Palestinian diplomat Afif Safieh talks about the Mideast peace process on March 10.
Catwalk for St. Alban's
High fashion loves to be outrageous, but the students at Ryerson want to push the envelope even further at the Wearable Art Show. Designers are mandated to develop styles from materials not often associated with clothing - dresses made out of wire, shoes of money. Models hit the catwalk Tuesday (March 12) at the Gladstone, 1214 Queen West, and all proceeds go to the St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club. 6 and 9 pm. $15. 416-531-4635.
Power to the commons
Posters, phone trees and underground newsletters helped topple dictators and build activism in days past. But social networking has given movements far greater reach, as we've seen with Idle No More, Occupy and Tahrir Square. Social Justice Media: Web 3.0 And The Public Square examines this tactical add-on, featuring U of San Francisco theorist and ex-Torontonian Dorothy Kidd on Monday (March 11), 7:30 pm. Free. Ryerson U, George Vari Engineering Centre, 245 Church. preoccupytheory.blog.ryerson.ca.
Emissary from Palestine
Remember when peace negotiations were the real deal on the Israel-Palestine front? Get the latest from the senior-most ambassador of the Palestinian diplomatic corps, Afif Safieh, author of The Peace Process: From Breakthrough To Breakdown. A participant in the Stockholm talks, Safieh speaks for the Canadian Friends of Sabeel, a Christian Palestinian org pushing justice, peace and non-violence. Sunday (March 10), 2 pm. Free. Donations welcome. OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor West. sabeel.ca.