Jully Black hosts Gift Of Music 2012 on December 19.
KEEP MUSIC IN SCHOOLS
In times of restraint people get strange ideas about what constitutes an education frill. That's why music programs are often the first to get scratched. MusiCounts is an org committed to making sure that doesn't happen, promoting initiatives that keep kids playing. On Wednesday (December 19), 9 pm, at the Gift Of Music 2012, support MusiCounts and hear a great concert at the same time. Jully Black hosts Kim Davis, Dru, August, JD Era and others at the Hard Rock Cafe (279 Yonge). $20. 416-362-3636. giftofmusicto.wordpress.com.
A CANDLE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS
It's a part of our food system seldom talked about: southern Ontario's migrant work force. In farms and food processing centres not far from T.O., seasonal employees are vulnerable to overwork, substandard living conditions, health and safety violations and pay discrimination. On the occasion of the UN-declared International Migrants Day, Justicia for Migrant Workers hosts a candlelight vigil to highlight their lives and struggles. Tuesday (December 18), 5 pm. Free. Chinese Workers Railroad Monument, Blue Jays Way and Navy Wharf. justicia4migrantworkers.org.
FEEDING EACH OTHER
Here's a real food-for-all - an action to unite everyone involved in free food projects hosted by Occupy Gardens, U of T Campus Agriculture and Food Not Bombs. Director Toby Wiggins presents the film Nourish Peterborough, and there's a strategy discussion on growing together, planning "seriously seedy and radish" actions come springtime and collaboration on food security projects. Friday (December 14), 6:30 pm. Free. Hart House Debates Rm, 7 Hart House Circle. facebook.com/event/312787585501.311.