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Nov 25 Mon   2002 - Freedom for Animals
416 596 2331
Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month 7-9 pm at 519 Church Street Community Centre at Wellesley.

Upcoming Festive Events
   Lots of surprises…Short notice but we’re having a festive vegan potluck party
at our next Freedom for Animals meeting, this coming Monday November 25th from
7 to 9 p.m. at the 519 Church Street Community Centre (at Wellesley).  The
Kensington Market stray cats will have a stocking up for donations.  Kitten
milk (not Whiskas) and food for the cats are greatly appreciated.  We’re
getting ready for the Winter.  And guess what?  A CBC film crew will join us.
So if you want to have a great time, see ya.  Companion animals are welcome.

Please RSVP us if you are coming to the party at 416-596-2331 or

Tues 26 Nov
Vigil at Moss Street Armoury
Join the weekly vigil at Moss Park Armoury to turn the war training camp
into housing for the homeless, Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 pm, and every Tuesday
evening at 6 pm. It has been over four months since Toronto City Council
called on the armouries to be opened as shelters, but not a peep from
Ottawa! It's getting cold, we need to get these buildings opened!

Moss Park Armoury is located at Queen and Jarvis. For info contact Homes
not Bombs at (416) 651-5800.


Wed Nov 27, 2pm to evening, Toronto. City Council
debate on the Island Airport expansion issue. Please
come! We need people there to hold councilors
accountable. Support our councillors who are working
for a healthy, clean, green waterfront. Free, all welcome,
come as early as you can. City Hall, 100 Queen W.
(near Queen subway).
[related links: http://www.torontoisland.org

7:30pm, Toronto. Talk is cheap - it's time for action.
A public meeting to confront racial profiling by Toronto
police, and to  discuss strategies to end it. With Grace-
Edward Galabuzi (Centre For Social Justice); Erica
Lawson (African Canadian Legal Clinic); Stephen
McCammon (Canadian Civil Liberties Association).
There will be an opportunity for full audience
participation and discussion. Free. Council Chambers,
Metro Hall, 55 John (just south of King; near St.
Andrew subway). Info: Toronto Police Accountability
Coalition http://www.tpac.ca info@tpac.ca
[links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/rights.html
http://www.ccla.org  http://www.socialjustice.org
http://www.aclc.net  ]

Upcoming Forums at the St. Lawrence Centre:
  Wed. Nov. 27 (working title) Corporate Accountability

Corporate Accountability
Wednesday Nov 27, 7:30-9:30 pm
Co-sponsor: Centre for Social Justice
With Ed Broadbent, Harry Glasbeek, Peneolope Simons and others tbc

Nov 27
HELP DELIVER furniture to former Tent City residents' apartments.

The Tent City residents are moving into housing. Soon almost all we be housed.  Unfortunately
they don't have any furniture. We've
now found furniture, but need help delivering it.  Please come to the Furniture Bank at 200
Madison (Spadina and Dupont area), on
Tuesday November 26 and Wednesday November 27, from 9-5pm. We need your LABOUR,
VANS, and TRUCKS.  Let's help get the furniture to
over 60 previously homeless people before the Christmas holidays!

For more information, contact Beric or Musonda at 416-599-8372.

Thurs Nov 28, 5pm, Toronto. International Youth Week
will be May 4-10 this year. Youth from around the
world get active and host conferences, parties, actions,
workshops, art galleries, and all kinds of amazing
projects to show the world that we're not just the leaders
of tomorrow but that we are leading movements for a
just and sustainable planet today! Come out and find out
more about Youth Week. Help brainstorm ideas for how
it will look this year and how you can get involved.
Location: Youth Action Network (YAN) office, 176
John St., suite #307, Toronto. (near Queen & University,
just north of Much Music). Light snacks & TTC tokens
provided. http://www.youthweek.org/volunteer.php
[also: Youth Action Network Holiday Party, Sat Dec 7,
6pm, at the YAN Office]

