Join filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, long-time activist Judy Rebick and LGBT2 activist Stefonknee Wolscht as well as occupiers from Toronto to discuss the role of love and compassion in politics and the occupy movement.
Where: Friends of Quakers (60 Lowther Ave - Bloor and Spadina area)
When: Saturday, December 17 6:30 pm to 9 pm - food will be served at 6:30 and discussion will begin at 7 pm.
About the Event:
Canadian documentary filmmaker and media activist Velcrow Ripper (director Scared Sacred and Fierce Light) has been filming at Occupy Wall Street in New York since day one for his upcoming feature documentary, "Occupy Love: A Global Revolution of the Heart."
Velcrow has recently returned from filming Occupy Oakland's epic General Strike, tracing the roots of the movement through the Arab Spring at Tahrir Square in Egypt, the European Summer with the Indignado's of Spain, and Occupy London, England. Velcrow will be featuring a screening of selected short videos from the Occupy Love project. Learn more at www.occupylove.org
Judy Rebick is a long-time activist, journalist and feminist in Toronto. Judy helped found rabble.ca and has written several books including her latest 'Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political' (2009). Judy will be discussing her experience at Occupy Toronto, Wallstreet and Vancouver in relation to her observations and participation in movements since the 1960's.
Stefonknee Wolscht is an LGBT2 activist in Toronto who organized with Occupy Toronto from day one. Stefonknee will be discussing what brought her to Occupy Toronto and sharing insights from what she learned there.
A sample of Velcrow's upcoming film:
rabble.ca is proud to be a media sponsor for this event.
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.