Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Events

  • Kingston Book Launch: Unearthing Justice

    Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

    Joan Kuyek, community organizer, author and co-founder of MiningWatch Canada, will be launching her latest book, Unearthing Justice: How To Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry in Kingston

    November 21, 7pm Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess Street, Kingston ON

    To RSVP via —–> CLICK HERE

    About Unearthing Justice

    The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.

    Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.

    For more information: info@btlbooks.com

  • Toronto Book Launch: Feminist City

    Room 131, Banting Institute, 100 College Street (University of Toronto) , Toronto , ON

    Feminist City: How to Build a More Just, Sustainable Toronto

    November 26, 6pm Banting Institute on the University of Toronto Campus (Banting Institute (BI 131), 100 College Street) Toronto, ON

    To RSVP via —–> CLICK HERE

    Who is the city of Toronto built for? How does our city actively re-enforce social inequalities? And, most importantly, how do we revolutionize urban life in the name of social equality and justice?

    Esteemed community leader Kavita Dogra (Founder, We Talk Women) joins Human Rights activist Akio Maroon (Pride Toronto, Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Toronto Childcare Collective, Grind Toronto) and author and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies (Mt. Alison University) Leslie Kern for a galvanizing discussion, exposing how our city is a site of ongoing gendered struggle. Together, they’ll lead a fiery exploration on how women and marginalized persons of all backgrounds can push back against systemic barriers designed to keep minorities “in their place,” and re-imagine a more sustainable, just Toronto that supports all of us.

    Join us for a powerful, barrier-breaking discussion on how we can transform Toronto into a more feminist, inspiring and vibrant community.

    This is event is generously co-hosted by the University of Toronto’s Geography and Planning Department.

    Free entry. All welcome. Books available to purchase from Between the Lines.

    • Moderator: Leslie Kern, Author of Feminist City: A Field Guide and Associate Professor at Mount Allison University
    • Panelist: Kavita Dogra, Founder of We Talk Women
    • Panelist: Akio Maroon, Activist and Community Organizer (Pride Toronto, Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Toronto Childcare Collective, Grind Toronto)

    About Feminist City

    “Feminist City: A Field Guide” combines memoir, feminist theory, pop culture, and geography to expose what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built right into our cities, homes, and neighbourhoods. Focusing on gendered experiences of the city, the books grapples with the challenge of claiming urban space amongst barriers designed to keep women “in their place.” From the geography of rape culture to the politics of snow removal, the city is an ongoing site of gendered struggle. Yet the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping new social relations based around care and justice.

    Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the city from new vantage points, laying out a feminist intersectional approach to urban histories and pathways towards different urban futures. Feminist questions about safety and fear, paid and unpaid work, and rights and representation prompt us to dismantle what we take for granted about cities and open space to ask how we can build more just, sustainable, and care-full cities together.

    Accessibility information Washrooms are located on the lower level, second, third, and fourth floors. The venue has a gender-neutral washroom, available on the second floor in the east hallway. All floors within the building, including the venue and washrooms, are wheelchair accessible and serviced by elevators. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can make this event more accessible for you.

    For further accessibility inquiries, please contact Rebecca Peng, publicist: rebecca@zgcommunications.com

  • Vancouver Book Launch: Feminist City

    Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Salon 20-30 (580 W. Hastings Street), Vancouver , BC

    **Feminist City: How to Build a More Just, Sustainable Vancouver **

    November 27, 7pm Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Salon 20-30 (580 W. Hastings Street) Vancouver, BC

    To RSVP via —–> CLICK HERE

    Who is the city of Vancouver built for? How does our city actively re-enforce social inequalities? And, most importantly, how do we revolutionize urban life in the name of social equality and justice?

    Esteemed community leaders Mebrat Beyene (Executive Director, WISH Drop-In Centre Society), Janice George (Chepximiya Siyam’ Hereditary Chief), Cicely Belle Blain (CEO, Cicely Blain Consulting) and Genesa Greening (President and CEO, BC Women’s Health Foundation) join Women’s Studies Professor Leslie Kern and moderator Ellen Woodsworth (Founder, Women Transforming Cities International Society) for a galvanizing discussion, exposing how our city is a site of ongoing gendered struggle. Together, they’ll lead a fiery exploration on how women and marginalized persons of all backgrounds can push back against systemic barriers designed to keep minorities “in their place,” and re-imagine a more sustainable, just Vancouver that supports all of us.

    Join us for a powerful, barrier-breaking discussion on how we can transform Vancouver into a more feminist, inspiring and vibrant community.

    This is event is generously co-hosted by SFU’s Institute of the Humanities.

    Free entry. All welcome. Books available to purchase from Iron Dog Books.

    Panelists

    • Leslie Kern, Author and Women’s Studies Professor
    • Mebrat Beyene, WISH Drop-In Centre Society
    • Genesa Greening, President and CEO of BC Women’s Health Foundation
    • Cicely Belle Blain, CEO of Cicely Blain Consulting
    • Janice George, Chepximiya Siyam’ Hereditary Chief
    • Moderated by Ellen Woodsworth, Founder of Women Transforming Cities International Society

    About Feminist City

    “Feminist City: A Field Guide” combines memoir, feminist theory, pop culture, and geography to expose what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built right into our cities, homes, and neighbourhoods. Focusing on gendered experiences of the city, the books grapples with the challenge of claiming urban space amongst barriers designed to keep women “in their place.” From the geography of rape culture to the politics of snow removal, the city is an ongoing site of gendered struggle. Yet the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping new social relations based around care and justice.

    Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the city from new vantage points, laying out a feminist intersectional approach to urban histories and pathways towards different urban futures. Feminist questions about safety and fear, paid and unpaid work, and rights and representation prompt us to dismantle what we take for granted about cities and open space to ask how we can build more just, sustainable, and care-full cities together.

    Accessibility Information

    Washrooms are located on the lower level, second, third, and fourth floors. The venue has a gender-neutral washroom, available on the second floor in the east hallway. All floors within the building, including the venue and washrooms, are wheelchair accessible and serviced by elevators. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can make this event more accessible for you.

    For further accessibility inquiries, please contact Rebecca Peng, publicist: rebecca@zgcommunications.com

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