3-7pm, Toronto (West End). Join local farmers for fresh,
mostly local and organic vegetables, meat, poultry, bread,
baked goods, fair trade coffee and dairy. Dufferin Grove
Park (on Dufferin between Bloor and College, south
of Dufferin subway). Info: Charles Z Levkoe
charlesl@yorku.ca http://www.duffgrove.ds4a.com
(Dufferin Grove Park Community)
[for farmers' markets and other sources of
organic food across Canada, go to:
http://www.planetfriendly.net/organic.html ]

Thursdays -
Free U of T Philosophical Discussion
9 pm to 11.45 pm
7 Hart House Circle
416 938 3366
Open To All and FREE

Thurs Women Against the Occupation
Across from the Israeli Consulate 180 Bloor Street West.
5.30 - 6.30 pm

Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 28
7 - 9 pm at A Space Gallery
Adonis Huggins, EYE Focus Coordinator, Ruthann Lee, artist and participant
of Inside Out Queer Youth Digital Video Project 2002, Melissa Levin, video
artist, former Inside Out Queer Youth Digital Video Project Facilitator and
is currently a video art catalyst with the Toronto District School Board,
more t.b.a.
Panelists will speak about their experience of their respective projects and
address issues of artistic practice in the contexts of urban and rural youth
and their communities.

Programme curated by Nas Khan

For information call 416 979 9633
A Space Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday 11 AM ? 6 PM, Saturday 12 noon ?
5 PM

e-mail info@aspacegallery.org        internet http://www.aspacegallery.org


Public Launch Meeting
Thursday Nov. 28/02
Metro Hall — 55 John St. (at King) Rm. 302
7:00 p.m.
info: 416.530.4487  www.humanizetoronto.org

ACTivist Magazine 18th Anniversary FUN-raiser

Thursday, 28 November 2002 (8 p.m.)

292 Brunswick
Just south of Bloor behind Future's bakery

The ACTivist Magazine is celebrating 18 years of media activism with a
line-up of musical guests and surprise speakers linking issues such as
peace, ecology and human rights.

The unparalleled flamenco of rising star Joanna Moon, and the insightful
blues of Woja Woja, who is debuting his new album, Going South, at this
benefit concert are setting new musical standards. Simeon Ross, the Counter
Clockwise Orchestra, Andrew James, and the Hasek Cyber Blues Orchestra will
also grace the evening with lively and diverse performances. The ACTivist
FUNraiser includes Yoga, Shiatsu, Poetry, Films, and free food!

The ACTivist Magazine is a forum for activists to:
share strategies;
analyze common contentious issues and struggles within social/political
teach new skills useful to activist groups and individuals;
exchange stories of activist lives;
offer fresh perspectives on activism;
and share visions for a better world.

Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance.

For advance tickets contact Dylan at funraiser@the-activist.org

or call The Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology & Human Rights at

The ACTivist Magazine
148 Kerr Street
Oakville, ON  L6K 3A7
Tel/Fax: 905-849-5501

Join us for Tibetan Media Democracy with a Film Night at the University of
Toronto, Medical Sciences Building ,Friday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

We will be showing three exceptional films on occupied Tibet.

ESCAPE FROM TIBET- This film shows the dangerous escape route used by
Tibetan refugees climbing over the Himalayas. An astonishing documentary
which won the New York T.V. Festival First Prize.

SEEDS OF TIBET- This compelling film relies on the Tibetan children and
their stories as they struggle to maintain their childhood and culture under
very difficult situations. A beautiful and engaging film in the children's
own voices.

BEYOND THE LAND of SNOWS - This film captures the courage of the Tibetan
people through a series of scenes and interviews at the 2000 Smithsonian
Folklife Festival. It shows the challenges faced by Tibetans in exile. A
first class film on the Tibetan Diaspora.

For information : 416/604-5785

Nov 29 Youth Forum: making movements
 a discussion night for young aboriginal workers and young workers of colour!
lets gather and share our experiences with work, discuss strategies to resist
bad bosses and protect ourselves from unsafe workplaces and communities! *the
event is free*TTC tickets are available if needed*light snack and beverages
provided Fri. Nov. 29th 20027:00 - 9:00 p.m.Toronto Colony Hotel89 Chestnut
Street(behind City Hall)contact person: Nicole Wall  416.660.2540 or

Free University of Toronto  Meetings
Friday Meetings continue to be held at 8:30 pm
Innis College Lobby After the Free Friday Film
call 416 938 3366 for location
Innis College is just north of Robarts Library, at the corner of St. George
and Sussex.

