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Hope Talk – Terry Watada: A Canadian Identity Story

August 26, 2017

Growing up as virtually the only Japanese Canadian in his Toronto neighbourhood, Terry has seen a side of Canada experienced by a relative few. Both his story and newest novel are insightful to a brighter future.

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Hope Talk - Twelve-year-old Piano Sensation Hao Wei Lin

August 26, 2017

Often described as an old soul for his evocative style, Hao Wei Lin will share his story.

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Sunday Scene: Sergei Petrov

August 27, 2017

Sergei Petrov is Professor of Film Studies at Durham College and Executive Director at both Scarborough Arts and the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. Prior to this, he programmed films for the Toronto International Film Festival and Canadian Film Centre, in addition to consulting for numerous national and international film festivals. Petrov will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

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Sunday Scene: Abbas Rizvi

September 3, 2017

Abbas Rizvi is a Toronto-based draftsman and Lead Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. He completed his BFA at OCAD University in Drawing and Painting and has recently exhibited at Gallery 1313 and Hazelton Lanes Fine Arts. Rizvi will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

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The Future of Food

September 8, 2017

Join international and local experts Bruce Friedrich, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Dr. Tushar Mehta, and the Humane Society’s Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes in this controversial panel on The Future of Food.

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Bruce Friedrich – Seeds of Disruption: How Food Technology Will Save the Planet

September 9, 2017

Bruce Friedrich will discuss why animal protein alternatives are gaining popularity; how slaughter-free meat grown in a brewery will change how the world eats; and why the future of protein is directly linked to the future of the planet itself.

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Desiree Nielsen: You are what you(r bacteria) eat: how plants power gut health

September 9, 2017

Learn more about the miraculous relationship between you and your gut and how a plant-centred diet will help you restore vibrant health from the inside out.

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Adam Chaim – From Illness to Ironman

September 9, 2017

Join Adam as he tells his story of how a tumour found by accident and a terrifying prognosis helped him find a plant-based lifestyle, heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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Carol J. Adams – The Sexual Politics of Meat

September 10, 2017

The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show is an evolving one-hour dynamic and challenging presentation that uses images of women and animals in contemporary popular culture to discuss oppressive attitudes.

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