Jeff Rubin speaks at the TREC funder June 26.
SUPPORT ECO EDUCATION
Given the number of ongoing threats to the environment, there can never be enough programs promoting planetary health. The TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative offers curriculum-linked workshops, green career advice and more. Its School's Out funder combines entertainment by Horshack and Union Duke with essential info from speakers Olivia Chow and Jeff Rubin (The End Of Growth) on Wednesday (June 26) at Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner). 6:30 pm. $30-$60. schoolisout.eventbrite.com.
FREE SEX WORK
Given the fact that the Supreme Court heard arguments for dumping prostitution laws last week, this launch of Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy And Research On Sex Work In Canada is right on time. The book is toasted at a party hosted by Maggie's and features readings by Tor Fletcher, Jane Doe, Trish Salah and others and performances by Wrong Note Rusty from Boylesque, Andrya Duff from Operation Snatch, Judy Virago and more. Tonight (Thursday, June 20), 8 pm. $5. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. ryerson.ca/news/events.
FINDING COMMON GROUND
How far are we from affirming aboriginal rights in this country? ENGOs And First Nations: A View Of The Horizon And Reconciliation brings together eco groups and native leaders to discuss how enviros can further First Nations' bid for respect. Participants include Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild, Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ecojustice staff lawyer Justin Duncan and others. June 27, 8 am. $20. Sustainability Network, 215 Spadina. sustainabilitynetwork.ca.