Monia Mazigh speaks on Canada’s tolerance for torture November 23. Photo By Julie Oliver/ Ottawa Citizen/ McLelland & Stewart
HER FIGHT, OUR RIGHTS
Hear civil liberties hero Monia Mazigh talk about her harrowing experience exposing Canada's tolerance for torture and answer questions on her book, Hope And Despair: My Struggle To Free My Husband Maher Arar, Sunday (November 23), 10:30 am. By donation. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor West. 416-924-7439.
Support the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (L.I.F.T.) - that essential support and haven for non-commercial filmmakers - and help the org make the move to new digs by checking out the Movie-Oke funder at the Gladstone. Perform dialogue from scenes from Casablanca, The Graduate and other iconic films, with live musical accompaniment, plus a silent auction, tonight (Thursday, November 20), 7-11 pm. $7-$12. 1214 Queen West. lift.on.ca.
WORK THAT REALLY WORKS
With the recession deepening and manufacturing jobs biting the dust, the Good Jobs Coalition is hosting a summit featuring María Elena Durazo, national co-chair of the Obama campaign, Dave Foster of the U.S. Blue-Green Alliance (Steelworkers plus the Sierra Club) and others, Saturday (November 22), 9 am to 5 pm, $50/pwyc. Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front. Register: goodjobscoalition.ca.