Fri Nov 29, 7:30pm, Toronto. With Carolyn Bassett
(Canadian Peace Alliance); Deborah Bourque
(President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers); Raja
Khouri (President, Canadian Arab Federation); Herman
Rosenfeld (Trade Unionists Against the War); Ritch
Whyman (Toronto Committee Against Sanctions and
War on Iraq). Moderator: Carolyn Egan (President,
Steelworkers Local 8300). Sponsored by Toronto
Committee Against Sanctions and War on Iraq, and
Trade Unionists Against the War. Free. Sid Smith
Building, Rm 2102, 100 St. George St. (south of
College), UofT. Info: dropthesanctions@hotmail.com
[topical links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/sheep.html

 Social Determinants of Health Conference Across the Life Span
 November 29 - December 1
 York University, Keele Campus

 Noon-5pm  Pre-Conference Workshop with Connie Clement & Dennis Raphael
                  at the Moot Court, Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall

 In the Computer Science Building -
 7:00    Welcomes
     Lorna Marsden, York University
     Scott Broughton, Health Canada
     John Frank, CIHR Population and Public Health
     Dennis Raphael, York University
 8:00    Keynote - Michael Rachlis - Health Services
 8:45    Questions/comments
 9:15    Reception and Poster Session

 Saturday - November 30th
 9:00    Presentation - Katherine Scott (Income & Income Distribution)
 9:25    Respondent - Richard Lessard
 9:40    Presentation - Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (Employment Security &
 10:05   Respondent - Andrew King
 10:20   Questions from the floor - both sessions
 10:40   BREAK
 10:55   Presentation - Andrew Jackson (Employment & Working Conditions)
 11:20   Respondent - Michael Polanyi
 11:35   Presentation - Yves Vaillancourt (Social Safety Net)
 12:00   Respondent - Pat Armstrong
 12:15   Questions from the floor - both sessions

 12:35   LUNCH

 1:35    Presentation - Martha Friendly (Early Life)
 2:00    Respondent - Gina Browne
 2:15    Presentation - Charles Ungeleider (Education)
 2:40    Respondent - Daniel Keating
 2:55    Questions from the floor - both sessions
 3:15    BREAK
 3:30    Presentation - Lynn McIntyre (Food Security)
 3:55    Respondent - Valerie Tarasuk
 4:10    Presentation - Sharon Chisholm (Housing)
 4:35    Respondent - Toba Bryant
 4:55    Questions from the floor - both sessions
 5:15    CLOSE OF DAY

 Sunday - December 1st
 9:30    Presentation - Grace-Edward Galabuzi (Social Exclusion)
 9:55    Respondent - Ronald Labonte
 10:10   Questions from the floor - single session
 10:30   BREAK
 10:45   Closing Plenary - Moving to Policy and Action - Introductions by
Sonya Corkum
 11:00   Panel - Ken Battle, Madeline Dion Stout, Joanne Roulston, Jack
 Layton, Shirley Douglas (invited)
 12:00   Chaired Discussion by Sonya Corkum
 12:45   Closing Comments - Dennis Raphael
 1:00    End of Conference

                            AN INVITATION TO
                           to be held,
       Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st, 2002,
  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto.

* As a proud Canadian, are you concerned about any of today's
  critical issues that threaten to undermine this great country of
* Would you like to become active in helping to expand the debate on
  such issues as the privatization of our essential public services,
  the selling-out of our natural resources, the expansion of
  corporate rule or the complete economic and military integration
  with the United States, amongst others?

