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Book Review
Apr 6, 2012
VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas

¡VIVA! Celebrating community, arts and education

Zainab Amadahy
From Central America to Canada, the ¡VIVA! Project, summarized in a colourful book and an accompanying DVD set, features communities engaged in transformational arts processes.
Event

Words of Resistance: Centre for Women and Trans People's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Mar 29, 2012
Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of Toronto
563 Spadina Ave.
M5S2J7 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 35.8488" N, 79° 24' 1.0368" W
Ontario CA
Join us for an evening of performance, socialization, food, and fun! The centre is hosting an Open Mic night in celebration of our 25th anniversary and we want you to be a part of our celebration!
Event

The Yes Men present: Creative mischief explosion

Apr 14, 2012 to Apr 15, 2012
Tatamagouche Centre
259 Loop Route 6
B0K 1V0 Tatamagouche , NS
Canada
45° 43' 12.7236" N, 63° 18' 6.768" W
Nova Scotia CA
Practice corporate trouble and mischief-making with the internationally renowned YES Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, New York)
Blog
Dec 23, 2011

From New York to Baghdad: A tale of two cities

Hadani Ditmars
I am in New York at Christmas time. I would like to be thinking about things like Miracle on 34th Street and An Affair to Remember. But instead I am thinking about Iraq.
Blog
Nov 30, 2011

Start the new era

Fiona Rayher and Tara Mahoney
The New Era blog demonstrates how young change agents are successfully using new tools and new approaches to re-imagine politics, commerce, culture, faith, collaboration, democracy and community.
Event

Shen Yun Performing Arts Show 2012 Vancouver

Feb 3, 2012
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
600 Hamilton St.
V6B 1A1 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 51.3588" N, 123° 6' 45.2916" W
British Columbia CA
A new lineup of the world-class Shen Yun 2012 show is coming back to Vancouver featuring classical Chinese dance, colorful costumes, animated digital backdrops and live orchestra, in February 2012.
Event

Third Annual International Festival of Poetry of Resistance

Oct 14, 2011 to Oct 17, 2011
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street, Toronto The event will be held at Steelworkers' Hall on Friday and Sunday. On Saturday, it will be at the 519 Church St. Community Centre, Toronto.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 23.1192" N, 79° 23' 45.96" W
Ontario CA
This is a three-day festival in which poets from Canada and beyond will raise their voices in favour of social change.
Blog
Sep 2, 2011
Image: canadianart.ca

Government arts grants: Preaching to the choir?

Andrea Carson
With all this talk of financial reform, from the global to the municipal levels (hello, Rob Ford), maybe it's time we looked at whether the granting system in Canada could use some reform of its own.

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