An activist culture that emphasizes passion and unwavering commitment can be alienating to those members who have lost some of that initial spark. This workshop aims to break down the stigma surrounding activist burnout, offer some constructive solutions for how to get back from the brink of burnout, and tips how to prevent it in yourself and members of your group. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/05/avoiding-activist-burnout-workshop/

Self-Defense: Politics And Practice
Sunday, January 29, 2012 From 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM.

Our experiences of violence impacts our lives, and our activism. To challenge patriarchy, colonialism and capitalism we need to be able to defend ourselves and our communities. Join us for a physical self-defense workshop and a discussion about gender norms and the right to anger, to healthy aggression and to countering the pathologizing of women who fight back. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/08/self-defense-politics-and-practice/

Mastering Google And Going Deeper: Web Research Skills For Activists And Independent Journalists
Sunday February 5, 2012, 1pm – 5pm.

This workshop presents the skills and techniques that investigative journalists and private-eyes use to do deep digging research on the Internet. It show people how to use google in ways most people are unaware of and how to access the wealth of information on the Internet that Google can’t find. Jammed packed from edge to edge, this session will be a chance for novice and expert researchers alike to pick up skills they can use everyday. The last hour of this workshop will be tailored to using Access to Information laws to get government records. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/10/mastering-google-and-going-deeper-web-research-skills-for-activists-and-independent-journalists/

Grassroots Financial Management Workshop
Sunday February 12, 2012, 1pm – 5pm.

In the whirl of everyday demands, it’s easy to loose track of our finances. The consequences are bad enough when we mismanage personal money,and the stakes are just as high when we’re dealing with the limited budgets of grassroots activist organizations. Come learn about the basic steps you must take to manage your group’s finances, including an introduction to bookkeeping. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/10/grassroots-financial-management-101/

Great Meeting Facilitation Workshop
Saturday, March 3, 2012 From 1:00 PM To 5:00 PM.

A major part of social change work is lots of meetings. Meetings can be inspiring, hellish, or somewhere in between. The quality of a meeting depends a lot on good facilitation. Facilitators aren’t supposed to run the show, and they do more than keep track of who wants to speak. In this workshop you’ll learn and practice some steps, tools, techniques and approaches that can help you effectively facilitate meetings – and that includes those difficult meetings. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/05/great-meeting-facilitation-workshop/

Direct Action Workshop
Saturday, March 17, 2012 From 11:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

Direct action has played an integral role in most movements for social change, from the civil rights era to the suffragettes, and from forest defense to worker justice movements. This workshop is for people who are newer to direct action and are interested in learning about different kinds of direct action, as well as the basics of when, why and how to integrate direct action into your campaigns. Topics to be covered include: campaign strategy, choosing an action that suits your goals, building your action team, common roles in a direct action, decision making at actions, basic safety considerations, and escalation and de-escalation during actions. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/05/direct-action-workshop/

Rally Organizing
Sunday March 25th, 1pm – 5pm.

How do we design rallies that are entertaining, empowering, and effective? This workshop will cover the basic steps to organizing a rally, show examples of creative innovation in rally design, and explore setting tone and encouraging responsible participation without unduly imposing on personal autonomy. It will also offer tips on chanting on a bullhorn, planning routes, and dealing with the police, escalation and de-escalation, promotion, and visuals. Register:http://www.toolsforchange.net/2011/12/07/rally-organizing/



Tues. March 13th, 6-9pm: Anti-ableism Workshop facilitated by Gary Malkowski | Hart House South Dining Room

Gary Malkowski is the first elected Deaf Member of Ontario's Provincial Parliament, current Special Advisor to President, Public Affairs at the Canadian Hearing Society, and serves on the board of a number of organizations, including the ARCH Disability Law Centre. Join as he engages with participants to bring awareness to attitudinal barriers in academics, the workplace and community. The workshop will address Anti-ableism policies and practices, focusing on but not limited to, Anti-audism.

ASL Interpreters provided. Free food and refreshments included.

Please register for this event to ensure space by contacting sba@utoronto.ca or calling 416-967-7322, TTY (800) 268-9242 by March 9th. For accommodations please contact by March 2nd.

