NOW editors pick a trio of can’t-miss events
1 EXPERT PANEL SCOPES POT AND PUBLIC HEALTH The Royal Canadian Institute for Science does a deep dive into the neuroscience of pot with a talk at U of T’s Medical Sciences Building on Sunday (October 28) entitled Living With Pot: Medicine & Public Health In An Age Of Legalization. Panelists include psychiatry professor Tony George, molecular pharmacologist Ruth Ross, public health expert David Hammond and moderator Lesley Campbell, head of Ryerson University’s Plant Evolution and Ecology Lab. 2 pm. Free. JJR Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Pre-register at eventbrite.ca. 2 PEDESTRIAN SUNDAYS WRAPS ANOTHER SEASON Kensington Market’s monthly cele- bration of car-free street culture and ecology, Pedestrian Sundays, wraps up another season of community conscious-raising with music, street theatre and local vendors on Sunday (October 28). Free. Noon to 7 pm. Free. Area around Augusta south of College. kensingtonmarketbia.com. 3
IRAN UPRISING FOCUS OF OISE TALK Is the reform movement in Iran dead? Author Maral Karimi launches her book The Iranian Green Movement Of 2009: Reverberating Echoes Of Resistance, and takes part in a panel discussion on the role of social media in Iran’s popular uprising, at OISE’s Nexus Lounge on Tuesday (October 30). 5:30 pm. Free. 252 Bloor West, 12th floor. greenmovementlaunch@ gmail.com
Experts talk pot and public health at U of T on Sunday, October 28.