Naomi Abiola performs at Bring Back Our Girls on June 20.
After a year of extreme events including floods, ice storms and heat waves, what is our climate trying to tell us? Toronto Environmental Alliance executive director Franz Hartmann offers some answers and a conversation about how city government should prepare at A Climate Change Agenda For Toronto, Thursday (June 19), 7 pm, at Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth. Free. eastendnotar.org.
SUPPORT KIDNAPPED GIRLS
The mesmerizing guitar and vocal stylings of performer Waleed Abdulhamid and the animated spoken word of Naomi Abiola hit City Hall's council chambers in Bring Back Our Girls - Toronto Artists Concert. It raises awareness of the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian students and raises money for the medical and rehabilitation costs of the girls who have escaped. Friday (June 20), 6:30 pm, 100 Queen West. Free. facebook.com/africanwomenacting.
ENGAGE WITH YOUR CITY
For an education in civic engagement, attend How Change Happens: Making Our Voices Heard At City Hall And Queen's Park, organized by CultureLink and Cycle Toronto. Hear lawyer Patrick Brown, who contributed to the coroner's inquest into cycling deaths, and Tam Goossen, who worked with newcomers to establish the international languages program at the TDSB. Monday (June 23), 6:30 pm. Free. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College. bikemonth.ca.