Photo By Justin Friesen
Building a green life
Green values have to be built-in - literally. That's the goal of Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit committed to promoting a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. The Pulp: Paper Art Party Saturday (April 27) at 8 pm - an art show that interacts with music - is aimed at boosting the Toronto wing of the org. The musicians inspiring the visuals include Dj Mo'chi and the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. $20, adv $15. Metropolis Factory, 50 Edwin. pulpartparty.ca.
Water is us
H20 is our precious shared resource and the Great Lakes our lifeline, so taking it for granted could be fatal. Hear the latest on the threats and strategies for protection at the Great Lakes Commons Water Forum. Reps from the Great Lakes Water Walkers, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and more report. Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians gives the keynote, and Alanna Mitchell, author of Sea Sick: The Global Ocean In Crisis, hosts. Saturday (April 27), noon to 5 pm. $10 or pwyc. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. canadians.org.
For the fallen sisters
Women die at the hands of men all over the world, and the Violence No More event, hosted by the No More Silence Network and the U of T Women and Gender Studies Institute, remembers the fallen. Speakers are Andrea Smith, author of Conquest: Sexual Violence And American Indian Genocide and co-founder of INCITE, and Bridget Tolley and Kristen Gilchrist of Families of Sisters in Spirit. Monday (April 29), 7:30 pm. OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor West. rememberoursisterseverywhere.com.