NOW editors pick a trio of this weeks cant-miss events

Yes, we can remake the world by transcending the politics of lethal force. Shore up your pacifist convictions and honour.


Yes, we can remake the world by transcending the politics of lethal force. Shore up your pacifist convictions and honour Martin Luther King Day by heading over to the Friends House, (Thursday, January 14), for a panel hosted by PeaceWorks featuring Jim Loney, Lee McKenna, Jill Carr-Harris, Dave Noganosh and Roderick Brereton. 7:30 pm. Free. 60 Lowther. 416-596-7328.

Cancer’s totally serious, but that doesn’t mean funny people can’t stand up against it. The “C” Word gala benefits Gilda’s Club, a non-profit organization that builds emotional support for cancer survivors and their families. Martha Chaves hosts a stellar lineup of funny girls including Sandra Shamas, Jo-Anna Downey and more, Tuesday (January 19), 8:30 pm, at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas West). $30, adv $25. 416-531-6604.

Clue in to the way the West stereotypes Muslim culture, both historically and in the current era. In Toward A Study Of Muslim “Blackface,” Ariel Salzmann, a professor of Islamic and world history at Queen’s, offers her take on events from the 1500s all the way up to the present, including the Danish cartoons. The talk takes place Saturday (January 16), 3 pm, at the Noor Cultural Centre (123 Wynford). $5. 416-444-7148 ext 222.

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