Students for Barrier-free Access,
University of Toronto
215 Huron Street, Suite 924
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A2
T: 416-967-7322


SBA is a student run organization that advocates for equity, access and the
rights of Dis-Abled students at U of T.

SBA works towards eliminating physical, informational and attitudinal barriers
on campus.

The SBA Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

*** If you have an accommodation request for a planned meeting or event and/or
would like to privately discuss an accessibility concern, please do not
hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to ensure a safe space.


Film Screening of "Sisters in the Struggle" and a Panel Discussion

Friday, March 2, 2012
7:00pm until 10:00pm

35 St. George Street, Room 248 (Galbraith Building - 1 block north of College Street or 5 blocks south of Bloor Street West)

The Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (Toronto) extends a warm invitation to you to join us at the Afrikan Liberation Month Film Series.

The Afrikan Liberation Month Film Series will feature film screenings followed by intergenerational panel discussions and dialogue wi th various activists and community members. On March 2nd, we will screen:

Sisters in the Struggle (1991) which, "features Afrikan womyn who are active in community organizing, electoral politics, and labor and feminist organizing.”

Panel Discussion: Toward a Resurgent Afrikan Womyn’s Activism in Toronto


Anglea Robertson, Director of Equity and Community Engagement, Women's College: "The recent history of Afrikan womyn organizing and mobilizing for gender, queer & racial justice"

- Yolisa Dalamba from the Association for Part-Time Undergraduate students at UofT (APUS): "Holistic practices and frameworks to challenge and resist white supremacist values (for Afrikan womyn)"

- Kim Crosby, a multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of The People project: "The prospects and challenges of inclusive activism (queer, trans, racial and indigenous justice): From a youth perspective"

- Wariri Muhungi a community organizer and member of the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (NPAS): "Building sustainable organizations and mobilizing resources"

We will focus on issues that deal with the material realities of the community and open a space for dialogue and commitment to year-long and ongoing organizing, mobilizing and education around the subjects raised in the films and the panel discussions. We will use this gathering to reach out to Toronto's Pan Afrikan community with the goal of advancing a more progressive political agenda for the material and socio-economic emancipation of all Afrikan peoples.

We look forward to seeing you at the Afrikan Liberation Month Film Series!

Free public event - donation will be accepted

Event is wheelchair accessible

Sponsored by the Pan-African Solidarity Network (University of Toronto)
Co-Sponsored by CUPE Local 3907

For further information, please contact the Pan-African Solidarity Network (U of T) at network4panafrikansolidarity@gmail.com.


CWSE Feminist Media Studies Circle
An ongoing discussion group of feminist media & literature
Second Meeting March 1, 2012, 12:30—2pm
Theme Decolonization and Feminism
The CWSE announces our new Feminist Media Studies Circle, dedicated to the discussion of films, articles, and short pieces of literature on feminist themes. This group is open to everyone with an interest in feminism, both community members and students of all genders.
Meet at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Room 2-225, OISE 252 Bloor St W
Reading/viewing materials will be made accessible. Please register in advance to receive materials: cwse.oise@gmail.com
Facilitated by Su Donovaro and Safiya Desai, members of the CWSE community and University of Toronto students.




TORONTO, ON – All those interested in helping guide the development of the Eastern GTA’s environmental agenda are invited to attend the inaugural Eastern GTA Eco Summit, hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).


The Eco Summit will take place March 3, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the UTSC Instructional Centre. The summit is open to environmental groups, residents, businesses, media and students in the Eastern GTA.


A keynote address by urban geography professor and Toronto Star editorialist Andre Sorensen titled Building the Resilient City-Region will kick off the event, followed by a series of breakout sessions on pressing environmental issues in the region. Topics covered will include Transportation, Parks & Conservation, Sustainable Food, and Climate Action. An eco-fair will accompany the summit from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Summit aims to harness the passion for the environment already present in the region in order to move towards a more sustainable future. It will also highlight UTSC’s growing reputation as a leading centre for education in the field of environmental science and as an exciting intellectual hub for the Eastern GTA region.


For updates and more information check the Eastern GTA Eco Summit Facebook page. Registration for tabling at the Eco Fair is also open.

