R. Jeanette Martin
Think creatively about World Pride 2014 at a meeting June 8.
Pride Bash 2014 Needs You
With all the focus on upcoming Pride festivities, it's easy to forget T.O.'s hosting World Pride 2014, the globe's largest LGBTQ happening, a brief year away. Offer up your energy, ideas and enthusiasm at the Community Summit Saturday (June 8), charged with making the vast celebration a badge of honour for the whole city. A host of orgs, activists, businesses and congregations representing the breadth of gay Toronto want to get creative. 9:30 am. Free. City Hall council chamber, 100 Queen West. Register at countdown2wp14to.eventbrite.com.
Protect our health plan
While governments dream up ways to cut back on health care and/or introduce user fees, who's out there to fight on our behalf? Answer: the Ontario Health Coalition, the org determined to resist privatization at every turn. Come out to Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West) tonight (Thursday, June 6) for a benefit featuring bands - I Hate Todd, Split Through My Skies and others - games and more. 8:30 pm. $15, adv $10. 416-548-4202.
Free science from the feds
Not only are the federal Conservatives oblivious to the climate's dangerous zigzags, but they are actually gagging the government scientists who can show us the way out of this mess. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression hosts Canadian Science In Crisis: Research, Responsibility And The Right To Speak, with esteemed Canuck climatologist Gordon McBean, president-elect of the International Council for Science and lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, interviewed by The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti. Tonight (Thursday, June 6), 8 pm. Free. NOW Lounge, 189 Church. RSVP email@example.com.