A new season always stirs the senses - and the conscience. Falling leaves, shorter days, the hint of frost foretold will inevitably get you in touch with your planetary responsibilities. When you're ready to stand and be counted, here's where to go.
Art for Real Change holds a five-day human rights fest October 12 to 17, featuring docs, artists and lots of activist sharing at various venues in the Queen West nabe. Check out the roster at www.arcfest.org.
Free the media
Celebrate the alt press, freedom of expression and the movement against corporate control during Media Democracy Week . Check out Democracy Now's Amy Goodman speaking on the U.S. election October 14 at the Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor West), hosted by Judy Rebick , and visit the alternative media fair at Ryerson's Jorgenson Hall (350 Victoria) October 16. www.MediaDemocracyDay.org
Canada in the world
Canuck hero Roméo Dallaire , radical journo Linda McQuaig and powerhouse Naomi Klein headline Navigating A New World , a day-long symposium on Canada and the global order, November 6 at Convocation Hall (31 King's College Circle). 416-978-7908.
Boost your strategy smarts at a pan-Canadian peace meet wisely called Building The Other Superpower . (That would be us.) Hosted by the Canadian Peace Alliance , the weekend confab November 5 to 7 takes place at Ryerson. All out to ensure Bush's missile system gets knocked out of commission. Call 416-588-5555. email@example.com