A brief public service announcement to bring to your attention two very worthy fundraising events for local, internationally connected organizations. PEN Canada campaigns on freedom of expression issues here and around the world, while Romero House is a Toronto-based organization that provides housing and assistance to refugees who arrive in our city. In Toronto we’re proud of both our democratic freedoms and our openness + multiculturalism — these are two organizations help make that stuff possible. Consider attending both these events.
PEN Canada- Ideas in Dialogue – Democracy in the Year of Election
WHAT: Mark Kingwell in conversation with Janice Gross Stein
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 7pm
WHERE: Signy and Clépohée Eaton Theatre, ROM
On the eve of the US election, author and public intellectual Mark Kingwell and one of Canada’s most respected and provocative political scientist Janice Gross Stein discuss the state and future of democracy, in Canada and abroad. Moderated by CBC’s Carol Off. Purchase tickets here.
Romero House Fundraising Celebration
WHAT: Dancing, party, silent auction!
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, pm
WHERE: Lulu Lounge
Come and support Romero House and all the amazing work they do to help settle newcomers to Canada. For tickets and more information click here.