Sunday, 16 March 2008

Parkdale Street Writers; CERLAC celebration; Green Economy course

Event announcements from the Toronto Social Forum:


PARKDALE STREET WRITERS: A BOOT CAMP FOR YOUNG DREAMERS

DATES: Tuesdays, April 1st to June 3rd, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen Street West (basement auditorium)
COST: Free, but you must register - snacks and supplies provided
AGES: 16-24
INFO: info@parkdalewriters.ca or 416-779-1448 or www.parkdalewriters.ca

Do you keep a blog? Constantly update your Facebook page? Write
super-long e-mails? Make up stories and poems in your head? Why not join
the Parkdale Street Writers, a boot camp for young dreamers.

Ten weeks of free writing workshops led by kick-ass local authors,
cartoonists, hip-hop poets, and street artists! You don't have to be a
great writer. Just be prepared to have fun! Write about real life.
Produce song lyrics and poems. Create your own comics. Interview people.
Find and make art. Publish your work. Get advice from professionals.
Select other kinds of writing for us to do.

Work directly with published authors and artists like:
Mariko Tamaki, author of Skim, Fake ID and True Lies: A Book of Bad Advice
Willow Dawson, comic artist and illustrator
Mindbender, hip-hop lyricist and M.C.
Kristyn Dunnion, author of Moshpit, Missing Matthew and Big Bad Sky
Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Strange Times at Western High and A Girl Like
Sugar
Stro1, street artist and videographer


CERLAC CELEBRATION OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS

DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2008, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
PLACE: 280 York Lanes, York University
INFO: cerlac@yorku.ca, 416-736-5237,
http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/news_events.htm#books

Please join us for a celebration of the recent publications of CERLAC
Fellows and Associates. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
A cash bar will be available.

Please follow the link above to see a list of books that will be presented
and available at the event.


COURSE - THE GREEN ECONOMY: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO CREATE COMMUNITY-BASED
ECO-ECONOMIES

COURSE DATES: Fridays, March 14th to May 16th, 2008, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION: ASAP, by e-mailing bmilani@web.ca
PLACE: OISE, U of T, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 8-214
INFO: www.greeneconomics.net/cour2008.htm
COST: $180

The Green Economy is, since 1992, Toronto's premier course on green
economic alternatives, formerly offered by the Labour Education Centre.
It runs 30 hours over 10 weeks, and features Toronto's cutting-edge
innovators in green development.

Sessions planned for this year will include:
- Principles of Green Economics
- Local-Sustainable Food Systems
- The Soft Energy Path
- Green Jobs and Social Justice
- The New Electronic Commons and Peer Production
- Green Building and Urban Design
- Socially-Responsible Investment
- Community Indicators and Vital Signs
- Sustainable Transportation

Co-sponsored by the TLC, the Coalition for a Green Economy, and Green
Enterprise Toronto (GET). For other great TLC events, see
http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/wordpress.

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