Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Transformative Change for Social Justice: Toronto City Hall on July 2 & 3, Gala on 4th.

FROM Torontothebetter Peel correspondent Ranjit Khatkur
 Dear Friends of Insight and Towards Social Justice:

As you already know, 'Insight' created a platform for social justice work and our team of 'Towards Social Justice' continue to develop strategies to take all the courageous conversations into supporting and creating initiatives that continue the dialogue and turn the VOICE INTO ACTION. Currently we are working really hard to develop a platform for this work to continue in Business, Mental Health, Education and The Environment at a GCI Conference in Toronto on July 2/3/4, 2015.

We need your attendance, help and support for July 2, 3 and 4th at the Global Change Initiative at Toronto City Hall. Our connections, incredible leaders and supporters have been invited to participate from all four above mentioned areas to take social justice dialogue to a higher level that initiates actual institutional change. If we have missed you and you see a segment where you feel your expertise should be reflected please contact us. We need your help to circulate the Global Change Initiative details to ALL YOUR connections.  It needs to be done immediately :)  
We have a discount code that will allow our special guests (YOU) access to a discount of 50% for a limited time only! that's only $250 for all three days! This offer expires on the June 20, 2015. 

Also 20% of what your ticket price will automatically go to develop THE GATEHOUSE-PEEL! Can you imagine another Gatehouse helping young people and adults who have experienced sexual abuse here in Peel.  Many marginalized young people don't access any services, we want them to have opportunities to heal. 

If you donate to a cause, consider your ticket helping so many causes, opening the dialogue to turn the VOICE of social change into ACTION and also building a place for sexually abused children and adults.

PLEASE forward this to all your connections and as friends of 'Insight' and social justice, lets show people we care, we are making a difference, we want to see ACTION and lets start by purchasing our tickets at and use the discount code attached and help make Canada the Change we want to see, Let's BE that change! 

Any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail.

Thanks you,

Ranjit Khatkur 
Founder/Director, Towards Social Justice & Insight

Celebration of Sex Worker Solidarity Day of Action: Saturday, June 13 - 2pm @ Allan Gardens

We at TorontoTheBetter support this as well (see the Facebook Event page to comment or click through to the performer links):

"Join us - and people from BC to Nfld - for the National Day of Action for Sex Workers' Rights!

Here in Toronto we will be celebrating this amazing show of solidarity and support for people who trade and sell sexual services


Saturday, June 13th
Allan Gardens
(Alternate indoor location in case of inclement weather: Sherbourne Health Centre, just east of the park)

There will be a picnic with food, speakers, & performances.

Hosted by Kyisha Williams and Chanelle Gallant!

Confirmed speakers and performances:
* Elene Lam - Butterfly and the Migrant Sex Workers Project
* Akio Maroon - Maggie's
* Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester - STRUT, Maggie's and the Indigenous Sex Workers Action Project
* TBA - Bad Date Coalition
* TBA - Regent Park Community Health Centre

* Tiny B Hiney - Performer!
* Mz Kitty DeMure - Performer!

Pet and child friendly!
Childcare minders & activities for kids!

Allan Gardens is accessible for wheelchairs, and there is a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

For more information, contact:
Co-organized by: Maggie’s - Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Regent Park Community Health Centre, STRUT, Butterfly, TransPride Toronto and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

Endorsed by: Terri-Jean Bedford, Sistering, No More Silence, Sex Professionals of Canada, HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario, OAITH (Ontario Association of Interim and Transitional Housing), Sherbourne Health Centre, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Sistering, Sherbourne Health Centre, Immigration Legal Committee of the Law Union of Ontario, and more!"

Monday, 1 June 2015

Creative Works Studio at Riverdale Art Walk: June 6 & 7, 2015

Creative Works Studio is excited to be returning for a second year at the Riverdale Art Walk (RAW) on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 87

RAW is held right in our neighbourhood, just a 10 minute walk down the street. We'll have paintings and clay relief works available, as well as our very popular greeting cards. We hope to see you at Jimmie Simpson Park.

What: Creative Works Studio at Riverdale Art Walk
When: Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 11AM - 6PM
Where: Booth #163, Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen Street East, Toronto