Honour the late Toronto councillor Allan Sparrow Friday (September 5).
Alan Sparrow helped stop the Spadina Expressway and make the Toronto Islands a car-free oasis. The three-term city councillor (1974-80) died in May following a battle with cancer. Celebrate Sparrow's legacy at Harbourfront Community Centre on Friday (September 5), 6 pm. Free. 627 Queens Quay West. Pre-register at email@example.com.
Mehta and her star
Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta talks with Preity Zinta, the star of Mehta's Heaven On Earth, an account of a woman who comes to Brampton from India as part of an arranged - and abusive - marriage. Sunday (September 7), 3 pm. Free. Indigo, 55 Bloor West. 416-925-3536.
How to conquer empires
A forum on the achievements of popular movements in Latin America, specifically Venezuela and Bolivia, includes journalist Cynthia Cisneros, Venezuelan sociologist Maria Paez Victor and activist John Riddell. Wednesday (September 10), 7 pm, at Centre for Social Innovation (489 College). Free. venezuelawearewithyou.blogspot.com.