Sunday, November 21, 2010

Free, low cost and sliding scale community arts events! From Rise Up Newsletter via Anna Williats

Amazing arts based events for this week!

As always we'll post free, low cost and sliding scale events:0)
Fabric of Violence: Fabricating Change art exhibit
Opening on Thursday November 25, 2010, 7:00 to 9:00 PM (exhibition till
December 10, 2010)
At the Raging Spoon (761 Queen Street West, Toronto)

This event, hosted by THRIVE, the multicultural women's coalition against
violence and oppression, is part of the global 16 Days of Activism Against
Gender Violence campaign. The opening is on November 25 and the exhibit will
be on display until December 10.

Contact and info:
Women's Voices Rising forum
Saturday December 11, 2010, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
At Metro Hall (55 John Street, Toronto)

This forum, hosted by THRIVE, the multicultural women's coalition against
violence and oppression, is part of the global 16 Days of Activism Against
Gender Violence campaign. Open to participants who identify as women or
trans. Come for food, speakers and workshops.

Registration deadline: December 3, 2010 (November 22 if you require ASL or

Register online:
Contact and info:
GrannyBoots Presents: Q-LIT! Spoken word night!!!!
24 November at 10:00 pm
The Melody bar,in the Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON

Spoken word is powerful, revolutionary, challenging and sexy, dammit!
Showcasing speakers: Kim Katrin Crosby
Chase Tam
Aemilius Ramirez
Parul Provocation Pandya
With music by the amazing Ayo Leilani!!!!!!
And so many others!
REVERBERATIONS: Community, Healing & Social Activism through Music
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26 November · 7:00 - 9:00 pm
3rd Floor Student Lounge, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Join Roy Hirabayashi (founder and excecutive diirector) and PJ Hirabayashi (artistic director) of San Jose Taiko, in a conversation about music, activism, and connections across boundaries. San Jose Taiko is the 3rd oldest taiko (Japanese big drum) ensemble in the US, born out of the Asian American movement of the 1960's.

More more information about San Jose Taiko:
Roy and PJ will be joined by special guest Kiy...oshi Nagata, founder and artistic director of Toronto's Nagata Shachu, as well as the stronghold of the city's taiko presence for three decades.

More information about Nagata Shachu:
This is a FREE event organizing by the Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW), supported by the Toronto Arts Council, San Jose Taiko, and the Arts and Social Work Research Initiative (ASWRI) of the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

For more information, please contact or visit
MUSKRAT Magazine Launch & Creation Tales
Saturday Nov. 27, 2010

At Walnut Studios, 83 Walnut Avenue (near Bathurst and King)
7:00pm to 10:00pm

With Special Guest Storytellers:
Come sit around the fire and listen to The Anishinabek Creation Story (inspired by Muskrat) and told by Mnijikining storyteller, Mark Douglas

Witness Creation, a Video Performance by M├ętis Visual Artist, Tannis Neilson
New Works showcase by:
Visual Artist Travis Shilling &
Filmmaker & Photographer Keesic Douglas

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture, and living magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

Sponsored by national Indigenous Sovereignty Week, November 21-27, 2010 and Defenders of the Land

Free event, child friendly, sorry not wheel chair accessible
I know how hard it is to get away from the computer and out to events, especially now that it gets dark at 4:30 and it is freakin cold, but it's important to stay connected.

Happy Sunday,

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