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Achieving Peaceful Pluralism in a Globalized World: Engaging Institutions through Active Citizenship The Hart House Global Commons is an interdisciplinary space for U of T students (including UTSC and UTM) to engage in real-time dialogue with students who will be participating virtually from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, The University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Indiana University Bloomington. Join us for an exciting opportunity to engage internationally, share perspectives and lived experience, and explore ways to work in our communities towards peaceful and justice-based pluralism. Achieving Peaceful Pluralism in a Globalized World Achieving peaceful pluralism, centered on equity and inclusion, has always been a challenging aspiration and no less so in an increasingly globalized world, where ideas, people, and information cross borders at unprecedented rates. The wide spectrum of global conflict and difference ranges from entrenched violent conflict to navigating systemic social and legal challenges and injustices. Cultural differences, miscommunication, and perceived wrongs can further compound the challenges to understand how, as individuals, we can affect positive change, and develop personal strategies to promote peaceful pluralism. What is our role as citizens in developing agency at the institutional, social, and individual levels, and in doing so finding solutions that are inclusive, diverse, and supportive for all citizens?
Nov
23
Campus Event

Hart House Global Commons 2017

Hosted by Hart House
Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality (ROARS) presents: Pariah and Popcorn: ROARS Film Screening When: 6-8 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2017 Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Room 5250) 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 RSVP: multi.faith@utoronto.ca If you would like more info on future events, please subscribe to our newsletter! https://tinyletter.com/ROARS It was great seeing everyone at Ally or Accomplice last month! This meeting we will be screening Pariah (2011), a coming-of-age film that tells the story of Alike, a seventeen-year-old working though heartbreak, family turmoil and learning to express her identity as a lesbian. Directed by Dee Rees, this semi-autobiographical film enjoyed massive success at Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Excellence in Cinematography Award in 2011. Along with a light dinner, we will be providing popcorn to snack on during the film! Following the screening we will have discussion. Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality (ROARS) is a student-led peer support group that provides a safe(r) space for self-identified women, trans, Two-Spirit, and gender non-binary/non-conforming people to discuss, critically analyze, and take action on issues of sexism, misogyny, racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, xenophobia, ageism, ableism, classism, White supremacy, colonialism, and settler colonialism, in relation to our lived experiences within religious institutions and spiritual journeys. This is a space to examine the impact of oppressive -isms and reclaim y/our spirituality. Access Info: Free event! Wheelchair accessible building and room. Accessible, single-user, all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room. Light dinner including vegan & gluten-free options. Limited TTC tokens available, upon request. Please arrive fragrance-free if possible. For access needs please contact: roarsuoft@gmail.com ROARS is a collaborative initiative between the Multifaith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice and the Centre for Women & Trans People at the University of Toronto.
Nov
23
Campus Event

Pariah and Popcorn: ROARS Film Screening

Hosted by Multi-Faith Centre University of Toronto
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Founded in 1901 and incorporated in 1977, the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) represents 50,000 students at the University of Toronto. If you’re a full-time undergraduate student at the St. George Campus or the Mississauga Campus, you’re a member of the UTSU and pay a membership fee of just under $20.00 annually. As a student government, the UTSU is independent of the university and strives to be a democratic, member-driven organization. The UTSU is governed on a day-to-day basis by a President and six Vice-Presidents, who report to a sixty-person Board of Directors. The President, the Vice-Presidents, and the members of the Board of Directors are all elected by the general membership, i.e. YOU!

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