Social Justice Committee Events


Welcome to Hart House Social Justice Committee Events Page

Here you can find our most recent events.

Film Screening for “What I Want My Words To Do To You”


When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:30PM
Where: Hart House South Dining Room
Refreshments are provided.


V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

More on the film: An unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women delve into their pasts and explore the nature of their crimes and the extent of their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women’s writing (the first edition of “Any One of Us”) by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei. The film documents both the wrenching personal journeys undertaken by the inmates to find the words that tell their own stories, and the power of those words to move the outside world.

The event is free, but donations are encouraged, contributing towards the Schlifer Clinic: The Barbra Schlifer Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence. Our diverse, skilled and compassionate staff accompany women through personal and practical transformation, helping them to build lives free from violence. We are a centre by, for and about women. We amplify women’s voices and cultivate their skills and resilience. Together with our donors and volunteers, we are active in changing the conditions that threaten women’s safety, dignity and equality.!/events/449211031816064/?fref=ts

“Shaping The Future: On Inspiration and Development of Youth to Foster Future Leaders”


Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 6PM
Hart House Board Room
Refreshments are provided.


Shaping the FutureThe Second networking coffeehouse on youth leadership. Feature speaker from “Make Your Mark,” Katie Zeppieri.


“Katie Zeppieri is proud to be the CEO and Founder of Make Your Mark, a social enterprise that provides leadership development training to children and youth. She is a multimedia producer, motivational speaker, youth mentor, humanitarian and author of the “Culture of Peace” Teacher Resource Manual. This past June 2012, Katie delivered a TED Talk titled “Dear High School Me” as a finalist for the TED Worldwide Talent Search in Vancouver, one of fourteen major cities from around the globe hosting TED salons for this competition.”


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“Healing the City, On promotion of urban equality, and advancing the wellbeing of our community”

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 6PM
Where: Hart House South Dinning Room
Refreshments are provided.

Networking coffeehouse on urban equality. Feature speaker from the Wellesley Institute.

Poster for "Healing the City, On promotion of urban equality, and advancing the wellbeing of our community"

“The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. We focus on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health.

We conduct our work through four core pillars: housing, health care, economics, and immigrant health.”

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Conscious Activism Documentary Series – Courage:


The documentary medium is about the power of witness and has the unique capacity to ask questions and incite dialogue that is real, compelling, and transformative. Join us for a series of documentary films for the curious and the concerned. From Toronto to Kabul, from Mississippi to your own backyard, enjoy these free screenings, talks, and workshops that explore the relation between social justice, spirit and activism.


Presented as part of DOC Toronto’s Community Connections screening series, generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


When: Tues, Oct. 30, 7:00 pm screening time/ Followed by discussion with special guests, director Geoff Bowie, subject of the film Bebeth and others.
Where: Hart House Debates Room, on the second floor
Cost: Free


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Mental Health Awareness Coffeehouse:

How to Help A Friend: A Discussion On Mental Health

When: Tuesday Oct. 9 2012, 12pm
Where: Committees Room, Hart House
Refreshments are provided

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How to Help A Friend, A Discussion on Mental Health Poster
Community plays a key role in supporting the mental health of its members. Social support is one of the main predictors of psychological wellbeing. As friends we are the first line of mental health care. Our dedication to the improvement of the mental health of our classmates and colleagues can reduce the burden of mental illnesses on the whole community. Mental Health is a right. Join us for a discussion on how to contribute to the wellbeing of our friends and family.