NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events
1RALLY FOR RENEWABLES IN ONTARIO Toronto Climate Action Network rally at Queen’s Park from noon to 2 pm Thursday (November 9) to call for a phasing out of nuclear power in Ontario. The government has announced plans to extend the life of its nuclear reactors at Darlington and Pickering. The demonstration, endorsed by a number of Indigenous organizations including youth of Anishinabek and Iroquois Caucus First Nations and
Bawating Water Protectors, is also to raise awareness of the proposed burial of nuclear waste on First Nations territories. Free. 47 Queen’s Park Crescent. tcan.ca.
2HUMAN RIGHTS TOWN HALL Myanmar’s current ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, the Arms Trade Treaty and Canada’s role in human rights abroad is the focus of a town hall Tuesday (November 14) with Amnesty International Canada secretary-general Alex Neve and Beaches-East York Liberal MP
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. The discussion will also focus on protecting Canadians and permanent residents from rights violations in other countries. 6-8 pm. Free. Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth. facebook.com
3CELEBRATING SKARECKY The eclectic composer and artist
Jana Skarecky turns 60 and celebrates with an all-day affair on Saturday (November 11) that includes a reception for her art exhibit (from 1 to 4 pm) and concert (at 8 pm) at Heliconian Hall. The concert includes the premiere of a new work for string quartet, voice and piano, with text by Di Brandt, and benefits the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of
Canada. $25. 35 Hazelton. janaskarecky.com.
Queen’s Park rally November 9 pushes for nuclear phase-out .