APRIL 2006 EVENTS
Tuesday April 4
CAW, OPSEU, and TIKKUN Toronto present celebrated author and Rabbi Michael Lerner and his new book "The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country From the Religious Right." 6pm-10pm, free admission.
"Michael Lerner is one of America's most important spiritual teachers, a contemporary prophet whose insightful and visionary thinking has already had a profound impact on American culture and thought."
--Jim Wallis, New York Times
Wednesday April 5
POWER THE FUTURE: a lecture on the risks of our energy use and possibilities
for change. Guests include Danny Harvey, Bryan Karney & Nazir Kherani. 6:30pm, free admission (and free food). Brought to you by the Student Sustainable Living
Friday April 7
CINSSU presents their Free Friday Film season closer: Capote. 7pm, free admission.
Saturday April 8
The Myelin Project of Canada presents a sneak preview screening of The Celestine Prophecy, a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient
scrolls in the rainforests of Peru, based on the bestselling novel.
There will be three showings: 3:30pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm. Tickets are
only $12.00 and proceeds will go to The Myelin Project of Canada
www.myelinprojectcanada.ca (look under the What's New link to view the
Tickets can be purchased at the day of the event from 3:00pm or by
contacting Helen Hatzis at The Myelin Project of Canada at 416-508-5652 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS ARE LIMITED.
Monday April 10
Anan Patwardhan ("India's Michael Moore") presents his award-winning documentary War and Peace, a darkly humourous and beautifully shot critique of India's pursuit of nuclear weapons. 3pm, free admission.
Thursday April 20
Toronto Women's Bookstore and McClelland & Stewart present a book launch and reception for Dionne Brand's Inventory. In Dionne Brand’s incantatory, deeply engaged, beautifully crafted long poem, the question is asked, What would an inventory of the early years of this century have to account for? Brand tries to come to grips with the upheavals that mark those years, the seemingly unending wars, the ascendance of fundamentalisms. The idea of inventory is both the shape of the poem and the substance.
7pm. Admission: $5 or $22 (includes a copy of Inventory and admission to the reading/reception).
Tuesday April 25
Institute for Social Research (ISR) is an Organized Research Unit at York University, and the Laidlaw Foundation present a Public Meeting: Update on the Ornstein Report, which analyzes the racialized nature of poverty in Toronto. 6:30pm - 8:30pm, free admission. For more information about the Ornstein Report and ISR, visit www.laidlawfdn.org/cms/
Wednesday April 26
The Beguiling and Pages Bookstore present Harvey Pekar, Jessica Abel, and Matt Madden. Each author/cartoonist will discuss their new book. 7pm, tickets $5 at Pages Bookstore or The Beguiling. For more information: www.pagesbooks.ca/index.php?option=com_
Thursday April 27
Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University) gives a talk on "Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema and Identity Formation." Presented by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto. 7pm, free admission. For more information visit www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/ukrcinema/index.html
April 28 - May 7
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