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Radar: Great Lake Swimmers, Cultures of Resistance, No Reading After The Internet, "The White Collar Book" Anthology Launch

MUSIC | Great Lake Swimmers In-Store Performance
Known for the appearance of their 2009 album Lost Channels on the Polaris Prize shortlist, Great Lake Swimmers celebrate the release of their fifth album New Wild Everywhere with an in-store performance at Sonic Boom this morning. The Wainfleet, Ontario five-piece have been a favourite on the Canadian indie folk and roots circuit since their inception in 2003 and earned themselves a Juno nomination in 2009. Admission to the performance is free but the band asks that attendees bring a non-perishable food item for the Fort York Food Bank. Silkscreen posters will also be available for purchase to raise money for the People With AIDS Foundation.
Sonic Boom Records (782 Bathurst Street) 6PM Free

FILM | Cultures of Resistance
Iara Lee's feature-length documentary Cultures of Resistance follows the acclaimed filmmaker on a worldwide journey with the goal of using art to express injustice. Traveling across five continents over the course of several years, Lee examines movements of resistance in various cultures--beginning in 2003 on the eve of the war in Iraq--from the slums of Brazil to Pakistani refugee camps in Lebanon. As part of a monthly collaboration series with Hot Docs, this screening will also feature words from guest speakers Ilian Burbano, Sakura Saunders and Pedro Cabeza. The event is by donation so prepare to empty your pockets to support organizations like No One Is Illegal Toronto and Students Against Israeli Apartheid Toronto.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 11:30AM PWYC

ART | No Reading After The Internet
A collaborative salon series brought together by LIFT, Images Festival and Gallery 44, No Reading After The Internet is an experiment with cultural texts and the act of reading as its own media form. Two artistic endeavors will be examined at 204 tonight in relation to the series, including Deanna Bowen's The Paul Good Papers, an archival research project that uses the audio recordings of radio, television and print journalist Paul Good to document the third wave of the KKK in 1960s America. Also featured will be Elizabeth Alexander's Can you be BLACK and Look at This?, a reading of the Rodney King video about the search for racial self-identification. The works will be on display until April 21st.
Images at 204 (204 Spadina Avenue) 7PM Free

BOOKS & LITERATURE | "The White Collar Book" Anthology Launch
Many of us spend our lives working away in offices and cubicles, climbing some sort of ladder and yet contemporary literature rarely reflects the common struggle many experience in the corporate world. Covering the bases from office politics to professionalism to career improvement with a foreword by none other than white collar criminal Conrad Black, "The White Collar Book," out on Black Moss Press, launches today. Editors Bruce and Carolyn Meyer celebrate the launch of their anthology at Dora Keogh with celebratory beers and readings by other non-jailed contributors like Halli Villegas, Priscila Uppal and Barry Callaghan.
Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue) 12:30PM Free


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