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What’s New for July 2017


Summer is here and while U of T’s three campuses maybe a bit quieter, the city is heating up with summer festivals and events. We hope you will take some time to enjoy one of the many festivals.


Paid Internships: ROARS Facilitators (Two Positions)
Deadline to apply is: July 7th

Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality (ROARS) is a student-led peer support group that provides a safe(r) space for self-identified women, trans, two-spirited, and gender non-binary/non-conforming people to discuss, critically analyze, and take action on issues of sexism, misogyny, racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, xenophobia, ageism, ableism, classism, White supremacy, colonialism, and settler colonialism, in relation to our lived experiences within religious institutions and spiritual journeys. This is a space to examine the impact of oppressive -isms and reclaim your own spirituality.

Paid Internships: Sept 1, 2017 – March 15, 2018 (10 hours per week maximum)
Internship Sponsors: Multi-Faith Centre & Centre for Women & Trans People, U of T
Application Deadline: July 7, 2017

For further information on the application requirements, please visit the following URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/645378012325266.


Registration Now Open – (IM) MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era

(Im)Material Culture: Health History Collections in a Digital Era

A part of the University of Toronto’s Sesquicentennial Commemorations, (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era, an interdisciplinary symposium, will take place on November 10th and 11th, 2017. The event is hosted by the University of Toronto’s Health History Partnership.

(IM)MATERIAL CULTURE focuses on broadening perspectives on health as represented through material culture. It explores, in particular, the ways in which collections may be used to recover and present the histories of previously ‘invisible’, or marginalized groups.

The event begins with an evening reception and keynote address on the Symposium’s themes (Friday, November 10th). This is followed by an inter-professional (IPE) education day (Saturday November 11th) at the Medical Sciences building, with panels, speakers and exhibits charting the evolution of health history collections in a digital era.

Registration is now open! Register at: http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/start.aspx?sid=731&gid=45&pgid=12249&content_id=12869.

For further information, please visit the following URL: http://health-humanities.com/immaterial-culture/.


More Events

(If you wish to request that your event be included in our monthly newsletter, please submit requests to antiracism@utoronto.ca at least one week prior to the beginning of the new month.)

From now until July 3, 10:00 am, Ontario Place, 955 Lakeshore Boulevard W: Heritage Ontario Festival. This free 4-day Ontario 150 festival will celebrate Ontario’s vast multicultural history with lots of heritage activities, food, drinks, and entertainment.

From now until July 3, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W: Our Home on Native Land. Join in celebrating the diverse sounds and stories of the land known as Turtle Island by acknowledging the creative contributions of Indigenous and newcomer Canadians. Live music, dance and family activities. Performers include Shault, Quique Escamilla, Vox Sambou and more.

From now until July 15, Market Gallery, 95 Front Street East: Settling in Toronto: The Quest for Freedom, Opportunity and Identity. This exhibit will explore how immigration and the experiences of new Canadians has transformed the city from the 1700s to the present. Through videos, oral histories, artifacts and historic documents; the exhibit will reveal the evolution of Toronto through personal stories of struggle, triumph and celebration. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions focusing on Canada’s 150th birthday.

July 9, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Yonge & Dundas Square: Anatolia Festival. Anatolia Festival celebrates Turkish culture in Canada. Performing LIVE Turkish folk dance, music, food, fun and entertainment.

July 15 – 16, Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Dr.: Festival of India. The Festival of India brings a splash of spiritual culture to Toronto! The 45th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) will begin with a euphoric parade down Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then will shift to Sherbourne Common, for two days of festivities which include music, dance & drama performances, exhibits on ancient spiritual culture and heritage, face-painting, an outdoor yoga festival (Yoga Meltdown), a vegetarian feast and more.

July 22 – 23, 12:00 pm, Gerrard India Bazaar, 1426A Gerrard Street E.: Festival of South Asia. The 15th annual Festival of South Asia is the longest running South Asian street festival in Ontario and also the largest, annually attracting 250,000 visitors in two days. The festival will spice up your senses with sumptuous cuisines from close to 30 member restaurants plus cultural entertainment taking to the streets and on a live main stage. You will not only be entertained but truly immersed in South Asian culture!

July 23, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, Earlscourt Park, 1200 Lansdowne Avenue: Toronto International Brazilfest. The Toronto International Brazilfest is recognized as the largest Brazilian culture event in Canada. It is a platform to display and highlight the best food and talent, art and entertainment from the Brazilian community. The rhythms of Brazil will be expressed and celebrated with the help of a diverse and high quality team of performers and bands.

July 29 – 30, 2:00 pm, Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive: Mississauga Latin Festival. In its 8th year, the Mississauga Latin Festival takes special pride in highlighting the rich roots and traditions of our Latin culture to the Canadian community in the City of Mississauga. The event features large musical and folkloric performances, a children’s play area, food vendors, exhibitors, artisans and educational demonstrations of services and initiatives that involve such topics as Immigration, settlement, Educational opportunities, trades involvement, the environment and volunteering.

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