  U.S. influence is increasing rapidly and we have to act quickly to
recover any significant degree of control over our own lives and
destiny.  Many of us are concerned about Canada's loss of sovereignty
and international treaties which transfer power from our own
parliament to international bodies like the World Trade Organization.
We are also worried about our environment, the loss of our fish and
forests, the erosion of our soil and natural habitats, and the fact
that our water supply is in jeopardy and, under NAFTA, cannot be

  Fewer and fewer Canadians even bother to vote. Should we be looking
at other voting systems that better reflect the will of the people?
Also, there is a growing gap between rich and poor in our country and
internationally between rich and poor countries.  Why is this
happening?  Equally alarming, our government is signing treaties that
result in the sale of our most valuable assets and industries at
firesale prices.  Come out and hear our incredible lineup of speakers
address these major issues:

  J. Patrick Boyer, Jim Stanford, Mel Hurtig, OC,
  Michel Chossudovsky, Murray Dobbin, Wendy R. Holm,
  Paul Hellyer, PC, John Godfrey, MP, Donald Lidstone,
  Elizabeth May, Linda McQuaig, and others.

  We are scheduling time for questions and comments.  There will also
be six panels with a galaxy of panelists where you will have a chance
to participate.

* Agriculture and the Biosphere:
    Chair Hon. Ralph Ferguson, PC,

* Canada/U.S. Economic and Military Integration:
    Chair James George,

* Canada's Institutions and Culture:
    Chair Walter Pitman, OC, O Ont.,

* Electoral/Parliamentary Reform:
    Chair Doris Anderson, CC,

* Health Care:
    Chair Armine Yalnizyan,

* Monetary Sovereignty:What is it? And is it important?:
    Chair Jordan Grant.

To register for this exciting and important event:

 - Go to http://www.cusp-online.ca , or
 - Email or write for more infromation. mailto:Info@cusp-online.ca

   PO Box 36026, 9025 Torbram Rd
   Brampton, ON
   L6S 6A3

                       CUSP Sponsors

  Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, PC, CC, QC     Doris Anderson, CC
  David Banerjee                            Avie Bennett, OC, O Ont
  J. Patrick Boyer, QC                      Christopher Bradshaw
  Harold Brathwaite                         Murray Dobbin
  Victor Drury                              Shirley Farlinger
  Connie Fogal-Rankin                       James George
  John F. Godfrey, MP                       Hon. Jacques Hébert, OC
  Hon. Paul T. Hellyer, PC                  Mel Hurtig, OC
  Ian Hutson                                Norman Jewison, CC
  G. Alex Jupp                              Karen Kain, OC
  Roger D. Landry, CC, OQ                   Elizabeth May
  John McMurtry, FRSC                       Linda McQuaig
  John Oostrom                              Walter G. Pitman, OC
  Hon. Joseph H. Potts, QC                  Hon. Alan Redway, PC, QC
  Dr. Reginald F. Stackhouse                Jim Stanford
  Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, PC, CC, QC       Patrick Watson, CC
  Adam H. Zimmerman Jr.

Meeting, with Bob Hunter, Sat Nov 30, 9am-9pm,
Toronto. Highlights: 9am registration; 9:30am welcome;
12:45pm executive council elections speeches; 1pm
lunch is provided; 1:30pm speaker Joyce McLean
(Director of Environmental Affairs, Toronto Hydro
Energy Services); 4:30pm speaker Stephen Best
(Director, Environment Voters). 5pm(?): Concurrent
workshops: (1) Greg Bonsor: "Acting Locally: Can
involvement in municipal politics prepare us for
provincial and federal governing, while allowing us to
positively impact our own immediate environments?"
(2) Bill Hulet: "Building a sense of community in your
Constituency Association". (3) Frank de Jong:
"Achieving goal of 103 organized, credible candidates
for 2003 election". 7pm evening awards dinner and
social with speaker Bob Hunter, co-founder of
Greenpeace, author, Environment reporter for City-TV,
author of Thermogedden. $20/$25 at the door (your cost
is only $5 after political rebate). Hart House, Hart House
Circle, University of Toronto (near Museum subway).
Info/tickets: 416-929-2397 1-888-6green6
[related: http://www.environmentvoters.org
http://www.eye.net/contributors/bob_hunter/  ]

Dec 1
CINSSU and V.K. & Associates present a FREE SNEAK PREVIEW screening...


