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

What they stitched is what they felt. Explore the experience of African-Canadian women who pieced together a sense of community.


What they stitched is what they felt. Explore the experience of African-Canadian women who pieced together a sense of community in unfamiliar settings. The Royal Ontario Museum’s African Canadian Quilts From Southern Ontario features stitched art made between 1848 and 1976, focusing on the North Buxton area settled by freed slaves who had previously plied their skills on American plantations. An excellent entry point into a little-known aspect of Canadian history. To September 6. 100 Queen’s Park. $9.50 to $22. rom.on.ca

Prorogue or no, the Afghan detainee hearings continue – one way or another. Osgoode Hall Law School at York hosts a special forum of experts “testifying,” among them UBC faculty of law’s Michael Byers, human rights lawyer Paul Champ, Amnesty’s Alex Neve, U of Windsor’s Christopher Waters and more. Monday (February 8), 10 am to 4 pm. Free. Senate Chambers, Ross Building North, York University, 4700 Keele. 416-736-5820.

So what exactly will the feds do about our horrific unemployment situation? The Recession Relief Coalition, representing over 260 groups, really wants to know and has invited reps from all the federal parties to a Town Hall meeting Tuesday (February 9). A homeless memorial begins at noon, followed by a community lunch at 12:30 and forum at 1 pm. Church of the Holy Trinity (west of the Eaton Centre between Dundas and Queen). 416-860-7640.

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