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Connexions Calendar

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Mayworks Festival
April 19, 2018 to May 05, 2018
We are pleased to announce that the 33rd edition of Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts will take place from April 25 – May 5, 2018, at various locations in Toronto. This year's multidisciplinary program captures and expresses a conscious effort to connect our past and current     Show more . . .


Blue Scarf Earth Day Walk 2018: Protecting & Connecting with our Food, Land, Water
April 22, 2018
Join us for a walk through central Toronto, learning and sharing with the community about our commitment to the Blue Scarf values. This year's specific themes will focus on Protecting & Connecting with our Food, Land, Water. Stay tuned for announcements of presentations at six different stations     Show more . . .


Golden Gears: Films and Discussions on Transportation Equity
April 22, 2018
Transportation is about getting around in order to sustain ourselves, obtain our needs, access opportunities, and interact with each other. Active and sustainable transportation allows people to do that while contributing to our health, moving more people efficiently, creating community connections,     Show more . . .


Islamophobia in the Age of Trump - Creating a Counter-Narrative
April 22, 2018
With the rise of xenophobic and anti-immigrant sentiments, policies, and discourse since Trump's win in the States, and also within Canada, it is important as community organizations for us to challenge this bigoted discourse.      Show more . . .


For Our Earth Forum: Join the movement to stop Kinder Morgan
April 23, 2018
People from across the Southern Interior will gather in Nelson on April 23rd to oppose the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and to support First Nations Coast Protectors in their call for the conservation of pristine lands along the pipeline route and the West Coast.      Show more . . .


Mourn the Victims of Peter Munk: Confront Barrick Gold
April 24, 2018
The media's response to the death of Peter Munk - valourizing a man responsible for countless deaths, widespread sexual assault, and the destruction of entire ecosystems - is a reminder of the power of money. It sets a dangerous precedent - that whatever crimes you commit, whatever devastation you     Show more . . .


Ottawa Emergency Rally: Separate Oil and State #StopKM
April 24, 2018
Join us on the day the federal Liberals table legislation to support the Kinder Morgan pipeline (NOTE: date TBC!) on Parliament Hill, 4:30pm to say enough! We will stand in solidarity with Indigenous-led opposition against this broken pipeline plan. We will call our political representatives to     Show more . . .


How to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging
April 24, 2018
In the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers scandals, revealing global tax evasion on a massive scale, and increasing evidence of tax avoidance by the world's largest corporations, Dennis Howlett will talk about whether such practices can be stopped, and how.      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 . . .


Join the Resistance - Marxism 2018: A Conference by the Workers for the Workers
April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018
The world needs radical change. Climate chaos, poverty, inequality, racism and the rise of the far-right are the dominant issues of the day. Our governments have done little or nothing to make the kind of change require to end these crises.      Show more . . .


Workers United - Building Our Future
April 28, 2018
The United May Day Committee brings together volunteer community members representing diverse sectors with the purpose of organizing, planning and designing a cultural event to celebrate International Workers Day - May 1      Show more . . .


Pipeline Strategic Action Workshop- Nelson
April 28, 2018
Gathering to prepare and plan for more Kootenay-based action to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline. It's follow-up to the For Our Earth Forum on Saturday, April 28th at 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Nelson Branch No. 51, 717 Vernon Street.      Show more . . .


Five Good Ideas: Listening and learning - Indigenous peoples and human rights
April 30, 2018
Commissioners Karen Drake (citizen of the Metis Nation of Ontario) and Maurice Switzer (citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation) of the Ontario Human Rights Commission will join Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane to discuss ways to move forward with human rights in the era of     Show more . . .


TAWC - YYZ May Day Street Festival
May 01, 2018
Join us on International Workers' Day, Tuesday, May 1st on the Departures level of Terminal 1. We meet at the Inukshuks at 1pm.      Show more . . .


Local to Global 2018: Women at the Heart of Peace
May 01, 2018
We are excited to host the 10th Anniversary of Local to Global, with Ketty Nivyabandi, a peace activist and refugee from Burundi. Ketty has a story to tell, and a message for all.      Show more . . .


Drawing the Left: To Radical Creativity - Exhibit Opening
May 01, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Drawing the Left exhibit opening and reception, featuring cartoons by and discussion with Union Art Service (UAS) collective members.      Show more . . .


Liter-Ally: Poetry Towards Left Renewal
May 05, 2018
Liter-ally: Poetry Towards Renewal brings together Toronto-based poets to address the opportunity and challenge of Left renewal. How are poets rethinking politics on the left? What role might poetry play in left politics today? Poetry as art. Poetry as thought. Poetry as resistance. Join us for an     Show more . . .


Lake Huron Conference - Is the Coast Clear?
May 10, 2018 to May 11, 2018
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation's 10th biennial conference will take place in Grand Bend, Ontario, from May 10 - 11, 2018. Plan to experience Lake Huron this spring at this two-day conference, and to help celebrate the LHCCC's 20th anniversary!      Show more . . .


Fifth International Conference on ICT for Sustainability
May 14, 2018 to May 18, 2018
The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on     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 . . .


In Defence of Human Rights in the Philippines
May 17, 2018
Join us for an evening with the current General Secretary of the National council of Churches in the Philippines Fr. Rex B. Reyes, Jr. as he talks about the current human rights situation in the Philippines.     Show more . . .


RISE Conference
May 19, 2018
RISE is a one-day FREE youth-led social justice conference that works to bring together youth aged 13-18 from diverse paths to learn about refugees, Indigenous issues, poverty, racial justice and Islamophobia in the context of York Region and the larger community. Delegates will engage with     Show more . . .


Shut it uncle Bob! Dealing with Racist Family and Friends
May 19, 2018
This workshop explores strategies and tactics for addressing racism from loved ones in meaningful and impactful ways. Participants will engage with a variety of scenarios that manifest implicit or overt bias. Common behaviors and tactics for dismissing conversations about race and minimizing the     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 . . .