Toronto Cities For Life 2017 event

Friday, 24 November, 2017

Celebrate Toronto’s 10th Anniversary as a City For Life!

On FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2017, Toronto will celebrate her tenth anniversary as a part of Cities For Life: Cities Against the Death Penalty.

This year there will be both a daytime (afternoon) event and an evening event.

The daytime event will take place at University College (15 King's College Circle) at the University of Toronto and the evening programme will take place at St James Cathedral (65 Church Street), which hosted the very first Toronto Cities For Life event in 2007.

A free TTC shuttle bus will take attendees from the University of Toronto to the Cathedral for those who are attending both events.

The daytime program will begin at 3 PM and will focus on activism with letter writing and will have presentations by Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, who was on death row in Iran from 2008-2013, and professor Kent Roach, Professor & Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy.

At 6:30 PM the doors will open at St James Cathedral where host James Lockyer will present our speakers and performers. Mark Sandler (Senior Partner at Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP) will speak and our keynote address will be from Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada. Performers include Andrea Henry (formerly of Sugar Jones). The evening will culminate in the candlelight illumination of St James Cathedral.

The event, as always, is free and all are welcome.

Free tickets are also available via Eventbrite and are encouraged but are not required to attend.

For more information please see

We would like to extend our special thanks to the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the City of Toronto and St James Cathedral for their continued support for this event.

South Sudanese Women Speaking Peace

Friday, 24 November, 2017

No Mas II Tour: South Sudanese Women Speaking Peace

KAIROS invites you to join us for the No Mas II Tour: South Sudanese Women Speaking Peace with Agnes Wasuk and Awak Deng who both work with the National Women’s program of the South Sudan Council of Churches.

The tour coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and end on December 10, International Human Rights Day. It will highlight the women, peace and security work of the KAIROS Women of Courage Program.

WHEN: Friday November 24th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave.

All are welcome!

The tour is sponsored nationally by Amnesty International, the Africa Canada Forum, Development and Peace, the South Sudanese Women's Federation and the Women, Peace and Security Network- Canada.

Amnesty International will be present with an information/actions table. 

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