Two Events on January 26 - Yonge Street Peace Open Mic Town Hall bumped to February…

With two other events now having been scheduled for exactly the same time on exactly the same subject on exactly the same date - Thursday January 26, 2006 -, it made less and less sense for Yonge Street Peace to add to any potential for divisiveness on this important issue, by also holding our ‘Open Mic Town Hall on the Roots and Results of Gun Violence‘, the date of which was announced on live television as early as Monday, January 2, 2006.

Many of you following this blog have already made arrangements to keep your upcoming Thursday evening January 26, 2006 free and available in anticipation of attending our Town Hall. You all are still encouraged to please attend and participate in either of the following two events:

Racialization of Crime: Anti-Racist responses to the Guns +

Racialization of Crime : Anti-Racist responses to the Guns + “Gangs” Debate in Toronto – a Panel discussion with Kike Roach, Dalton Higgins, Rinaldo Walcott and others.

When: Thursday, 26 January 2006 (7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
Where: Toronto Reference Library (Beeton auditorium)
789 Yonge St (at Bloor)
Toronto ON
Contact: Jody Nyasha Warner
Regent Park Focus
tel: 416-863-1074
catchmail[@]catchdaflava.com

Details: Are you disturbed by how recent gun violence in Toronto has been portrayed as a “black community” problem? Want to hear another side to the story? Come out to hear notable writers, academics, lawyers and activists critique this framing.

At the Toronto Reference Library
(Beeton auditorium). Sponsored by Regent Park Focus – Youth Media Arts Centre.
For more information 416-863-1074.

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We have received numerous emails from residents in Toronto-Danforth’s ward 29 district asking whether the ‘Town Hall Meeting’ to be held in that ward on Thursday January 26, was our ‘Town Hall on the Roots and Results of Gun Violence‘ or if our meeting had been moved from downtown Toronto. The answer is no.

That ‘Town Hall Meeting’ is intended for the residents of Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth, will cover topics other community concerns like local traffic, it is not intended as a city-wide event. Here’re the details:

City Councillor Case Ootes
Ward 29, Toronto-Danforth

Invites You to a TOWN HALL MEETING

Special Guests:

- CHIEF WILLIAM BLAIR, Toronto Police Service

- STAFF INSPECTOR DAN HAYES, Toronto Police Service,

54 Division

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Place: East York Community Centre – Gymnasium

1081 � Pape Ave. (south of O’Connor Drive)

I look forward to seeing you on January 26th!

Councillor Case Ootes
Ward 29, Toronto-Danforth
City of Toronto
Phone: 416-392-4032
Community Office Phone: 416-778-CASE (778-2273)
email: councillor_ootes@toronto.ca

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