NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events
1 SUPPORT SISTERING AND TRANS INCLUSIVITY
Sistering, the 24/7 drop-in space for women experiencing poverty, violence and mental health issues, wants to hear from Bloorcourt residents on how the agency can better serve women in need as well as the community. Councillor Mike Layton moderates a town hall meeting Thursday (November 2) at the Central Church. Sistering opened as a women’s shelter at Bathurst and Dundas in 1981 and soon grew to provide outreach programs in Parkdale before expanding to a second location on Bloor West in 2015. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 986 Bloor West. mikelayton.to.
2 ANTI-FASCISM LESSONS IN THE TRUMP ERA
Anti-racism expert (and sometimes NOW contributor) Bernie Farber, psychiatrist Bonnie Burstow, Noor Cultural Centre director Azeezah Kanji and humanities professor Wesley Crichlow tackle Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and racism in the post-truth Trump era in a discussion at OISE on Thursday (November 2), moderated by Canadian Race Relations Foundation CEO Karen Mock. 4:30-6 pm. Free. 7th floor Peace Lounge. 252 Bloor West. Pre-register at truthfact.eventbrite.ca.
3 SING THE BLUES FOR RED DOOR SHELTER
Harrison Kennedy, Irene Torres, Cheryl Lescom, Jerome Godboo, Jay Douglas and others perform at a benefit for Red Door Family Shelter on Sunday (November 5) at Lula Lounge. Big Rude Jake hosts. 8 pm. $25. 1585 Dundas West. bluesforthereddoor.ca.
Panel at OISE tackles racism in post-truth Trump era.