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G20-Toronto Debrief

November 11th, 2010

Friday November 12, 7:00pm
at Morisset Hall room 205, University of Ottawa www.uottawa.ca/maps (MRT building)

~ free / by donation ~ wheelchair accessible ~

Featuring:
* Farrah Miranda, Toronto Community Mobilization Network
* Mike Leitold, Movement Defense Committee
* Sarah Reaburn, Toronto Street Medics
… bios below

Opening by professor Claudette Commanda, Algonquin, Anishinabeg, National Coordinator of First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres

Moderated by Ayesha Asghar, No One Is Illegal-Ottawa

This is the keynote event of the 4th Organizing For Justice gathering. Full info at www.organizingforjustice.ca or 613-656-5498 / org4justice@gmail.com

SPEAKER BIOS:

Farrah Miranda organized with and was a spokesperson for the Toronto Communiyt Mobilization Network (now Community Solidarity Network): “The network is a collection of Toronto-based organizers and allies, that used the fleeting moment of the G8/G20 meetings in Toronto in June 2010 to come together and share the work that we do every other day of the year. Building the momentum for a movement for Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Environmental and Climate Justice, Migrant Justice and an End to War and Occupation, Income Equity and Community Control over Resources, Gender Justice and Queer and disAbility rights.” Farrah also organizes with No One Is Illegal-Toronto.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Mike Leitold lives in Toronto and works as a criminal defence lawyer with a small progressive firm. He is an active member of the Movement Defence Committee (MDC), an autonomous working group of the Law Union of Ontario that organizes legal support for movements for social justice, including the recent anti-G20 mobilizations in Toronto. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Law Union, and is a member and supporter of grassroots organizations including the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Sarah Reaburn is a nurse and member of Toronto Street Medics. Re-incarnated out of the planning for the G20, Toronto Street Medics are individuals with various types of health training who view `health` as a strategic resource for all struggles for justice and dignity. Toronto Street Medics supported resistance to the G20 by providing preventative health care, emergency first aid and aftercare to persons attending the summit in Toronto. When the worlds 20 most dangerous countries are not occupying her downtown core, Sarah organizes with No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Health for All, gardens in her local community garden and paints.