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

While the Harper government refuses to repatriate Omar Khadr from Guantanamo and officially purges the phrase "child soldier" from its.


While the Harper government refuses to repatriate Omar Khadr from Guantanamo and officially purges the phrase “child soldier” from its vocabulary, PEN hosts a panel on our human rights obligations, Child Soldier: Banned In Canada?, featuring Afua Cooper, Mark Kingwell, Judy Rebick and Carol Off. Friday (February 26), 7:30 pm. $10. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-395-5577.

When the Toronto Women’s Bookstore gave notice last year that it might not survive, the money flowed in – testimony to the store’s standing in its community. But the non-profit operation is still struggling. Support a fundraiser Sunday (February 28), 8 pm, at the Garrison (1197 Dundas West), where Lisa Foad, Alec Butler and others step up to read. It’s pay what you can, so open those wallets. 416-922-8744.

Haiti may be off the front pages, but not out of our hearts. Activist BC Holmes was in that country days before the quake on a social justice fact-finding mission. Hear her take on what rebuilding needs to look like, Sunday (February 28), 12:30 pm. Free. Friends House, 60 Lowther. 416-596-7328.

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