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Gender-bending chemicals in Ontario - lawsuit & presentation

Chemical Valley residents are taking legal action after years of health problems and disappearing boys:
"The environmental group Ecojustice launched a lawsuit against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Monday targeting the effects of pollution from the Sarnia area's petrochemical industry.
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Organizing For Justice - day of workshops

Nov 13, 2010
University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor
www.uottawa.ca/maps - LMX building
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
A full day of workshops on different aspects of social, economic and environmental justice and healthy communities.
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Voice of Women for Peace 50th Anniversary Conference

Nov 12, 2010 to Nov 14, 2010
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 48.996" N, 79° 23' 40.7328" W
Ontario CA
Join the Science for Peace Student Group and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace for their 50th anniversary reception, gala dinner and conference.
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Indigenous Sovereignty Week, 2nd annual

Oct 27, 2010 to Nov 5, 2010
different venues Ottawa
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
CA
The week is a part of a national grassroots initiative to build relationships and raise awareness about the issues and struggles of indigenous people that are often marginalized in Canadian society.
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Rise of the new sexism and how to fight it

Nov 9, 2010
Bahen Centre, room 2175
40 St George st. (just north of college)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 34.6716" N, 79° 23' 48.6528" W
Ontario CA
Discuss the rise of the new sexism and how we fight for women's liberation today.
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Book Launch: Echoes from the Other Land

Oct 22, 2010 to Oct 23, 2010
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
CA
Homa's characters give us a prismatic portrait of Iran that resists both internal tyrannies and Western demonization.
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Take Back the Night 2010

Let's list all TBTN events that we know of in this thread.

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Toronto's 30th Annual Take Back the Night
Friday October 22, 2010
Theme: "30 Years of Struggle, Resistance, Liberation"

TBTN is a Trans-Positive, wheelchair accessible event with ASL interpretation, Attendant Services, childcare and refreshments.
...All events will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square.

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3:00 - 5:00 pm
Townhall Meeting hosted by PAVE (Parkdale Anti-Violence Education Group)

4:00 - 7:00 pm
Community Fair

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Rally

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The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario 10th year anniversary: Maleta Art Exhibit

Oct 10, 2010 to Oct 31, 2010
The Beit Zatoun House
612 Markham Street one block west of Honest Ed's (Bathurst and Bloor)
M6G 2L8 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario invites everyone to celebrate a decade of Filipino Canadian women's struggle and resistance at the opening of the Maleta Art Exhibit on October 10.
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WHY was the Sudbury Women's Centre des Femmes (SWC) CLOSED?

Why is the Sudbury Women's Centre (SWC) Closed? ...

It's a sad day in the voluntary sector -- when a handful of women --- can continue to operate without openness and transparency, in violation of policy and procedures (not to mention labour laws) and an apparent disregard for feminist practices, the SWC Collective, and the women they serve in the community,

... and when they can close down a Women's Centre, change the locks, cancel the AGM, and lockout workers (of 19 yrs & 13 yrs)  as they have in Sudbury.

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DisOrientation 2010 @ York University

Political and Social Justice - Radically Different, Politically Progressive

DisOrientation 2010 @ York University ::Taking Back OUR Campus!::

- Keele Campus: September 23 to October 1
- Workshops :: Actions :: Film Screenings :: FREE Concert
- ALL Welcome :: ALL Events are FREE & ACCESSIBLE :: Child Care Available

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Sex-lies and videotape

The media is creating a debate regarding the online defamation laws - but what about the bigger picture -the actual act of betrayal and fraud online as well as the issue that though this is almost an everyday occurence;  few victims report these kind of crimes because they know that no action will be taken against these perpetrators by the police. So if they can't  expose the person and warn other women on the internet dating sites-what course of action is left for them to take? Should they just let it go and let the next woman fall prey to the perp?

Should the media not focus on it as well?

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Lifford Ladies Night 2010

Sep 30, 2010 to Oct 1, 2010
The Audi Downtown Showroom
328 Bayview Avenue
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 36.0216" N, 79° 21' 21.2004" W
Ontario CA
This popular event celebrates women, wine and the special bond between female friends.
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Urgent Action Needed: Nellie's Shelter: Help Lucy Kim

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If Lucy Kim returns to her abusive husband, she will most surely be killed. This is what the Provincial courts have mandated her to do -to return to Timmins from where she has fled for her life -in order to attend court for custody of her two children.

Lucy Kim arrived at Nellie's Women's Shelter last month fleeing for her life. After coming to Canada 3 years ago as an immigrant from China, Lucy found herself in an abusive relationship and in constant fear for her safety. Lucy's husband has already been charged with assault against her, as well as being in illegal possession of firearms.

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Fourth annual women's housing march

Oct 2, 2010
Downtown Eastside Women Centre
302 Columbia - corner of Cordova, just west of Main
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 14' 54.6828" N, 123° 6' 31.68" W
British Columbia CA
Join women in the Downtown Eastside Women Centre Power of Women Group in the fourth annual March for Women's Housing and March Against Poverty!
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Re-orientation cabaret: My sex is beautiful

Oct 1, 2010
Gladstone Hotel
1214 queen street west
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 33.2664" N, 79° 25' 36.6924" W
Ontario CA
Cabaret evening brimming with queer, sexy acts featuring Raging Asian Women, Ill Nana and Chromatically Correct, hosted by the Dainty Box and followed by a night of dancing with Dj Black Cat
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For women's liberation through socialist revolution!

Sep 25, 2010 to Sep 26, 2010
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West, Room 5170 (at St. George subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.3788" N, 79° 23' 54.132" W
Ontario CA
Down With Harper's War on Women's Rights! For Free Abortion on Demand!
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Womens Rights affected by global food policies.

Great interview from Democracy Now!:

"Whether in Pakistan or in Mozambique, we know that 60 percent of the people going hungry today are women or girls. And the United Nations has observed that in a range of countries where massive climatic disasters have been recorded and the impacts followed up, we know that women bear the brunt of these kinds of events."

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/9/8/raj_patel_mozambiques_food_riots_are

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