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Living On Purpose

# 156 ~ National Letting Go of Stuff Day

March 25, 2009
| Darren Johnson is the founder of this new officially recognized day to let go of stuff!
Length: 21:23
Healing the Earth

Developing Community Responses to Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence, part 2

February 23, 2009
| Galya and Erin talk about community responses to sexual assault, crisis support, harm reduction strategies, and supporting survivors in ways that are empowering and appropriate.
Length: 29:27
Healing the Earth

Developing Community Responses to Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence, part 1

February 17, 2009
| Galya and Erin talk about community responses to sexual assault, crisis support, harm reduction strategies, and supporting survivors in ways that are empowering and appropriate.
Length: 26:40

Portraits of poverty

Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

by Brad Cran and Gillian Jerome
(Arsenal Pulp Press and Pivot Legal Society,
2008;
$19.95)

Street Stories: 100 Years of Homelessness in Vancouver by Michael Barnholden and Nancy Newman with photographs by Lindsay Mearns (Anvil Press, 2007; $20.00)

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On being Muslim

Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada

by Natasha Bakht, ed.
(TSAR Publications,
2008;
$25.95)
The past seven years have not been kind to the Muslim identity. Post 9/11, society's views on Muslims have changed substantially. In this new world - shaped by the horrific images of the collapsing twin towers - identifying yourself as Muslim is a hefty confession.

It's often met by a raised eyebrow and perhaps a soft exhale. Then comes the barrage of questions and observations, subtly revealing society's myths about Muslims. Why don't you wear a veil? You don't seem to be a typical Muslim woman. You were born Muslim - but you're not practicing right?

As the surprise slowly wears off, out comes the curiosity. What's it like to be Muslim in Canada?

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Pivot Legal Society

podcast #32 - Jean Swanson: What Downtown Eastsiders want

December 10, 2008
| James Ash talks with Jean Swanson about the project to map the people of the Downtown Eastside.
Length: 12:16
CitizenShift

76 - Roots of Grass: An (Incomplete) History of Alternative Media in Quebec

November 26, 2008
| To mark Media Democracy Day 2008, Anna Leventhal reflects on how we view independent media of the past, and build upon it for the future.
Length: 28:11

The 16th Annual People's Prom

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00pm

Location

154 10 Ave East
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 15' 43.3224" N, 123° 6' 10.4472" W

THE PEOPLE'S PROM is the prom you never had in high school: it's a radical, community-oriented, anti-capitalist, queer, cross-dressing, gender bending, bike loving, slow dancing, big dress wearing, good time. It's annual, it's in East Van, and it's a fundraiser for creative resistance and direct action in BC... AND THE BEST DANCE PARTY YOU’LL EVER MAKE OUT AT.

You don't need a date for this dance party, just a good attitude and a party outfit... Have a date? Bring them!

Want to apply for funds? Check out the People's Trust Fund page for more info. peoplesprom@resist.ca We donate every cent we make.

Global News' Biggest Baby Shower Ever!

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location

Shops at Don Mills
1090 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 44' 11.1912" N, 79° 20' 39.1236" W

Global News invites you and your family to Toronto’s Biggest Baby Shower! On Sunday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., your family is invited to enjoy FREE food, fun, and exciting baby shower games at Shops at Don Mills (located at the intersection of Don Mills Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E.). The main stage will feature baby tips, products, shower games and big prizes, hosted by Global News anchor Farah Nasser. There will also be children’s entertainment with a colouring booth and more!

The first 200 moms/dads-to-be will receive a special baby swag bag. Everybody is welcome to join in and celebrate with us!

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