A Couple of weeks ago I spoke at MCC Toronto and told a little of my story. If you are interested the message starts around the 22 and a half minute mark: http://www.mcctoronto.com/webcasts/sunday-services/sharing-of-stories-2
I’m part of the Metropolitan Community Church Toronto Social Justice Network. If you have a chance join us at 115 Simpson Ave in Toronto for one or more of the above brown bag educational lunches, I hope you’ll come out. The pdf of the flyer is here. Please feel free to circulate.
Follow the link to an excellent article by Eric Morse that appears in the current edition of the Bulletin. We are now half way to our goal of a new chess table.
We are now 1/3 of the way there, with 100% of all donations going directly to the cost of purchasing and installing a new public outdoor chess table at the corner of Queen and Church.
Your donations make a tangible difference to a marginalized community in this city. You:
OFFER HOPE. Community members with a potential to become isolated have a place to meet, socialize, and find support in each other.
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY. The chess tables bring together a wonderfully diverse group of people who find inclusion and equity in a shared game.
FULFILL A DREAM. This is an idea born from the people who find social support in the space around these tables. When I ran for city council in 2010, these folks approached me with the dream of adding another chess table to the park, since the existing tables are in high demand. Let’s show our support!
LEAVE A LEGACY. A new permanent chess table is a positive mark we can leave for years to come. It’s a contribution that will continue to benefit this city for many, many years.
We just need a few more supporters to make this happen. Could you help me out by spreading the word to people you know?
Send your friends a link to www.joeldick.com
Give a gift donation for a birthday or special occasion. I’ll send your friend a personalized card explaining the project, and how your gift in their honour is making our city a better place for many years to come.
Remember that donations over $10 receive a charitable tax receipt from the Lions Club of Toronto.
Thanks again, everyone. We’re almost there!
This round table discussion was so much fun. I was joined on ckln.fm by a rockstar team of women in the labour movement: OPSEU Regional Vice President, Nancy Pridham, Steward Coordinator for CUPE 4400, Colleen Costa, and co-founder of the Toronto Young New Democrats, Jennie Ernewein. We discussed current issues faced by the labour movement with a focus on the issues most important to women.
We had a lot to talk about, so I split our discussion into five parts for your listening pleasure. Click the links below to hear any of these:
Part One: Facing Austerity
Part Two: Organizing
Part Three: Together We Eat, Divided We Starve
Part Four: Pensions
Part Five: Victories
I had the pleasure of interviewing Gene Desfor and Jennefer Laidley, editors of Reshaping Toronto’s Waterfront, who stopped by to talk about their new book.
The book looks at the history of Toronto’s waterfront over the last two centuries.
Click the picture to listen to Part One of our interview, and their thoughts on the Waterfront.
Susan Gapka, Trans Rights Activist, stopped by the studio at CKLN to talk with me about Bill C-389.
Click the picture to hear us chat about trans human rights, gender identity, and gender expression in Canada.
Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc offered his thoughts on transit and the Transit City plan during our interview on CKLN 88.1 FM’s Word of Mouth Program.
Click the picture to listen to our interview.
I interviewed Peter Tabuns, NDP Energy Critic, on CKLN 88.1FM Word of Mouth.
Click the pic to listen to us talk about the nuclear incident in Japan, its implications, and nuclear energy in Ontario.