Stephen Lewis speaks out at Convocation Hall on November 28.
SAVE CONGO'S SISTERS
The strife-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is called the worst place in the world for women - and untiring AIDS hero Stephen Lewis is trying to get the UN to act. Hear him on why the global community has to end rape as an instrument of war, along with Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, and Denis Mukwege of the DRC's Panzi Hospital, Friday (November 28), 7:30. $20-$25, Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle, stephenlewisfoundation.org.
SEEK PEACE FOR WAR RESISTERS
Is Barack Obama's Iraq pull-out for real? And what will this mean for U.S. war resisters in Canada now facing deportation despite Parliament's desire that they stay? Get the latest and meet the peace soldiers and their families, Wednesday (December 3), 7 pm, United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil. Free. 416-598-1222.
DISCOVER OUR METIS ROOTS
Think you know Canada? You don't until you've heard John Ralston Saul talk about what makes us who we are. The radical, passionate Saul lectures on the theme of his new book, A Fair Country, and how we can trace our values back to the Métis. Wednesday (December 3), 7:30 pm, at Hart House's Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. $12. 416-640-5863.