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Date, Location Event, Organization
Jan 11/2018
to Feb 22/2018
National Capital Region- Almonte, ON
Q: are you a girl or a boy? A: no thanks.
2018 Speaking Tour with Cara Tierney & Behc Jax-Lynx. We are a dynamic duo dedicated to the de-stigmatization of transgender individuals, best practices, gender affirmation, human rights policy (C-16) and equity for universal gender diversity.

We go beyond the basic definitions of transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, gender non-conforming and present a beautiful and expansive understanding of health, well-being, history, art, creativity, allyship, expression and the current human rights legislation Bill C-16. Our backgrounds include art, history, social work, activism, anti-oppression work, education, performance, high fives and Â… humour.

We are offering creative and interactive afternoon professional development workshops designed to foster constructive, affirmative and forward-thinking dialogues on how we can make space for everyone.

Cost: $15/$20 suggested If cost is a barrier please let us know.

See website for further scheduled locations, times and dates.

Time:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venue:  Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch
Location:  155 High St., National Capital Region- Almonte, ON
Website:  http://buildingthrougheducationandcommunityknowledge.wordpress.com/
For information contact:  booking@ behcjaxlynx.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Sexuality; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 9/2018
to Mar 9/2018
Nanaimo, BC
Conversations Toward Reconciliation
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 that surround an Indigenous philosophy of balancing the mind, body and spirit. From here, participants will be invited to consider the points of intersection for engagement within this framework. A critical component of this dialogue will be exploring existing tensions and disrupting notions that good intentions alone do not equate to good things for all people.

Dates and times: 4 Fridays 10:30 to 12:00 Noon

Friday, Feb 9, 2018
Friday, Feb 23, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018

Register free: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/conversations-toward-reconciliation-tickets-38608096857?aff=es2

Time:  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Venue:  VIU Nanaimo Campus, Bldg. 250 - Faculty of Management, Room 308
Location:  900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC
For information contact:  Sharon.Hobenshield@viu.ca
Categories:   Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 15/2018
Toronto, ON
Have a Heart - Support First Nations Children!
The federal government's underfunding of services for First Nations children living on reserves has created a crisis situation for these children and their families. Join ANWHR, for a night of crafts, letter writing and sweet treats as we send messages to our Prime Minister and Members of Canadian Parliament to ask them to Have A Heart for our first Nation Children.

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00PM
Venue:  Amnesty Office
Location:  1992 Yonge Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.amnesty.ca/events/have-heart-support-first-nations-children-0
Categories:   Children & Youth; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 15/2018
Toronto, ON
The Overdose Crisis and the War on Drugs
In 2017, an estimated average of 333 people died every month from opioid related overdoses across Canada. In response to government inaction in the face of this lethal crisis, people involved in the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society setup an unsanctioned supervised injection site in Moss Park in August. Now, six months later, they still remain there, having saved hundreds of lives. Their defiant actions brought to into public focus this crisis of drug overdoses, which hits poor and homeless communities particularly hard. They forced the reluctant City administration to fast-track the opening of at-least 3 supervised injection sites.

Join us at the February Speakers to learn more about the underlying causes of the opioid crisis, its link to the so-called "war on drugs," and the measures that still need to be won.

Speakers: Zoe Dodd and Matt Johnson

Zoe Dodd is a harm-reduction worker and an organizer with the Toronto Overdose Prevention site.

Matt Johnson is a long time injection drug user and harm reduction worker. He is one of the organizers of the Overdose Prevention Site in Moss Park and continues to fight for an end to criminalization of people who use drugs.

Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue:  CRC
Location:  40 Oak Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/252386721965371/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Health/Health Care; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 19/2018
Winnipeg, MB
Louis Riel Day
Metis Rights Tour launch: Celebrate the launch of the new Metis Rights Tour with one of our interpreters. Learn about the history of Metis people and the rights they have fought for over the last 200 years.

The Metis Rights Tour will be offered on the following schedule:

10:30 a.m. in English
12:45 p.m. in French
1 p.m. in English
3 p.m. in English

Part of Louis Riel Day events at the museum. See schedule for other events and activities.

Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue:  Canadian Museum for Human RIghts
Location:  85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://humanrights.ca/event/louis-riel-day-2?ts=February%2019%2C%202018%20-%2010%3A00
Phone:  204-289-2000 or Toll Free: 1-8
Categories:   Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 21/2018
to Feb 22/2018
Vaughan, ON
Ontario EcoSchools SuperConference
Join us for a day of learning and networking that will focus on building environmental leadership in our school communities. This conference is open to everyone (including teachers, school staff, outdoor education centres, administration, EcoTeam leads, and general public) and is an event not to be missed!

Registration is now open!

*Please note that registration is currently open for adult participants only. Registration for youth EcoTeams and their teachers will open in November. Please note that youth registration will be limited to secondary school students.

