Urban Planner: May 30, 2012

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Urban Planner: May 30, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: How we talk about women in politics, how to get funding for your short film, and and how to green your summer.

Last week's instalment of the Women in Toronto Politics panel. Photo by {a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/photopia/7262998582/"}HiMY SYeD{/a} from the {a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/torontoist"}Torontoist Flickr Pool{/a}.

ENVIRONMENT: If this weather is any indication, we’re all in the midst of changing our daily routines to accommodate the heat and humidity of the summer. Why not make healthy, environmental changes at the same time? Today, Environmental Defence is holding its second eco-beauty market, boasting all sorts of green cosmetics, skincare and hair care products. The Spoke Club (600 King Street West), 11 a.m–7 p.m., FREE with RSVP.

POLITICS: Join Women in Toronto Politics (#WiTOpoli) for the second half of its two-part discussion series. Tonight’s panel, titled “The Front Page,” will discuss the way we talk about women in politics, and the way that impacts women who choose to enter politics. Featuring Toronto city councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and Shelley Carroll (Ward 33, Don Valley East), Torontoist‘s own editor-in-chief Hamutal Dotan, and civics teacher Jse-Che Lam. Alison Loat, founder of Samara Canada, will moderate the conversation. Centre for Social Innovation—Annex (720 Bathurst Street), 6:30–8:30 p.m. followed by reception, FREE.

FILM: Attention filmmakers: Gina Dineen (Bravo!FACT program administrator), Alan Bacchus (Harold Greenberg Fund programs manager), David Cormican (Canadian Short Screenplay Competition founder), and Tara Woodbury (Alcina Pictures head of development) want to give you money. Well, not from their own pockets. At this panel discussion, learn what public funds are available, for whom, and what critical elements you need to get your short film funded. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) (1137 Dupont Street), 7–9 p.m., FREE.


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