Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Plus+

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 12pm - 5:30pm

 

Festival & Book Fair

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm

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WOTS Plus+

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd for a new day of programming on belonging, citizenship, and how we make sense of the world through stories.

WOTS Plus+
Saturday, September 22
12:00-5:30pm
Harbourfront Centre

All three programming stages will have ASL interpretation
provided by Silent Voice interpreters.

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Conversations +

Discussions between distinguished authors

On Civil Society

Presented by the Toronto Public Library, exploring critical issues of democracy, social media, and urbanism

Headlines +

Current events affecting Toronto and beyond

Sculpting New Reads

Explore artwork based on new books

 

Toronto WOTS logo
presents

Conversations+

Location: Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre

12pm Lee Maracle + Daniel Heath Justice
1:30pm Sharon Bala + Catherine Hernandez
3pm Rachel Giese + Jamil Jivani
4:30pm Paul Vermeersch + Thea Lim

 

Lee Maracle +

My Conversations with Canadians

Daniel Heath Justice

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

Sharon Bala +

The Boat People

Rachel Giese +

Boys: What It Means to Become a Man

Jamil Jivani

Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity

Paul Vermeersch +

Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy

Thea Lim

An Ocean of Minutes

presents

On Civil Society

Location: Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Room

12:45pm Are we wired for democracy?
2pm How can we protect ourselves from Facebook?
3:15pm Are we building a Toronto for everyone

Are we wired for democracy?

Dave Moscrop +

Postdoctoral Fellow

Elamin Abdelmahmoud +

Buzzfeed Canada

Laura Stephenson

Professor of Political Science

How can we protect ourselves from Facebook?

Nasma Ahmed +

Director of the Digital Justice Lab

Bianca Wylie +

Founder, Open Data Institute Toronto

Jennifer Hollett

Former Head of News for Twitter Canada

Are we building a Toronto for everyone?

Alex Bozikovic +

Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail

Zahra Ebrahim +

Jane's Walk board, Doblin co-lead

Cherise Burda

Ryerson City Building Institute

Toronto WOTS logo
presents

Headlines+

Location: Harbourfront Centre Lakeside Terrace

1pm Long road to justice: Bruce McArthur and Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community
2:30pm What’s so funny about war, hate, and misunderstanding?
4:15pm A Creature of the Province: Toronto in 2018

 

Long road to justice: Bruce McArthur and Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community

Justin Ling +

Journalist

Haran Vijayanathan

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

What's so funny about war, hate, and misunderstanding?

Vicky Mochama +

Writer & Podcaster

Alex Huntley +

The Beaverton

Pasha Malla

Fugue States

A Creature of the Province: Toronto in 2018

Presented by

David Miller +

C40 Climate Leadership Group, Former Mayor of Toronto

Gabriel Eidelman +

Director, Urban Policy Lab

Pamela Robinson

Planner, Professor, Researcher


presents

Sculpting New Reads

Location: Harbourfront Centre Garage Bays

Adjacentland
by Rabindranath Maharaj

Artist: Nurielle Stern

Hard to Do
by Kelli Korducki

Artist: Erin Vincent

Splitsville
by Howard Akler

Artist: Ryan Phyper

Stereoblind
by Emma Healey

Artist: Emily DiCarlo