Shawn-Patrick Stensil speaks out against nuclear power January 31. Photo by Greenpeace/ Aube Giroux
Boost Rape Crisis Centre
As we've watched India grapple with the judiciary's refusal to deal with that country's rape culture, we can be thankful that our situation in Canada is not quite as dire. Sexual assault is still a huge problem, but orgs like the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape have been supporting survivors and educating judges and everyone else about the gravity of the crime for over 40 years. Support the centre and its fabulously titled fundraiser, The Humourless Feminists Comedy Show, featuring Christina Walkinshaw, Steph Tolev, Derek Forgie and others on February 7, 8 pm, at the Garrison (1197 Dundas West). $10 suggested. trccmwar.ca.
NO MORE cash for NUKES
With the Ontario government set to sink billions into refurbishing Darlington (where's the new premier on this one?), Science for Peace hosts Lessons from Fukushima: Implications for International Nuclear Safety, featuring Greenpeace's Shawn-Patrick Stensil. The energy campaigner knows his stuff. As a trained radiation safety adviser, Stensil went to Japan following the atomic disaster to set up a monitoring lab for Greenpeace. Tonight (Thursday, January 31) at 7 pm. Free. University College, rm 144, 15 King's College Circle. scienceforpeace.ca.
OUR UNFINISHED REVOLUTION
For all the gains of the feminist movement, we notice universal childcare doesn't yet exist, while violence against women rages on. Karen Cho's Status Quo? The Unfinished Business Of Feminism In Canada, which asks "How far have we come?" screens Tuesday (February 5), 6:45 pm. Cho and others lead a discussion afterwards. $2-$10. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor West. cinemapolitica.org.