Venue:  Le Jardin event centre
Location:  8440 Hwy 27, Woodbridge, Vaughan, ON
Website:  http://ontarioecoschools.org/events-news/superconference-2018/
For information contact:  info@ontarioecoschools.org
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 3/2018
Toronto, ON
2018 Transit Summit
You are invited to our 2018 Transit Summit. The purpose of our Summit is to build the movement for an affordable world class public transit system. This is a key time to advocate for our issues because we have a Toronto and Ontario election in 2018.

The summit will feature at least five skill-building workshops to improve our ability to engage in transit advocacy, and two hours allocated to open discussion on topics of our choosing. This is your opportunity to get involved, meet like-minded people, and help shape the direction of our movement.

$20 entrance fee. Free for current members of TTCriders, and volunteers of co-sponsoring organizations. Please contact us at jess@ttcriders.ca if you're interested in being a co-sponsor or if the registration fee is a barrier for entry.

Location: TBA. It will be at an accessible location near a subway stop. Lunch provided

Time:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/393067277801652/
For information contact:  jess@ttcriders.ca
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 5/2018
Burlington, ON
Pharmacare For All- Why Not? Town Hall with Maude Barlow
This event intends to inform the public about the health, social and economic impacts of universal Pharmacare, and intends to help keep this issue at the forefront of the political agenda for Ontario and Canada as a whole.

Keynote Speakers:
Maude Barlow & Prof Emeritus Brian Hutchison

Followed by Q & A with a panel of experts

Free Admission. For parking, there is street parking available nearby, free after 6 PM. Also, the AGB parking lot (see map http://bit.ly/2EtoJck) requires payment only until 7 PM. https://artgalleryofburlington.com/

Please bring your own reusable water bottle

Pharmacare Toolkit - https://canadians.org/pharmacare-toolkit

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Art Gallery of Burlington
Location:  1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://canadians.org/pharmacare-toolkit
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Policy; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 20/2018
Kingston, ON
Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration
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.

Centered on the principles of collaboration and community building, this round-table discussion is your opportunity to contribute to conversations on diversity and inclusion at Queen's University. The keynote speakers for the round-table discussion will be Dr. Minelle Mahtani and Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek.

In addition to the engaging round-table discussion, attendees will also be part of our annual Tri-Awards celebration, honouring individuals and group accomplishments in the areas of employment equity, accessibility and human rights.
Please help us to plan an accessible and inclusive event by identifying any personal requirements you may have in advance.

Please contact equity@queensu.ca and we will help meet your accommodation and inclusion needs.

Time:  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue:  Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University
Location:  138 Union St., Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/EquityOfficeQU
For information contact:  equity@queensu.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 22/2018
to Mar 25/2018
Everett WA
BDSM Writers con
BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. We are the ONLY conference in the world to offer writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors.

Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that's got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.

Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Location:  Everett WA
Website:  http://bdsmwriterscon.com/
Categories:   Sexuality; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 24/2018
Toronto, ON
Accessibility Ministry Module 6: Disability and Suffering
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 multiple ways to relate to suffering, and come away from this module with a renewed appreciation for theologies and pastoral practices that leave space for suffering and yet always practice gracious presence with people with disabilities and those that suffer.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/accessibility-ministry-module-6-disability-and-suffering-tickets-36120594671?aff=es2

Time:  9:00Am - 3:00PM
Venue:  Tyndale University College & Seminary
Location:  3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tyndale.ca/tsfc
Phone:  1-416-226-6620 or 1-416-226-63
Categories:   Disability Issues; Religious; Education
Apr 26/2018
to Apr 29/2018
Chicago
International Rosa Luxemburg Conference
Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas: Engaging the Left and Impacting the World

Rosa Luxemburg dedicated her life to the fight against war, poverty, exploitation and any kind of suppression. Yet today in the age of neo-liberalism, we have the same problems as in the beginning of the 20th century. Luxemburg, a versatile Marxist theoretician, excellent journalist, and effective agitator has left us a body of work that may support and impact on the present left. We invite you to present relevant papers on the life and work of Rosa Luxemburg and her close comrades.

Registration [Free]:
Ottokar Luban, Berlin, Germany: oluban@gmx.de
http://www.internationale-rosa-luxemburg-gesellschaft.de/

Conference Language: English

Location:  Chicago
Website:  http://www.internationale-rosa-luxemburg-gesellschaft.de/
For information contact:  Ottokar Luban - oluban@gmx.de
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 16/2018
to May 18/2018
Toronto, ON
RightsCon Toronto 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 to build strategies, create partnerships, and drive large-scale, real-world change toward tomorrow’s digital world.

From May 16 - 18, 2018, at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada, we will see a smarter, brighter, and better RightsCon, more intuitive and community-focused than ever before. There, you will join other experts to take on topical and current issues, showcase your work, and influence global norms.

Together we are tackling some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights, technology, and the internet.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rightscon-toronto-2018-tickets-38703375839?aff=es2

Time:  Wed, 9:00 AM - Fri, 7:00 PM
Venue:  Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place
Location:  105 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rightscon.org/
For information contact:  conference@accessnow.org
Phone:  1-888-414-0100
Categories:   Science & Technology; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Internet