USA, directed by Denzel Washington, with Derek Luke, Joy Bryant & Denzel
Washington.  113 min, 35mm.  http://us.imdb.com/Title?0168786

Followed by a Q&A with Derek Luke.

Antwone Fisher will be screened in 35mm at 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 1st,
at Innis Town Hall.  Advance passes are available from the CINSSU office
and at FFF screenings.  Arrive early, as seating is limited.  Limited space
is available for those without passes.


Freedom for Animals is continuing the bi-weekly protests at the Bay (until it
stops selling fur) beginning October 20th.  Please note that the demos are now
on Sundays not on Saturdays, as in the past.  For more info on our Boycott the
Bay campaign, visit:

Please mark your calendars…
The fur demos are from noon - 1 p.m. and they take place at the southwest corner
of Queen & Yonge Streets.  Join us on:

   Sunday, December 1st
   Sunday, December 15th

The Work of CPT
(Christian Peacemaker Teams)
A Presentation by
Fr. Bob Holmes, CSB
Monday, 2 December 2002 at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Madden Hall (in Carr Hall)
Everyone Welcome!
Sponsored by USMC Campus Ministry.
For more information contact Fr. Terry Kersch, CSB. smc.chaplain@utoronto.ca

Student Christian Movement, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON  M51 1A1

Dec 3
The Ethnic Liaison Committee & the Disability Caucus of the
Ontario New Democratic Party

invite you to a

Town Hall Meeting

With the Federal NDP Leadership Candidates

Employment, Pensions & Rent
Health Care & the Social Safety Net
Immigration & Settlement
Equity, Racial Profiling & Anti- Racism
War & Peace

Where do they stand on the issues that effect you, your family, friends,
community and country?

Come and Ask

December 3 - 6pm
OISE Auditorium, UofT
22 Bloor Street West
(above St. George Subway Station)
Wheelchair Accessible

For information call Gurpreet at 416-325-5731

NO BLOOD FOR OIL: Mobilizing Against The War
In Iraq, Tues Dec 3, 7pm, Toronto. As the so-called war
on terror moves to Iraq, join us for a discussion on the
West's imperialist aims in the Middle East and on the
challenges for building the kind of movement that can
stop the war drive. This discussion will also hear about
the organizing that has been happening in the United
States. Featuring: Aijaz Ahmad (Professor of Political
Science at York University, outstanding analyst of
Middle Eastern and South Asian politics); Dani Barley
(U.S.-based anti-war activist, national organizer of U.S.
socialist organization Solidarity). OISE, 252 Bloor W.,
Rm. 2-212 (St. George subway). Info: newsoc@web.net
416-280-6435 http://www.newsocialist.org
[topical links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/sheep.html

The Toronto Video Activist Collective presents
A video release party
Wednesday, December 4, doors at 8 PM, show at 8:30 PM

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (at St. George)
$5 suggested donation or free with video

The Toronto Video Activist Collective (TVAC) is proud
to announce the release of "VideoActive 4" - our
latest compilation of videos on protest, direct
action, and dissent in Toronto and beyond.

As our 'leaders' drag us cheering and drooling into
World War III, the interconnectedness of activist
struggle around the globe becomes ever more apparent.
TVAC acknowledges this reality on "VideoActive 4,"
with videos from Mexico, Ecuador, and Argentina. Other
videos focus on international summits from Quebec City
to Genoa to Whistler, BC.

It wouldn't be TVAC without demo footage, of course,
and this video features video of several key actions
by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty - Bay Street
October 16, Mission Press March 22, and the Pope
Squat. From Sudbury, we offer Stuart Cryer's "One Day
Longer," about the Falconbridge mine strike. And we
are also present a short, late-breaking video on
November 16's anti-war march - in addition to a
cathartic cartoon of George W. Bush being squished.

As well as videos by regular contributors David
Hermolin, Michelle Power, Siue Moffat, Jonathan Culp
and David James Fernandes, among others, we are proud
to present the debut video production of Naomi Klein
and Avi Lewis - the Argentina documentary "!Gustavo
Benedetto Presente!" - which can only be purchased on
this tape!

