A Put Food in the Budget Campaign Fundraiser: 'Harry's Last Stand' Canadian book launch

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 00:00 to 02:00

This all ages event will be the Canadian book launch of author and activist Harry Leslie Smith's latest book Harry's Last Stand. He will be giving a short reading from the book with a talkback session and Q&A.

There will also be spoken word performances by Mahlikah Awe:ri and Britta B., plus dance by FumuJahmez! Following the performances, there will be a book signing.

DOORS: 7 PM / SHOW: 7:30 - 9 PM

TICKETS: $10 / $25 solidarity price - will enable us to provide an additional ticket to a person with a low income

FULLY ACCESSIBLE (elevator available) -Located in the Ball Room on the 2nd floor

Cash Bar / Snacks will be provided

PURCHASE TICKETS VIA PAYPAL: putfoodinthebudget.ca

Only 200 tickets available!

A small number of tickets will be available at the door.

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BIOS:

HARRY LESLIE SMITH is a survivor of the Great Depression, a second world war RAF veteran and, at 90, an activist for the poor and for the preservation of social democracy. His Guardian articles have been shared over 60,000 times on Facebook and have attracted huge comment and debate. He has authored numerous books about Britain during the Great Depression, the second world war and postwar austerity. He lives outside Toronto, Canada and in Yorkshire.Harry Leslie Smith books are represented by Greene & Heaton. His latest book "Harry's Last Stand" is published by Icon and available for sale in June 2014. See a video of Harry speaking here: http://news.sky.com/story/1341399/mps-sob-at-keep-your-mitts-off-my-nhs-speech 

MAHLIKAH AWE:RI, Enml'ga't-Saqama'sgw, Walking Woman, is a Haudenosaunee Kanien’kéha and Mi’kmaw drumtalk-poetic-rapologist; published writer; musician; hip hop MC; arts educator; radio show host; artivist, recording artist and curator, KM Hunter OAC Literary Arts Award nominee in 2013 who is currently published in four literary anthologies and released her first spoken word EP, Serpent’s Skin in 2011. Mahlikah is also a founding member of Red Slam Collective Indigenous Hip Hop Movement, 2013 nominees of the inaugural TD Diversity Arts Award.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, she will be delivering The Web Of Life Arts Education Project in partnership with the OAC, Poetry Saved Our Lives 2015 Pan-AM Poetry Slam for youth ages 13-19 years in partnership with the Toronto Public Library, and Expressing Native Culture Through the Arts in partnership with the TDSB Aboriginal Education Centre, and the AGO. www.youtube.com/redslamcollective

BRITTA B. is a Canadian spoken word artist and keynote speaker based in Toronto. She independently published two chapbooks of poetry titled "Speak" and "Oh, Britta" and released a self-titled spoken word EP in 2012.

Britta began performing spoken word while studying at Wilfrid Laurier University and joined the Toronto Poetry Slam team shortly after in 2012. Since then, she has provoked audiences across Canada both in competitive and feature performances. She has appeared as a featured guest in venues across the U.S. and Canada and was the Toronto International Poetry Slam 2013 champion.

As an ambassador for R.I.S.E. Edutainment and artist educator for UNITY Charity, Britta plans to serve Toronto’s so called “at-risk” communities by acquiring new languages and travelling to far off lands with a notebook in her hand writing anywhere, everywhere she can.

FUMU JAHMEZ is a performing artist who specializes as a dancer, singer, poet, and writer. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this multi-talented individual strives to create, unite and inspire. He arrived in Canada at an early age and quickly demonstrated a passion for the arts with a strong focus on dance. He moved to Toronto in 1993 and entered the Toronto arts scene. Fumu has been able to put his skills to work choreographing a Congolese piece for Beyond Sound Empijah which also featured in the Emancipation festival in Georgetown, Guyana in 2011. Fumu has completed one year as an apprentice performer with COBA (Collective of Black artists) and is now part of Red Slam Collective. He is also focusing on taking his career to the next level with a music album to be released sometime in the near future. The sky is the limit for this emerging artist. http://fumujahmez.com/en/

 

 

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