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

Haiti's still desperate, and generous artists continue to give the earthquake-stricken country their best energy. Give it right back by.


Haiti’s still desperate, and generous artists continue to give the earthquake-stricken country their best energy. Give it right back by supporting An Evening For Haiti, a benefit for Doctors Without Borders, tonight and Sunday (January 28 and 31), 8 pm, featuring Jane Bunnett (who was set to perform at Haiti’s jazz festival until the disaster), Molly Johnson, Hilario Duran and many more. Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas West). $30. 416-531-6604.

Religion’s got its own sacred place in movements for change, but how does it inspire black politics? Help kick off Black History Month with a panel exploring Spirituality And Justice – The Experience Of Malcolm X And Martin Luther King, featuring Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada’s Abdul-Basit Khan, U of T English prof George Elliott Clarke, Emmanuel College principal Mark Toulouse and more, Wednesday (February 3), 6:30 pm. Free. Hart House Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle. harthouse.ca.

Just days before the quake in Haiti, a team of human rights monitors wrapped up a fact-finding missioon. Get a clearer look at how foreign powers intervene in Haitian affairs and the limits of the NGO economy with delegate BC Holmes and members of the Toronto Haiti Action Committee, tonight (Thursday, January 28), 7 pm. Free. OISE (252 Bloor West, room 213). 416-731-2325.

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