Host David Miller launches NOW Talks’ Occupy The Mic on May 11.
NOW Talks goes Occupy
Where did the Occupy movement come from? And how are the 99 per cent going to take back the agenda? Find out at NOW Talks' Occupy The Mic, With David Miller. Along with the former mayor, the format-busting evening - a blend of music, comedy, conversation and saving the world - features NOW editor/publisher Michael Hollett, singer/songwriter and NDP MP Andrew Cash, comedian Arthur Simeon and Occupy activist Sakura Saunders. Friday (May 11), 7 pm. $15. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W. nowtorontocom/nowtalks.
Brain injuries can affect a person's abilities in dramatic ways. That's why Toronto Rehab's Neuro Rehabilitation Program, which helps adults whose lives have been changed by such catastrophic events, is so important. On Saturday (May 12) at 9 pm, stand-up and sketch comics including Ryan Belleville, Sara Hennessey lead the Brainsgiving fundraiser, and at just $20, tickets for this great cause are a bargain. O'Grady's, 171 College. brainsgiving.com.
Why restraint feeds recession
The feds and the province are pushing austerity, but are tax cuts, program cuts and wage-slashing the cure for the recession? Not. Get the word at Back To The Future, a forum mapping out an alternative set of policies to ensure prosperity and protect citizens from counterproductive restraint. The panel features progressive economist Jim Stanford, former mayor and founder of EconomicInequality.ca John Sewell, and the Ontario Health Coalition's Natalie Mehra. Monday (May 14), 1 pm. Free. City Hall, 100 Queen West. socialjustice.org.