To register for the event please visit, http://ecosummit2012.eventbrite.ca/



WHAT: Eastern GTA Eco Summit

WHEN: March 3, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Instructional Centre, 1095 Military Trail, University of Toronto Scarborough

For more information, please contact:


UTSC Sustainability Office University of Toronto Scarborough 416-208-2679



The Indigenous Education Network and the Deepening Knowledge Project Present:

Indigenous Resurgence

Who: Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, Professor, Indigenous Governance, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria

Where: 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON, OISE Room 5280

When: Thursday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Abstract: Taiaiake will focus on the importance of applying, in real and immediate ways, Indigenous teachings, traditional knowledge and political philosophies. He will discuss the importance of re-establishing reconnections to land, culture and community, and describe ways some Indigenous people have begun to regenerate their Indigeneity and regain freedom in their homelands.

Bio: Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is a Full Professor in IGOV and in the Department of Political Science. He specializes in studies of traditional governance, the restoration of land-based cultural practices, and decolonization strategies. He is a prominent Indigenous intellectual and advisor to many First Nation governments and organizations. He has been awarded a Canada Research Chair, a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of education, and the Native American Journalists Association award for best column writing.

The Women & Gender Studies Student Union (WGSSU) will be holding a *General Members Meeting* on THURSDAY, Feb. 16 @ 4PM

Please come out! - we're really interested in knowing more about upcoming events, and we'd really like your input in what WGSSU can do for students on campus, and for the community in general!!!!
We'll be meeting at the WGSI Department Office/Lounge, which is just above the Ivey (New College) Library.

For more information, contact us at wgssu.utoronto@gmail.com

The WGSI Friends list is used to circulate events and announcements relating to Women and Gender studies. The WGSI does not necessarily endorse views expressed at events advertised by the WGSI. For further information about events, please check announcements for contact information. If you would like to "unsubscribe" to our listserv, email us at wg.si@utoronto.ca

Subject: New CWSE Feminist Media Studies Circle, First Meeting Feb 16


Feminist Media Studies Circle
An ongoing discussion group of feminist media & literature
The CWSE announces our new Feminist Media Studies Circle, dedicated to the discussion of films, articles, and short pieces of literature on feminist themes. This group is open to everyone with an interest in feminism, both community members and students of all genders. Reading/viewing materials will be made accessible.
First Meeting
February 16, 2012, 1—2:30pm
Representations of Femininity in the Media
Meet at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Room 2-225, OISE 252 Bloor St W
Please register in advance to receive materials: cwse.oise@gmail.com
Facilitated by Su Donovaro and Safiya Desai, members of the CWSE community and University of Toronto students.



An exhibition profiling major advances in the field of international human rights law through the lens of students from the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

FEBRUARY10-23, 2012

University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle, Toronto

Art Centre Concert: February 16, 12-1 pm
Curatorial Tour: February 16, 1-2 pm



For Adult Education and Community Development Students. Please distribute widely.

Students on Seven Presents:

Tuesday, January 17th 12pm-2pm
Two Simultaneous Panels
Peace Lounge
Light Refreshments Provided
RSVP to Eventbrite: http://aecdyourcareer.eventbrite.com (to purchase refreshments)
Contact: andrea.weerdenburg@gmail.com

Are you interested in the variety of employment opportunities for Adult Education and Community Development graduates? Would you like to learn from alumni how their degrees have influenced their careers? Students on Seven have assembled a variety of AECD graduates and students from multiple backgrounds to share their experiences. Two panels will take place to cater to your individual interests. Light refreshments will be served

Panelists Include:

Lori Neale, M.Ed class of 2000, National Coordinator of the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry where she has been instrumental in promoting ecological justice, social justice and unity with university students and campus ministers

Carlos Esteves, M.Ed class of 2011, A member of Centennial College's Continuing Education Faculty where he provides adult instructor services to organizations supporting ESL assessed adults.

Jason Vanslack, M.Ed candidate, Educational Consultant with the Government of Ontario in adult education and training.

Sarah Power, M.Ed, Inter Council Network National Coordinator at the Ontario Council for International Cooperation. She has diverse experience working in human rights, feminism, community development, adult education and international cooperation.

Jenny Doyle, M.Ed class of 2011, Spinal Cord Injury Education Coordinator with the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario. In this role she works to bring information and educational opportunities to people living with spinal cord injury in order to promote the independent living philosophy.   



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