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3 Events in Toronto this week

Hope to see you all at our annual

Strawberry Social and Garden Party

Saturday, June 23 from 2pm – 5pm

at the home of Janis Alton.

Celebrate our peacework and learn more, relax in the garden with live entertainment, a silent auction and trivia treasures. Enjoy a piece of delectable strawberry shortcake….mmmmmmmmmmm

for more details check our website

Active Hope  with Joanna Macy

How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy

Thursday June 7:30  p.m.,

OISE, (252 Bloor St. west of Bedford Rd,  St. George subway, Bedford Exit)

An evening to nourish your Courage and Creativity for the great turning . Drawing from her latest book, Active Hope, co-authored with Chris Johnstone of the UK, Joanna  Macy will share stories and practices that make us glad to be alive right now in this amazing and perilous world.

Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the mess we’re in, as well as find and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
Special musical guests:
Healing Music with Debbie Danbrook & Chris Gartner
about Joanna
“Speaking the truth of our anguish for the world brings down the walls
between us, drawing us into deep solidarity. That solidarity is all the
more real for the uncertainty we face.” Joanna Macy

Please enjoy this article written by Joanna Macy for YES magazine
$20 advance* / $25 @ the door Students: FREE (< 21 years old)

**I have advance tickets available for $15; please contact me directly at by June 20th and I’ll hold the ticket for you.***!__active-hope<


Join Friends on Sunday the 24th for a discussion with Chuck Fager of Quaker House (near the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina) and a fundraising lunch for a service dog for one of the war resisters, Jeremy Brockway.  (Details below, plus how to donate for the service dog even if you can’t make it to the lunch.)
He also wants to discuss with us: what’s happening in Canada?  how did things get so bad?
it will be a good event and will include informal discussion, hope you can make it.
– Lyn Adamson


And fundraising lunch for war resister service dog.


Sunday June 24, 1 pm, Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave.   Free.

Lunch at 12:10 –$10 -$20 or pwyc.


Chuck Fager, longtime Director of Quaker House in North Carolina next to Fort Bragg, will discuss his reflections and conclusions drawn from more than a decade of peace work “up close and personal” with the US war machine.
At Quaker House Chuck has worked on numerous issues:

— protests against the Iraq and Afghan wars
— work with US GI war resisters and exiles;
— many protests of the US torture program, much of which was based around North Carolina;
— efforts for LGBT equality, both in the US military and in opposition to the recent homophobic constitutional amendment in North Carolina; and
— plans to expand the US “secret wars” with a new drone base at Fort Bragg.

Chuck will retire from Quaker House in November. He’ll share his reflections on this decade of activism, and explain why he thinks we should “Study War Some More — If We Want to Work For Peace.
For more about Quaker House, check its website at:, or see its Facebook page.



Donation $10 – $20 or pwyc.  Funds will go toward a service dog for war resister

Jeremy Brockway to assist with his recovery from PTSD. The dog, named Buddha, will be a fully certified service dog and able to go everywhere with Jeremy.  It will cost $8,000 to fund the training and other costs.  Donations are gratefully received by the War Resisters Support Campaign. Donations can be made online at this link  or mail your donation by cheque or money order made out to the War Resisters Support Campaign (put ‘Service Dog’ in the memo line):

War Resisters Support Campaign
427 Bloor Street West, Box 13
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1X7