AFTER THE FIRE by Matthew MacKenzie
new environmental play premiering in Toronto
January 10 — 19, 2019
After the Fire is premiering at Toronto’s The Theatre Centre from January 10 – 19 (1115 Queen St W) @ 8pm nightly. A special community engagement performance is taking place Friday, January 11, which will feature a post-show panel discussion on topics raised in the play including the environment and perspectives through an Indigenous lens.
About the play: Set in the aftermath of the wildfire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in the summer of 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centered around two couples whose lives have been deeply affected by this ‘natural’ disaster.
This Indigenous-led, new Canadian work raises vital questions about continued industrial development in Fort McMurray, despite the devastating impact on the environment and the people whose livelihoods rely on it. After The Fire examines our addiction to fossil fuels, shining a spotlight on the families caught in the middle of the Canadian cultural paradox of both condemning while intrinsically profiting from the exploitation of our non-renewable resources.
We have an exclusive promo code for $17 tickets to share with your networks. You can book with the promo code online at http://theatrecentre.org or call 416-534-9261.
If you care about our world, and haven’t watched this extraordinary 10 minute speech by @Elizabeth May you need to do so right now…
“The good news is we still have a chance to save ourselves. To save the lives of our children, what would we not do? We as homo sapiens, the clever species, the smart ones, have at most 10 to 12 years to ensure that we stop greenhouse gas emissions. We are stepping up. We are going to rescue everybody…” — Elizabeth May | Youtube | Facebook
Climate change jobs, volunteering, more: GoodWork.ca/be-the-change
Read more, take action:
Change the way the food companies do business!
Come join Oxfam UofT for our Behind the Brands campaign that aims to provide people with the information they need to hold the Big 10 to account for what happens in their supply chains. We will have games and treats so stop by and learn about some of the world’s biggest companies and about Oxfam.
Behind the Brands is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat. Right now, nearly one in eight people on earth go to bed hungry. Sadly, the majority of these people are farmers or farm workers supplying the very food system that is failing them. Yet there is enough food for everyone. That’s an outrage – but we can be the generation that ends this crazy situation!
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: 21 Sussex Ave., Room 403, UofT, downtown Toronto
More info: www.behindthebrands.org
Toronto Environmental Alliance seeks a passionate nonprofit leader and experienced campaigner as their new Executive Director: GoodWork.ca/944484
The 19th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is from October 25 to 28, this year. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers! Many screenings and events, including Beyond Climate with David Suzuki and more… GoodWork.ca/volunteer | GoodWork.ca/963484
Future Cities Canada Summit, November 7-9, 2018. Our inaugural event is a national gathering on the future of cities. It will bring together city builders from all sectors to create and strengthen new relationships and collectively accelerate innovations for more inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities. The Summit is scheduled for November 7 to 9, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works. Within the three days, we will re-imagine Canada’s urban futures, connect innovators and scale solutions. futurecitiescanada.ca/events/
Are you a teacher? Experienced in environmental education or science? Full-time position — outdoor and environmental education programs at Kortright Centre, GTA… GoodWork.ca/outdoor.ed | GoodWork.ca/993974