Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Atrium – Toronto Reference Library | 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686776078269546/
*Book two free tickets at above link.
$15 suggested donation. All proceeds go to PEN Canada.
PEN Canada presents acclaimed US journalist Max Blumenthal, author of The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza on the challenges of sifting truth from propaganda when reporting on conflict in the Gaza Strip. The event will also feature Toronto Star Foreign Affairs reporter Olivia Ward.
Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel’s occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target, or a zone of unjustified violence against a captive civilian population.
This event is presented in partnership with the Toronto Public Library, Another Story Bookshop and Independent Jewish Voices in honour of Freedom to Read Week.
September 19, 2015 at 3pm
Bloor & Avenue – Meet outside of Royal Ontario Museum
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067992483235452/
More information: www.refugeeswelcome.ca
Toddler Alan Kurdi’s tragic death by drowning on September 2nd is a call for urgent action on the global refugee crisis — the largest since World War II. This crisis isn’t inevitable. It is time for Canadian immigration and refugee policies to change. It is time for us to call for an end to the wars and environmental and economic collapse that forces people to become refugees and migrants.
As part of the month of #RefugeesWelcome
actions called by 30+ cities across Canada, Toronto will be hosting a rally and teach-in with members from different refugee and migrant communities. Let’s share, learn, resist, and build. #RefugeesWelcome
is a call to end all forces of displacement, all fortressed borders, and all migrant deaths – it is a call for the freedom to stay, move, and return.