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Living Downstream Premiere in Toronto On Tuesday! [May. 17th, 2010|02:52 pm]
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LIVING DOWNSTREAM | a feature documentary about cancer and the environment | www.livingdownstream.com
Tomorrow is the Canadian Premiere of
Living Downstream
 Co-Presented by
Tuesday May 18, 2010
7:30 pm
506 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario 
If you have purchased your advance tickets, this is a reminder that the screening will take place tomorrow.
If you have not purchased tickets, you can still buy them through: 
Brown Paper Tickets: Advance tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets until the end of the day on Monday May 17. If you have not received physical tickets for your online purchase before the screening, they can be picked up at the will call table located inside the front doors of the Bloor Cinema starting one hour before the premiere.
Book City: Advance tickets are available for purchase in-person at all Book City locations until noon on Tuesday May 18.
Bloor Cinema Box Office: Remaining tickets will be sold at the Bloor Cinema box office starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday May 18.
Q&A session with Sandra Steingraber and Chanda Chevannes to follow the screening. A book signing of the newly released second edition of Living Downstream will be hosted by Book City.*
Please forward this email to anyone you know who may be interested in attending this special event.
Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. Based on Sandra's acclaimed book, Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary.  This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. 
This screening coincides with the release of the second edition of the book by Da Capo Press, which has been significantly rewritten with all the latest scientific evidence.

Please visit www.livingdownstream.com for more information on Living Downstream and the screening.
Directed by: Chanda Chevannes  Produced by: Chanda Chevannes and Nathan Shields  Edited by: Nathan Shields
Director of Photography: Benjamin Gervais  Sound Designer: J.R. Fountain  Sound Editor: Trent Richmond
Original Music Composed and Performed by: Randall Wallace  Based on the book by: Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
Living Downstream is produced by The People’s Picture Company with generous support from The Ceres Trust, Kendeda Sustainability Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Park Foundation, Canadian Auto Workers Union – Social Justice Fund, The Cancer Prevention Challenge (Ya Ya Sistahs & Bruddahs Too! and Team Vitality), Doris Cadoux and Hal Schwartz, and Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Coalition. Produced in Association with Women's Healthy Environments Network.
*The book signing will take place at the Bloor Cinema after the screening. Only cash, Visa, or Master Card will be accepted for book purchases.
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IWD 2010 [Feb. 8th, 2010|12:31 pm]
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Hi folks,

I am on the organizing committee for IWD 2010, and I work at the Ryerson Women's Centre who is hosting the IWD Fair on March 6th,  1:30-4:30 at the Ryerson Student Centre, which takes place after the rally and March. We are still working to reach out to women-focused community groups to offer them a table at the fair.  If you are part of an organization, or know of an organization who might be interested in obtaining a table at the IWD fair on March 6th, please email us or pass on our email: womenscentre@rsuonline.ca

Thanks! Hope you are all planning on joining us at the rally, march and the fair! 
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Call for participants [Jan. 26th, 2010|10:48 am]
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Call for Participants "Can Feminism Pay the Bills?"

Wednesday Febraury 17, 8pm
The Tranzac

A night of creative, comedic, academic, grassroots, and musical responses to the topic of feminism and money. From personal finances to organizational funding, we've all felt the squeeze and it's time for this movement to pay up! How can we balance demanding recognition of our labour and support of non-profits we believe in? How do we talk about inequity and lack of resources when many of us have dinner on the table and a roof over our heads? How can we sell this thing to make a cool million? Come out and learn and laugh about where our collective stocks are sitting, how to increase their value, and when we should just sell.

