Watch the U.S. make history when it elects Barack Obama and NOW editors comment at the Bloor November 4.
PARTY WHILE AMERICA VOTES
Don't have a private affair with your TV on U.S. election night, Tuesday (November 4). Join the Obama rah-rah at a NOW-hosted results fete at the Bloor. Giant-screen CNN offers the spills and chills alongside live commentary by NOW's Alice Klein and Susan Cole. Cash bar available for scary moments. 7:30 pm. 506 Bloor West. $3. 416-516-2330.
DELVE INTO DEBT
Economic woes are on everybody's brain, but it takes a mind like Margaret Atwood's to untie the knot of emotions and cultural assumptions involved in what it is that gets us into debt. Hear her lecture on her strangely prescient book Payback: Debt And The Shadow Side Of Wealth, Saturday (November 1), 8 pm. $23, stu/srs $13. Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle. uofttix.ca. (See Readings, page 56.)
Can you forgive and get justice at the same time? The folks at Holocaust Week think so, which is why they're probing the seeming paradox at a panel Monday (November 3), 2 pm, featuring Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine, writer and expert on historical memory and reconciliation Erna Paris and Leora Schaeffer of Facing History and Ourselves. Free. Ryerson U's Heaslip House, 297 Victoria. holocausteducationweek.com.