OPIRG York Open House and Black Creek Community Farm

Tuesday, October 1st:

York Community Report: Casandra London speaks to Victoria Barnett of OPIRG York about OPIRG’s activities at York and in the surrounding community, their Open House and Working Group Showcase at OPIRG on October 1st. Learn more about OPIRG’s work at York at: http://opirgyork.ca/

Feature Interview: Joanna Beaton & Meghan MacRae sat down with Syed Hussan with No One is Illegal Toronto to speak about the protest actions that nearly 200 immigration detainees in Lindsay Ontario’s Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) began on Tuesday, September 18th against conditions of their detention. The detainees were recently moved from other prisons in the Greater Toronto Area, about two hours away, and have lost touch with families and legal support as a result. Conditions at Lindsay are substantially worse for them than previously. Learn more at http://endimmigrationdetention.wordpress.com and follow @nooneisillegal on Twitter for updates.

Independent Arts Report: Casandra London interviews Cassie Weaver, graduate assistant with Black Creek Community Farm about its first growing season, and the importance of growing good organic vegetables in the community, as well as the Harvest Share food buying program. Black Creek Community Farm is an eight-acre site located on conservation land in Toronto, uniquely situated between a major urban centre and a major university. Learn more at: http://everdale.org/blackcreek/

[images via http://endimmigrationdetention.wordpress.com, OPIRG York & http://everdale.org/blackcreek/]

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