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Paul Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare at WE.Gordon Neighbourhood House Director Paul Taylor in one of their gardens, Salad maker ?? speaking with passersby, Exterior shot of the the building.

A Recipe for Justice

How one organization radically stirred up conventional business practices to heal communities — and flourish in difficult times.

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a post for the FOLD 2021 festival for writers

May 1-15, 2021
SEMINARS 12:00 PM-9:00 PM EST EACH DAY

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson (and recent guest on LiisBeth’s The Fine Print show). 

Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries.

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group.

Noteworthy Events

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson (also a guest on LiisBeth’s The Fine Print show) . In May 2016, the first festival devoted to underrepresented authors and storytellers was presented in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries.

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group

In times of rising extremism and hate, this special gathering invites you to explore how ordinary people can help create space for those beliefs to change. Using short documentary videos and engaging group discussion, we will explore the stories of how Christian Picciolini left the neo-Nazis and filmmaker Deeyah Khan’s Radical Compassion in the face of extremism.   Facilitators: Rivera Sun and Rosa Zubizaretta.
Saturday May 8, 2021
5:00-7:30 PM EST 
Cost: Varies 

Register here. 

A bracing tour of “Business Truths that Feminists Can’t Ignore”, plus strategies for working through them. Join CV Harquail in a workshop that takes stock of a dozen of business truths. And, we’ll strategize how to deal with them in feminist ways so that we and our businesses flourish.
Monday, May 17
12:00-1:30 PM EST
Cost: $15-$35 USD. 

Register here. 

Hear the acclaimed author of The Lonely CityOlivia Laing, as she discusses her urgent new book, Everybody. Olivia will be joined in conversation by the therapist and social critic Susie Orbach, author of the classic, groundbreaking work, Fat is a Feminist Issue.
Even in our digital and automated era, the body remains a source of power. Everybody brilliantly and inspiringly reminds us that the future is, literally, in our hands.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM EST
Cost: Varies

Register here. 

Angela Y. Davis, Beth Richie, Liat Ben-Moshe, Maya Schenwar, and Victoria Law in conversation on disability, madness, and prison abolition.
This event will be a timely conversation about disability, madness, prison reform and abolition. Speakers will confront the entanglement of punishment and treatment, the carceral state and social work, and caging and “rehabilitation.” They will engage with the Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law’s Prison by Any Other Name and Liat Ben-Moshe’s Decarcerating Disability, and the questions these books raise.
Friday, May 21, 2021
3:00-4:45 PM EST
Cost: $0-$25 USD

Register here.

Toggle CoNew American Dream is a five-week series of virtual forums that will gather thought leaders from across the country to discuss the impact of white supremacy and state-backed racism on America today. The event will also explore ways to make the nation’s policies and culture more accountable to its democratic ideals.
The summit will examine systemic racism in relation to five pillars of contemporary society: voting rights, technoscience, journalism, antiracism, and cultural narrative. The focus is on strategies and solidarity, with an understanding of history and eyes toward the future.
April 28 – May 26, 2021 
Cost: FREE!

More information here.ntent

Paul Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare at WE.Gordon Neighbourhood House Director Paul Taylor in one of their gardens, Salad maker ?? speaking with passersby, Exterior shot of the the building.

A Recipe for Justice

How one organization radically stirred up conventional business practices to heal communities — and flourish in difficult times.

Read More »

Don't miss...

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book cover image of the book Petra by Shaena Lambert

MAR 31
6:45-8:00PM EST

Join Lana Pesch for intimate conversations with feminist authors at The Feminist Enterprise Commons.

Noteworthy Events

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson. In May 2016, the first festival devoted to underrepresented authors and storytellers was presented in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries. 

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group.

In times of rising extremism and hate, this special gathering invites you to explore how ordinary people can help create space for those beliefs to change. Using short documentary videos and engaging group discussion, we will explore the stories of how Christian Picciolini left the neo-Nazis and filmmaker Deeyah Khan’s Radical Compassion in the face of extremism. Facilitators: Rivera Sun and Rosa Zubizaretta.
Saturday May 8, 2021
5:00-7:30 PM EST 
Cost: $20 USD

Register here. 

A bracing tour of “Business Truths that Feminists Can’t Ignore”, plus strategies for working through them. Join CV Harquail in a workshop that takes stock of a dozen of business truths. And, we’ll strategize how to deal with them in feminist ways so that we and our businesses flourish.
Monday, May 17
12:00-1:30 PM EST
Cost: $15-$35 USD. 

Register here. 

Hear the acclaimed author of The Lonely CityOlivia Laing, as she discusses her urgent new book, Everybody. Olivia will be joined in conversation by the therapist and social critic Susie Orbach, author of the classic, groundbreaking work, Fat is a Feminist Issue.
Even in our digital and automated era, the body remains a source of power. Everybody brilliantly and inspiringly reminds us that the future is, literally, in our hands.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM EST
Cost: $20 USD.

Register here. 

Angela Y. Davis, Beth Richie, Liat Ben-Moshe, Maya Schenwar, and Victoria Law in conversation on disability, madness, and prison abolition.
This event will be a timely conversation about disability, madness, prison reform and abolition. Speakers will confront the entanglement of punishment and treatment, the carceral state and social work, and caging and “rehabilitation.” They will engage with the Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law’s Prison by Any Other Name and Liat Ben-Moshe’s Decarcerating Disability, and the questions these books raise.
Friday, May 21, 2021
3:00-4:45 PM EST
Cost: $0-$25 USD

Register here.

New American Dream is a five-week series of virtual forums that will gather thought leaders from across the country to discuss the impact of white supremacy and state-backed racism on America today. The event will also explore ways to make the nation’s policies and culture more accountable to its democratic ideals.
The summit will examine systemic racism in relation to five pillars of contemporary society: voting rights, technoscience, journalism, antiracism, and cultural narrative. The focus is on strategies and solidarity, with an understanding of history and eyes toward the future.
April 28 – May 26, 2021 
Cost: FREE!

More information here.

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