Tuesday April 8th, 2014-METRAC, Stop Line 9 Toronto Campaign and Cosmopolis Toronto

York Community Report: News Now correspondent Haseena Manek is joined by Wendy Komiotis, executive director of the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children known as METRAC. METRAC is a Toronto community based not-for-profit organization that works to prevent and eliminate violence against diverse women and youth. Many of you may know them as the organization that did the audit on York University to evaluate the ways the University is dealing with the high rates of sexual assault on campus. They will discuss sexual assault on the York campus and on other university campuses, the audit itself as well as METRAC’s recommendations. If you would like to learn more about this organization or get involved please visit http://www.metrac.org.

Feature Report: News Now’s Haseena Manek and Leana Lattanzio speak with Gerry Dunn who is the facilitator of the Stop Line 9 Toronto campaign. They talk about what line 9 is, the recent approval and risks of the line 9 plan and the stop line 9 campaign itself. For more information go to http://www.stopline9-toronto.ca

Independent Arts and Culture Report: News Now contributor Fakhia Baig spoke with Toronto photographer Colin Boyd Shafer on a project he is working on called Cosmopolis. Through this project, he is trying to photograph the world without leaving the Toronto area. They discuss the project, the participants and the portraits he takes. For more information or to get involved visit http://www.cosmopolistoronto.com 

 

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