Date: Thursday, October 4th., 2012
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Where: Jackman Hall, AGO
Toronto Palestinian Film Festival (TPFF), together with the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, will screen the film Women in the Stadium.
On February 10, 2011, an estimated 8,000 spectators filled the Feisal al-Husseini Stadium in the West Bank to witness the opening match of the Palestine Women’s National Football League. The film tells the stories of four trailblazing team members as they navigate checkpoints and overcome societal expectations to achieve their football dreams. While following this passionate team as they prepare for local and international matches, Qaoud’s film also captures how these young sportswomen have fought perceptions that football is a male sport, and emerged as important role models for the next generation of female players.
Women in the Stadium will be screened with the short film, Restored Pictures, directed by Mahasen Nasser-Eldin. For more information: www.tpff.ca
Date: Tuesday, October 2nd., 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The book Border Crossings: An “Erotic” Affair? provides access to some of the most challenging cultural work being done by women artists & writers. The title alludes to the complexity of “diaspora” as a gendered-cultured-raced space.
Come for yummy treats, tea/coffee at the TWB Café and patio. Buy your signed copy of Border Crossings: An “Erotic” Affair? (only $10!), hear a short reading by Dina Georgis, and view an artist presentation by Meral Pasha. It’s a “launch” party! All proceeds support the Toronto Women’s Bookstore.
Date: Thursday, September 27th., 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
“Too Asian?” RACISM, PRIVILEGE, AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION by: RJ Gilmour, Davina Bhandar, Jeet Heer and Michael C.K. Ma
The now notorious Maclean’s article “’Too Asian?’” from the magazine’s 2010 campus issue has sparked a national furor about race in Canadian higher education. Since the founding of the federal policy of multiculturalism, Canadians have prided themselves on their ability to integrate diversity into a broader multicultural environment, but the often heated discussions about race point to fissures in this national project. This collection uses the controversy about the Maclean’s article as a flashpoint to interrogate issues about race and representation on Canadian campuses and what it means for students and learning across the country.
Date: Saturday, September 22nd., 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Clandestina is an art party hosted by Toronto Women’s Bookstore and curated by Zorras. It features queer women artists, with an added focus on people who also identify as disabled, migrant, Latina and/or POC.
The evening will feature poetry, music, video and burlesque – sometimes all at the same time! Show starts at 8:30pm, party goes late. Featuring Melannie Gayle, Sarah Pinder, Dainty Smith, Zorras and DJ pocaSangre!
First Nations 101 is an easy to read primer that provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people. It is packed with more than 70 subjects including veterans, youth, urbanization, child welfare, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, feminism, the medicine wheel, Two-spirit (LGBTQ), residential schools, the land bridge theory, and language preservation. Author Lynda Gray endeavours to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people, and ultimately calls upon all of us – individuals, communities, and governments – to play active roles in bringing about true reconciliation between First Nations and non-First Nations people.
Picture yourself in the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, low lighting in the
background surrounded by rustic bookcases of feminist literature.
Someone is seated opposite of you. Without awkward introductions you
begin to discuss memories of both your favourite books. Through this
short discussion you discover you are both not so different. You
might even share a connection.
Queer Feminist Read Dating takes the concept of speed dating (i.e.
introductions to multiple dating candidates within a short period of
time) and applies it to queer feminists who appreciate literature.
All genders welcome. $5 registration fee applies. There is a maximum
capacity. Advanced registration can be secured at Toronto Women’s
Bookstore, 73 Harbord St. Event is first-come-first-serve.
This event is brought to you by Toronto Women’s Bookstore & Iron
Date: Thursday, August 23rd., 2012
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Children are inherently creative and to support this creativity is ultimately a contribution to society’s well being. Offering the space and time for a child to create spontaneously and imaginatively will allow that child to develop tools of self-expression while supporting personal and social development.
Exhibiting Angel’s creativity will allow him to share with others, giving him responsibility and recognizing the value of his contribution.
Date: Saturday, August 11th., 2012
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
An Evolving Consciousness Salon: Women, Meditation, Feminism & Spirituality
6:45 – 8:15, every Tuesday In July
Over the month of July (the magical month of 5’s in 2012) Renee Pilgrim will host a discussion series based on her years of work exploring consciousness, culture, sexuality, and feminism. Hosted by the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, the series runs Tuesdays evenings in July from 6:45 to 8:15. The cost of the entire series is $65 in advance, or $15 per individual session. While women are encouraged to sign up for the entire series individual sessions are complete onto themselves.
The evening will begin with the reading of a short article, followed by a brief meditation (out of respect for the other participants those attending are asked to arrive by 6:45 to ensure this time for quiet sitting). Each week a new topic will be presented for discussion. Topics will draw on our individual experiences while aiming for a greater understanding of common structures. Continue reading →
What Makes Poor Countries Poor? This book focuses on the idea that institutions matter for development, asking what lessons we have learned from past reform efforts, and what role lawyers can play in this field.
Please join Mariana Mota Prado and Michael Trebilcock for refreshments and an informal conversation.
Date: Thursday, July 12th., 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.