Contact: Kate-Christine Miller - ladyfesttoronto@gmail.com - tel:416-536-4621

[note: I'm not one of the organizers for this, just passing it along!]
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Play Information (Please Remove if Not Appropriate) [Jun. 17th, 2009|03:03 pm]
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 The play by Santo Cervello and Grace Lebecka

"The Sacred Prostitute"
to explore exciting new possibilities for creating fresh models of femininity in the society.
Please join us on June 20th at The Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen St. East, Toronto
at 7:30pm
and on July 25th at the Bloor Street United Church
 300 Bloor St. West, Toronto
at 7:30pm

Buy Now On Line or Call: 416 245-3871

Our intention is to bring the archetype of a Sacred Prostitute to a new level of appreciation for contemporary women and men.The play is inspired by Esther Harding "Women's Mysteries" and Nancy Qualls-Corbett "The Sacred Prostitute"

The Sacred Prostitute
. Why should anyone take an interest in this ancient ritual and how does it serve modern men and women? In ancient time the maiden goes to the temple where she meets within herself the inner man and the god. The stranger journeys to the temple where he meets within himself the inner women and goddess. They are prepared by both priest and priestess and initiated in the sacred act of making love as the embodiment of god and goddess. However, before this act can take place the maiden must recognize the goddess within.
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Music for Feminist Action [May. 10th, 2009|01:42 pm]
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hi! I moderated community music_action (Music for Social and Civil Action, Freedom, Peace, Environment and Human Rights). Сan advise the music video, which reflects the ideas of feminism?

For example:
Breakthrough's video - Mann ke Manjeeré- winner of the Screen Awards 2001 in India and nominated for MTV's 'Best Indipop Music Video', reached 26 million households via six satellite music television channels, effectively mainstreaming discussions about domestic violence issues throughout South Asia and reaching as far as Tajikistan, Indonesia and the United States.

Shubha Mudgal - Mann Ke Manjeere.

music_action - this is a Russian-speaking community activists, but you can write in any language.

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3 jobs at a non-profit [Feb. 11th, 2009|09:50 am]
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The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist organization working to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally.

We are currently hiring: (click on the title to go to the job posting)
-HR/Operations Coordinator (full time, located in either Toronto or Mexico City)
-Friday File Moderator (part time, location flexible)
-Women's Rights Information Program Coordinator (full time, location flexible)

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Ladyfest Toronto 2008 schedule announced! (x-posted) [Sep. 11th, 2008|01:55 pm]
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TORONTO - Ladyfest Toronto is a multi-disciplinary celebration of feminism and the arts, showcasing the varied experiences and talents of women* and trans male artists. Happening September 14th-21st in various venues across Toronto, Ladyfest is pleased to offer almost all wheelchair accessible venues and is also providing a large number of all-ages events.


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Poly, queer, kinky girls seek roommate [Aug. 18th, 2008|04:09 pm]
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Our housemate is moving to BC, so we need to find someone new!Collapse )
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Gentleman Fest! [Jun. 20th, 2008|09:00 am]
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G E N T L E M A N F E S T - Ladyfest Toronto 2008 fundraiser

Place hands - myspace.com/placehands

Guest bedroom - myspace/theguestbedroom

Whiskey Priest- myspace/whiskeypriest1

Tradition- myspace.com/tradition

Now Yr Taken - myspace/loopscience

Ladyfest DJs Shae and Carly's OK, Lfest merch, bake sale, more.......

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, Mon June 23, 8pm-late, $5 only, for a good cause!

Gentleman Fest 2008 is a show of support (boys helping out!) and fundraiser for Ladyfest Toronto!

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Midori Workshops - June 21st! [Jun. 15th, 2008|09:50 am]
Toronto Feminists

Hello everyone,

The next set of DEVIANToronto workshops is happening next weekend, on Saturday, June 21st. This will be our last day of workshops for the summer (the munch will be continuing).

Pre-registration and payment is required. For this month, workshops cost $30/person (sliding scale is still available as usual). We accept credit card payments through our website, or alternative payment methods such as email Interac transfer (details on the website), or email us (registration@deviantoronto.ca) for other options!

Please see the detailed workshop descriptions below. Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested - we need to confirm numbers this week.

Thanks, and hope to see you out!

- darkestembrace / Carina

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