"VideoActive 4" debuts at Innis Town Hall on
Wednesday, December 4 - co-presented by the Ontario
Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG). Suggested
donation $5 - no one turned away for lack of funds -
or free with the purchase of a videotape. Copies of
"VideoActive" - a great gift idea!! - are also
available for $27 post paid from TVAC, or from Satan
Macnuggit Distributing at www.satanmacnuggit.com.

Immediately before our screening, at 7 pm, OPIRG
presents a free screening of "Original Summit: Journey
to the Sacred Uprising," a 40-minute video which
examines the roots of globalization and the Quebec
Summit from an Indigenous perspective. Filmmaker
Rebeka Tabobondung will be present to answer
questions. Come early!

After the screening, drop by the Cameron House (408
Queen St. West) for a performance by TVAC-affiliated
rock and roll band The Biters, plus fellow travellers
Slutarded and Ajax! Stay late!

The Toronto Video Activist Collective is a loose
affiliation of activists and videographers who use
video to document activist events, provide legal
support, and spread the word about social justice
organizing. Check out our web site: www.tvac.ca. For
interviews, preview tapes, or other information
contact Jonathan Culp at 416-536-6092, or by email at

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Dec 5
Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)


TEA's annual award show celebrating industry's, politicians' and
advertisers' excellence in confusing the public & compromising the

DECEMBER 5, 2002
SHOW 8:00-10:00 PM

call 416-596-0660
or email back

Upcoming (free!) screenings:
Dec 6: Meet Me in St. Louis - 7PM - Innis Town Hall
Jan 10: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner - 7PM - Innis Town Hall

The full FFF schedule is available at Innis College, and on the CINSSU web


Innis College is just north of Robarts Library, at the corner of St. George
and Sussex. Free Friday Films are programmed by the Cinema Studies Student
Union (CINSSU) and funded in part by SAC. Admission is free to students,
people who look like students, those who wish they were students, and
everyone else.

Web: http://www.utoronto.ca/fff/
Phone: (416) 978-7434

The December 6th Memorial:  A Day of Remembering, Learning, and Growth
George Brown College, St James Campus, Room 128, 12 Noon

November is Violence Against Women Prevention month.  In the first five days
of this campaign three women have been murdered, two of them by their
intimate partners and one by an unknown assailant.  The December 6th
Memorial day remembers the lives of women that were taken in the past year
to violence.  It began - and is titled because of - December 6th, 1989; 14
women students at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal were murdered, massacred
specifically because they were women.

Over the noon hour, on the anniversary of these women's deaths (Friday,
December 6th, 2002), all students, staff, and public are invited to join us
in the auditorium to remember the women who have died this year because of
all of the different types of violence that women suffer in this world.
After the memorial ceremony there will be a march around George Brown
College's St. James Campus and we encourage everyone to join to show their
protest to violence against women.

In the year 2001, Ontario saw the number of violent murders against women
rise just over 30% more than the past six years and that's the highest rate
in Canada.  This year's December 6th ceremony and march strives to remember
those women, but also to remind us that it is very prevalent in our lives
today and that there is no one left untouched by the violence against women
in our society. This will be a time to renew our commitment to end this
Why should this day be important to students?  A few statistics might help
you to decide:

1.  4 out of 5 female undergraduates recently surveyed at Canadian
universities said that they had been victims of violence in a dating
relationship. Of that number, 29% reported incidents of sexual assault. (W.
DeKeseredy and K. Kelly, "The Incidence and Prevalence of Woman Abuse in
Canadian University and College Dating Relationships: Results From a
National Survey," Ottawa: Health Canada, 1993)

2. A recent survey on date rape showed that 60% of Canadian college-aged
males indicated that they would commit sexual assault if they were certain
they would not get caught. (Helen Lenskyj, "An Analysis of Violence Against
Women: A Manual for Educators and Administrators," Toronto: Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education, 1992)

3.  A 1993 survey found that one-half of all Canadian women have experienced
at least one incident of sexual or physical violence. Almost 60% of these
women were the targets of more than one of these incidents. (Statistics
Canada, "The Violence Against Women Survey," The Daily, November 18, 1993)

