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

The upside of early municipal election chatter is that community organizers get a head start in shaping the debate. A.


The upside of early municipal election chatter is that community organizers get a head start in shaping the debate. A group called #voteTOin416 hosts a vision session today (Thursday, February 11), where the Toronto Cyclist Union’s Yvonne Bambrick, Toronto Environmental Alliance’s Jamie Kirkpatrick, Better Ballots’ Dave Meslin and 10 other activists each get four minutes and 16 seconds to offer their latest brainwaves. 6 pm. Free. Annex Live, 296 Brunswick. voteto.ca.

It’s been weeks since Haiti was hit by the earthquake, but the carnage and destruction continue. Fortunately, T.O.’s generous arts community hasn’t forgotten. The San Lorenzo Community Caravan of Hope gathers some of the city’s best alt-Latino performers to play a benefit on Tuesday (February 16), with proceeds heading straight for the traumatized country. Look for music by Alvaro Oyarce, Grupo Generaciones, Anima Fado and others, at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West). Doors open at 7 pm, entrance by donation. lulalounge.ca.

It’s a stunner, but 500 First Nation sisters have either been murdered or gone missing in the last 30 years. A coalition of groups from No One Is Illegal to the Women and Gender Studies Institute hosts a rally to pressure police and the courts. Sunday (February 14) at noon. Free. 40 College. nomoresilence@riseup.net.

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