In the past nine years, I've come to greatly anticipate the last weekend in January. It's the weekend of the ReFrame Film Festival and I know I'm going to be challenged, moved, questioned, propelled to act about something that had escaped my awareness previously. I feel very grateful to the amazing team of staff and volunteers who pull this event together. Without their commitment and hard work, I would never be able to enjoy the incredible diversity of socially engaged documentaries that the festival brings to our community.
I used the expression 'food sovereignty' in my post on Growing Food Justice and Equity. What does it mean? It may be useful to give a little more context to this term which is still not widely known or understood.
Why Poverty? Since the beginning of November, TVO has been hosting a groundbreaking series titled, "Why Poverty?" This is a cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, internet and live events. Its purpose is to engage people in conversations about poverty in the 21st century.