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NOW ed­i­tors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

NOW Magazine - - DAILY 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.

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