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2020 City Imagines Series

Our 2020 City Imagines series explores books that shape cities. Join us online for a wide ranging series of free discussions about cities and the people who shape them.

Take Back The Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Our Public Institutions

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 @ 7PM | FREE LIVE STREAM

Foodshare CEO Paul Taylor and Author Joshna Maharaj

Join FoodShare CEO Paul Taylor in conversation with chef, author, and activist Joshna Maharaj about her new book Take Back The Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions.

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Cities Gone Viral: Assessing Canada’s Response to COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 @ 7PM | YOUTUBE

Cities Gone Viral panelists 2020

Shawn Micallef in discussion with Thea Lim, Nora Loreto, and Shree Paradkar on the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada. How does the response from Canadians, our governments, and civic leaders measure up to our purported values?

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Fit Cities: Putting Health and Wellness on the Map

MONDAY, JULY 20 @ 7PM | FREE LIVE STREAM

Jennifer Keesmaat and Dr. Karen K. Lee

Jennifer Keesmaat in conversation with Dr. Karen K. Lee on her book Fit Cities: My Quest to Improve the World’s Health and Wellness–Including Yours.

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Black Alchemy: How Our Stories Transform Cities and Spaces

In partnership with
The Festival of Literary Diversity

MONDAY, JULY 27 @ 7PM | FREE LIVE STREAM

Jael Richardson, Drew Brown, Jay Pitter, Eternity Martis

Jael Richardson in discussion with Drew Brown, Jay Pitter, and Eternity Martis on the way Black writing and storytelling transform cities – and the people who occupy cities – particularly during times of civil unrest.

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Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber and Elon Musk

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 @ 7PM | FREE LIVE STREAM

Authors Cory Doctorow and James Wilt

Cory Doctorow speaks with James Wilt, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk.

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