SEEKING REFUGE Romero House for refugees founder.
Romero House for refugees founder Mary Jo Leddy says the organization runs on the principle “It takes a neighbourhood to welcome a refugee.” As part of the lecture series Vital Discussions Of Human Security, Leddy leads a conversation on Refugees: Silent Witnesses To War, at U of T’s University College, room 179 (15 King’s College Circle) on Thursday (April 3) at 7 pm. Free. For more information go to scienceforpeace.ca.
Journalist Jeremy Scahill investigates the targeting of innocent people by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars. Testimony by Special Forces operators, CIA agents and warlords with U.S. backing highlight how the military-industrial complex works. Rebel Films screening and discussion at OISE, room 2-211 (252 Bloor West). Friday (March 28) at 7 pm. $4. To see the trailer, visit dirtywars.org/trailer.
The Health Care Accord guarantees stable funding from the feds to the provinces for our cherished health care system, and the Harper government wants to ditch it. Brent Carver, Shirley Douglas, John Alcorn, Ted Dykstra, Mary Lou Fallis, Tabby Johnson and many others perform at Holler 4 Health Care! to sound the alarm about what we could be losing and press the feds to sign a new Health Accord. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor West) on Monday (March 31), 8 pm. $12-$25. eventbrite.ca.