Thursday, 3 April 2008

Bolivia Rising; Toronto Dollar Party

Event announcements from the Toronto Social Forum:


DATE: Saturday, April 5th, 7 p.m.
PLACE: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street
COST: Donation of $5 or what you can

An evening of entertainment and solidarity, featuring Melodia de Bolivia,
Fraternidad Kantataki, Rosario Arce, Aztec Sacred Dancers, Gustavo
Saavedra, Las Imillitas, plus greetings from the Bolivian Ambassador.

Bolivia will soon vote on a new constitution. The President of Bolivia,
Evo Morales, describes this charter as a break from a colonial and
neoliberal past and a turn to a new era of indigenous culture and social
justice. Bolivia's pro-US opposition has responded with violence, threats
of separation, and promises of disruption. The situation in Bolivia is
critical. This event will explain the issues and affirm support of
Bolivian democracy.


DATE: Thursday, April 3rd, 6-9:30 p.m.
PLACE: North St. Lawrence Market, Jarvis and Front

The first annual Feast of Authors, a gathering of the writing community of
Ontario, will offer a banquet for book lovers. Almost 90 authors,
including Jeff Yosick, James W. Foster, Richard (Dick) Cooper, as well as
members of the Writers' Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets,
will be signing their books and meeting members of book clubs and other
readers at this celebration of Toronto Dollar's tenth anniversary.

April is also the tenth anniversary of National Poetry Month, which will
be marked by readings of Poetry Without Borders, funded by the League of
Canadian Poets and the Toronto Arts Council.

Other features of the evening are the Frankly Bob Literary, Art and Music
awards and story time for children. Light refreshments and a cash bar
will be available. The evening includes entertainment, a fashion
show/contest (recyclable materials) and other events and displays from
local community and writers' groups.

CTV's Tom Hayes is MC. Raffle tickets for a $500.00 shopping spree to be
drawn that night are on sale every Saturday at the Toronto Dollar booth in
the St. Lawrence Market.

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