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Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
March 10, 2017 to January 28, 2018
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking, socially and environmentally-conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), Amazonia explores the     Show more . . .


Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
November 20, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Priorities, Partnerships and Next Steps      Show more . . .


Cracks and Fissures in Europe: Authoritarian Statism, the Hard Right and Challenges for the Left
November 21, 2017
Presenters: John Kannankulan and Stefan Kipfer      Show more . . .


Food 4 Change: Back to Basics
November 21, 2017
Join us for a morning of insightful conversation about food skills, food waste, and food insecurity. Food is a basic human right, yet it is at the centre of many of our community's most pressing issues including health, environment and income. This event will explore the importance of basic food     Show more . . .


Building SustainABLE Communities Conference
November 21, 2017 to November 24, 2017
The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference Nov 21-24 in Kelowna, BC. The overarching theme is Innovation Through Collaboration, with major forum topics being Climate Action, Water Stewardship, Food Systems/Security, and Community     Show more . . .


Base-building for Social Justice Organizing: Getting Our Communities Involved in the Fight!
November 22, 2017
This workshop focuses on doing effective outreach and building strength and analysis to different sectors of your community to build your organization and the movement for social justice. Attendees develop a toolbox of effective methods and messages to reach people in their communities and build the     Show more . . .


Environmental Justice Panel moderated by Francoise David
November 22, 2017
First Nations activists and racialized and marginalized women are at the heart of the battle for environmental justice. Speaking from communities disproportionally impacted by toxic exposures and environmental degradation, they are moving environmental concerns from the abstract “future of the     Show more . . .


Mediation in Pluralistic Societies: The Dialogue Continues
November 22, 2017
Living in a pluralist society raises opportunities for dispute resolvers to learn from practices that are culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse and aware. This year the focus is on: The Role of Compassion and Restorative Processes in Dispute Resolution.      Show more . . .


Net-Zero Neighbourhoods: Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future
November 22, 2017
Speaker: Fernando Carou, Senior Engineer at City of Toronto - Environment & Energy Division      Show more . . .


Community Forum on Ending Homelessness
November 22, 2017
The Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness is the only event of its kind in Ottawa, bringing housing researchers, practitioners, front line workers, policy makers, community organizations and governments together to work collaboratively to build solutions to ending homelessness in Ottawa.      Show more . . .


National Housing Day of Action
November 22, 2017
There is a severe shortage of social housing in Canada, a direct result of the federal government's failure to fund new housing projects over the last 24 years, and its gradual strangling of funding to maintain the existing housing stock. The situation has reached a point where buildings are     Show more . . .


Carbon Accounting - You can't manage what you don't measure
November 23, 2017
Carbon accounting is the practice of measuring and tracking all of the carbon that is released into the atmosphere as a result of a company's (or a person's) actions - that is, all of the carbon that they are responsible for.      Show more . . .


How to be an Ally: Anti-Blackness at the Intersections
November 23, 2017
This event explores the experiences of diverse Black Canadians at the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, faith, ability, class and beyond. Panelists will reflect on anti-Black racism in a Canadian context, connecting interpersonal and institutional experiences. The panel will explore     Show more . . .


Building Community Strength
November 23, 2017
Building Community Strength: Parc Extension In Conversation with East Harlem      Show more . . .


Workplace organizing 101: Organizing to win!
November 24, 2017
Are you facing low wage precarious work, unfair conditions, and bad bosses? How do we organize and win decent work and fair wage for all?      Show more . . .


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2017
"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General     Show more . . .


Building Relationships, Affirming Rights and Protecting the Environment
November 25, 2017
Sponsored jointly by the Public Interest Law Centre and the Department of Geography (University of Winnipeg), this Anniversary will feature robust dialogue on cutting edge issues from a distinguished and eclectic group of Manitobans and Canadians. We will celebrate PILC achievements in enhancing     Show more . . .


Leave No One Behind: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls
November 25, 2017
On November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Toronto branches of GRAN and CFUW are hosting a panel and discussion to highlight examples of work that can lead to positive changes in the social context of gender-based violence.      Show more . . .


Demonstration in Quebec City to Stop the Racist Far-Right
November 25, 2017
Two far-right, anti-immigrant groups - the Storm Alliance and La Meute - are co-organizing a rally in Quebec City on Saturday, November 25 at 2pm at the National Assembly. Since the Ste-Foy mosque massacre in January, these Islamophobic groups have escalated their public presence and activities.     Show more . . .


Moving Beyond Canada 150 - An Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice Change-Making Conversation
November 28, 2017
A community forum to bring together First Peoples and peoples of colour to share their respective visions, strategies and priorities on:      Show more . . .


Fair Funding for the TTC!
November 28, 2017
Join TTCriders at City Hall as we bring our Woes on the Bus to the TTC Commission and call for:      Show more . . .


Livelihoods and tea garden workers in Darjeeling
November 28, 2017
Join us for a conversation with Fr. Lalit Tirkey, Director of the Human Life Development and Research Centre (HLDRC). HLDRC is an initiative of the Jesuits in Darjeeling that accompanies tea garden workers, who are often denied a just wage and access to legal benefits. This event is part of Canadian     Show more . . .


Social media, the internet and your organization
November 28, 2017
Getting your message out without getting yourself in hot water: Good practices for using the internet and social media to promote your organization.      Show more . . .


