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2017 is off to an emotional start. Torontonians are clearly frustrated about what's going on in the U.S., what just happened in Quebec and its effects on Canada. There are some great ways to peacefully act on those frustrations through protest, discussion and sometimes dancing.
Here's a round-up of upcoming events to help awaken the activist in you this winter.
This special exhibit by the Ryerson Image Centre and Black Artists' Networks Dialogue team positions socially-conscious photographers at the forefront of "an era of heightened global protests against systemic violence by police."
Join the organizers behind the annual Slut Walk as they push back against rape culture and celebrate Resistance Culture through the arts. This cabaret evening will feature Burlesque dancers, story telling, poetry, music, Spoken word and more.
Large crowds are expected at this march in the name of the recent violence in Quebec and recent Trump's anti-Muslim ban. Join in this peaceful protest crowd in front of the US consulate from 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Choir! Choir! Choir! protests the current state of the world the best way the know how, through song. Join hundreds to send a rallying cry through song with Milck's song "I Can't Keep Quiet" which became a Women's March anthem.
Dr. Kim Nossal, Professor of Political Studies at Queens University, explores important questions around the current Trump presidency and its effects on Canada. Tickets includes a free drink, light appetizers and stimulating debate.
A weekly free public lecture series, Vital Discussions of Human Security, Science for Peace presents this latest edition with special guest, filmmaker and Foreign Affairs Reporter for the Toronto Star Olivia Ward.
A friendly gathering in protest of the current state of things in the U.S., where they'll be collecting money for the American Civil Liberties Union who is spearheading a legal battle against Trump's anti-Muslim executive order.
The 12th annual Strawberry Ceremony with Elder Wanda Whitebird begins at 12:30 p.m. at Police Headquarters with signs in honour of women, girls, trans and two-spirit people who have died violent and premature deaths.
Part of the Curious Minds Weekend, this is a conversation with award-winning journalist, columnist and author Naomi Klein where she'll be discussing what it will take to build and sustain green policies in the age of Donald Trump.
CBC Radio's The Debaters is the hit show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by Steve Patterson, The Debaters is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition where the audience picks a winner.
The Danforth Music Hall
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