This Magazine alum Sheila Heti and Carl Wilson are involved with this worthy event taking place in Toronto tonight.
Wednesday September 29, 2004: Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
An event to benefit Medecins Sans Frontiers
“All the money will go to their work on the ground in Darfur, Sudan. We hope this event will raise money for MSF, and show the Canadian government that its citizens care deeply about its participation in this humanitarian crisis.
There will be a staged reading of a play created from actual minutes from the latest UN Security Council meeting. Performing the roles of the delegates will be: Ken Babstock (as U.S.A.), Dionne Brand (Brazil), Gerry Caplan (Philippines), Fabrizio Filippo (France), Michael Ondaatje (Germany), Patricia Rozema (China) and Daniel Brooks (Sudan).
Dr. Joanna Liu, the president of MSF who has just returned from Darfur, will give a talk about her experience there. The Sudanese band Kush will be playing a set, and DJ Medicineman will be spinning till late.
MSF will be taking donations, the cover charge of $5 will go to them, and we will be having a lovely silent auction with books and stuff.
Darfur After Dark events — including a performance of the UN play — will be taking place across Canada on the same night, September 29, 2004, in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and St. John’s.
Please join us from 8:00 on at the Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen St. West. $5”