R. Jeanette Martin
The Syrian refugee crisis - 9 million people displaced since the uprising began - is the largest in modern history. The feds promised to help by settling 1,300 Syrians here, but progress has been slow. The Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture host a discussion titled Mr. Harper, Keep Your Promise: Where Are The 1,300 Syrian Refugees? urging the government to act now. Friday (June 13), 7 pm, at Trinity St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor West. $3 or pwyc. 416-922-8435.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
A panel discussion organized by ARCH Disability Law Centre and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario addresses the rights of people with disabilities to make their own choices about relationships, sexuality in long-term care facilities and HIV/AIDS disclosure. Legal and sexual health experts, including lawyer Jane Meadus from Advocacy Centre for the Elderly answer your questions on Sex, Rights And The Law In Ontario on Monday (June 16), 2 to 5 pm, at the 519 Church Community Centre. Free. Pre-register via firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIG DEEP FOR THE DYKE MARCH
Love all those lesbos taking over Church on Dyke Day? The Dyke March doesn't just drop from the sky. It needs resources and funds. Support the Beer Craft Dyke March fundraiser of queer art, music and performances at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West). (That's not craft beer, by the way; that's drinking beer while doing crafts.) Friday (June 13), 9 pm. Pwyc-$20. 416-531-4635, dykemarchtoronto.wordpress.com.