International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2017
"This year, the number of demolitions of Palestinian houses and other structures by Israeli forces has doubled, compared to 2015. Gaza remains a humanitarian emergency, with 2 million Palestinians struggling with crumbling infrastructure and a paralyzed economy, and tens of thousands still     Show more . . .


50 Years and Counting: Legality of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine - James Graff Memorial Lecture
November 29, 2017
Speaking on the night of the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine (resolution 181). November 29 is also the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.      Show more . . .


Building Everyday Solidarity with Muslim Communities
November 29, 2017
There is a pressing need to turn public spaces where Muslims have been traumatized into spaces where solidarity is strengthened. While anti-Muslim sentiments have long existed in North America—culminating in spectacular tragedy during the Quebec City Mosque shooting—the broader     Show more . . .


Third Annual Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Conference
November 30, 2017
The Duty to Accommodate: Disability Discrimination in the Workplace and Classroom      Show more . . .


A Vision for One-State in Israel-Palestine
November 30, 2017
What happens when everyone realizes the elusive two-state solution is truly dead and buried? An invitation to Jewish communities in Toronto/GTA, and others, to join an important conversation with Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian lawyer and a visionary of what is possible in an area that seems so     Show more . . .


Amnesty YOUTH CAFE
November 30, 2017
The first Amnesty Youth CAFE: for young people, by young people!      Show more . . .


World AIDS Day
December 01, 2017
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic." — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Red Talks: Toronto's Housing Crisis
December 01, 2017
Rent is soaring. Toronto real estate prices keep on rising. Housing is increasingly unaffordable in all areas of Toronto.      Show more . . .


I Am Human
December 01, 2017
This is the first conference in Canada that will be a part of the United Nations' Know Your Goals Campaign that will be addressing such an issue. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network will actively be looking at Canadian participation in this event.      Show more . . .


Media and Mass Atrocity: the Rwanda Genocide and Beyond
December 01, 2017 to December 03, 2017
A major international round table - Media and Mass Atrocity: the Rwanda Genocide and Beyond      Show more . . .


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 02, 2017
"The UN Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery helps restore the human rights and dignity of thousands of victims and their families by awarding grants to projects providing rehabilitation services. I urge Member States, businesses, private foundation and other donors to increase their     Show more . . .


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 03, 2017
"Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 05, 2017
The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental     Show more . . .


World Soil Day
December 05, 2017
"On World Soil Day, I call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
December 09, 2017
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the     Show more . . .


International Anti-Corruption Day
December 09, 2017
"On International Anti-corruption Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to ending the deceit and dishonesty that threaten the 2030 Agenda and our efforts to achieve peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Human Rights Day
December 10, 2017
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10     Show more . . .


Building Bridges among Asian Canadians: How Does Racism Affect Us
December 10, 2017
At the forum, through panel discussions and dialogues, we hope to foster intercommunity relations, by sharing historical perspectives among different Asian Canadian Communities, and engaging in discussions involving recent issues. Our ultimate goal is to move towards reconciliation, community     Show more . . .


International Mountain Day
December 11, 2017
Mountains host communities with ancient cultures and traditions, and are places of religious worship, pilgrimage and rituals all over the world. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often     Show more . . .


International Migrants Day
December 18, 2017
"On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Human Solidarity Day
December 20, 2017
"Global problems require collective solutions. At a time of divisiveness on many key global issues, from armed conflict to forced migration, people need to turn toward each other in common cause, not away from each other in fear." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Work and Organizing in Digital Media
January 24, 2018
While many laud the benefit of digital technologies for the production of digital media - more access, more voices, more ways to tell a story, for example - paying attention to the experiences of workers in digital media demonstrates intensifying struggles underway. This talk presents research on     Show more . . .


Conversations Toward Reconciliation
February 09, 2018
The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee report (2015) and its 94 recommendations across all sectors have generated increased interest in the area of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in Canada. This series will identify an Indigenous framework incorporating values and principles     Show more . . .


2018 Social and Environmental Justice Symposium
February 09, 2018 to February 11, 2018
OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium is a convergence of academic and community research, activism, and art focused on social and environmental justice issues. We are aiming to make research more accessible to all and to foster deeper relationships and idea sharing     Show more . . .


Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration
March 20, 2018
In celebration of the Equity Offices' 20th anniversary, join us on March 20th, 2018 for the Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration. At this event you will hear from leading practitioners in the fields of equity, diversity and inclusion.      Show more . . .


Accessibility Ministry Module 6: Disability and Suffering
March 24, 2018
Disability and suffering share a complicated and convoluted history. Too often, it is assumed that people with disabilities are suffering their disability, and yet for many people disability is more closely related to who they are as a person than to suffering. Hear first-hand perspectives of     Show more . . .


International Rosa Luxemburg Conference
April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas: Engaging the Left and Impacting the World      Show more . . .


RightsCon Toronto 2018
May 16, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Access Now is excited to bring the seventh edition of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age. RightsCon is where human rights experts, investors, business leaders, technologists, engineers, activists, and government representatives from around the world work     Show more . . .


Socialist Studies 2018: Rekindling the Socialist Imagination
May 29, 2018 to June 01, 2018
This year the Society for Socialist Studies meets on Treaty Four territory and the homeland of the Métis. Regina is where the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation penned its 1932 Regina Manifesto, which laid out a program for eradicating capitalism and replacing it with a planned socialist     Show more . . .