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Toronto the Just: Stories of Women and the Struggle for Equality

March 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 

Jean Lumb advocating for Save Chinatown, 1960s – photo courtesy of Arlene Chan

 

Heritage Toronto and Women in Toronto Politics invite you to join us in a dynamic evening of celebrating phenomenal women and the struggle for social justice in Toronto.

Toronto the Just is an exhibit featuring the stories of eight women from Toronto’s past and present who have challenged inequality and discrimination based on gender, sexuality, race, class, and ability.

We are launching the exhibit with an event on International Women’s Day (March 8th) at St. Lawrence Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm, the event runs from 6:30-8:00pm.  In addition to being the first to see and experience the Toronto the Just exhibit, the launch event will include inspiring women discussing current and historical social justice issues, a commemorative plaque unveiling for Doris Anderson (former editor of Chatelaine, journalist, author, and champion of women’s rights), and some light refreshments. 

Toronto the Just is part of the Myseum of Toronto Myseum-Intersections Festival, exploring different perspectives on the city’s natural, cultural, and historical diversity, running from March 6 – 31, 2016.

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Please register for the March 8 launch event below. While the launch is a one-night-only event, we also plan to take this show on the road! As such, we would appreciate a small donation from those who register for the launch event if you are able to, as your support will help us bring the exhibit across Toronto throughout the month of March!

Travelling exhibit dates are as follows:

March 8 – 12
St. Lawrence Hall (157 King Street East)

March 14 – 18
Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall)

March 19 – 26
Scarborough Museum (Thomson Memorial Park, 1007 Brimley Rd)

March 28 – April 3
York University, Scott Library (4700 Keele Street)

For more information about where and when you can see Toronto the Just in person visit: www.heritagetoronto.org

 

Details

Date:
March 8, 2016
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Organizer

Heritage Toronto
Phone:
416-338-1338
Email:
email@heritagetoronto.org
Website:
heritagetoronto.org

Venue

St. Lawrence Hall
157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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Phone:
4163380682