4.  Most women who are sexually assaulted know their attackers. In fact 80%
are assaulted by men known to them in some capacity. (D. Kinnon, "Report on
Sexual Assault in Canada,  Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women,
Ottawa, 1981)

5.  Assaults on women with disabilities can trigger severe physical
reactions. A woman with epilepsy may have a seizure, a woman with cerebral
palsy may develop even more unclear speech, or a woman with diabetes may go
into insulin shock. (DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN), Violence Against Women
With Disabilities, Toronto: DAWN)

For more information please contact:  (416)  415-5000  ext. 2323


What: Free Public Forum
When: Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm
Where: OISE - 252 Bloor St. West (near St. George subway station)
Who: speakers include Maude Barlow, Irene Harris and Michael Hurley

Dec 13
We are hoping that people will come out and show their support to see this
film about the relationship between a 10 year old girl and a 60 year old
homeless woman.  We are concerned that if not enough people come to the
opening weekend it will be taken out of the theatre within 6 days.

Opens at the Carlton Cinema for an exclusive limited engagement

By award winning Writer/Director Terrance Odette (Heater)


In a gracefully understated tale, Terrance Odette follows the intersecting
lives of two characters - one a young girl, the other a homeless woman - who
have a profound effect on each other.

 Set against the backdrop of a Toronto rarely seen in dramatic films, the
characters in Saint Monica are struggling to keep going in a city where
affordable rent is a rarity, for the homeless or, for single mother's trying
to make ends meet.

Monica, a 10-year-old Portuguese-Canadian, lives with her struggling single
mother, Icelia, and her unemployed uncle, Albert. Monica's most fervent wish
is to be an angel in the church procession. When she learns that she is to be
denied a place in the parade, her response is understandable, if imprudent -
she steals a pair of wings. However, almost as soon as she gets them, she
loses them. When she later spots them on a homeless woman named Mary, who
lives in the ravine below the bridges that divide the sity into east and west,
Monica finds herself drawn into a world where she learns what it truly means
to be an angel.

Through the compassion and moral awakening of a child Saint Monica asks us all
to think differently in our everyday lives.

Writer/Director Odette says "for as long as I can remember, I've been
interested in how people create hope in a world where they are marginalized."
 In many of the street scenes people who are living on the streets are playing
themselves. Odette "found inspiration for the film from my own experiences. I
have felt insignificant in my own life and I suppose that a lot of people have
as well.  The child overcoming the odds and turning what's left into a
victory, that's about as human as it gets. Ultimately, the film is about the
moral growth of a child, it's about moving from a selfish desire to an
unselfish one."

We hope you'll come out on the weekend of December 13th to enjoy and support
this unique and moving film.

 Sienna Films Inc

110 Spadina Ave, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario
M5V -2K4

Jennifer or Julia or Andrea



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Web Form submission of Events
- People and Planet Friendly Events r e-mail people@planetfriendly.net 
To submit your event use the online form at: http://www.planetfriendly.net/submit.html
- TAO Radical Events Web Calendar - http://events.tao.ca/

List of all Ontario Media Outlets - phone and fax

Other Event Listings

WholeNote Concert Listings - classical
Eye Magazine - listings@eye.net
People and Planet Friendly - Events
Share's Community Calendar -ethnic Toronto
Worldwide -  Protest Network
TAO - Radical Events Listing
Web Networks - Events
Ecoweb: http://community.web.net/ecoweb/index.html
Toronto Com - http://www.toronto.com

Animal Rights Meetings
Freedom for Animals
416 596 2331
Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month 7-9 pm at 519 Church Street Community Centre at Wellesley.
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Meetings - 2001
   Listings of upcoming meetings plus their flyers and sound files appear at the new OCAP web site at http://www.tao.ca/~ocap/
or http://www.OCAP.ca/
Critical Mass meets for an easy one hour cycle ride on the last Friday of every month at 6:00 pm at the corner of Yonge and Temperance, two south of Queen.  Toronto.