The People’s Institute for No Kill is super charged to present the Canadian debut screening of Nathan’s film “Redemption” the No Kill revolution that is sweeping North America. Toronto is the first stop on Nathan’s 2015 D.I.Y. tour which seeks to empower activists to end the killing of animals in their community. Animal advocate visionary, pioneer and director of the No Kill Advocacy Center in Oakland, California, Nathan will follow the film with a presentation on how we can make a lifesaving difference for shelter animals all across Canada.
Nathan will share the knowledge he has gained over the years regarding the truth about the myth of the so-called pet ‘overpopulation’ in North America. The fact is there is no overpopulation; there are only governments who are choosing to use that as an excuse to kill animals because it is easier and quicker than setting up the proper channels and resources to adopt them out. It is not less expensive to kill them; in fact, the No Kill idea is more fiscally responsible.
Nathan will be showing us ways we can make every city in Canada a No Kill city, with an easy, practical and affordable step-by-step plan that we can start to implement right away. Saving lives is not only the right thing to do; it is also more cost-effective.
Attendees will also receive a “Do It Yourself” guide: How to be a Superhero for Shelter Animals.
About the film Redemption
Based on the groundbreaking book of the same name, this is the story of animal sheltering, which was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.
“We have the power to build a new consensus, which rejects killing as a method for achieving results. And we can look forward to a time when the wholesale slaughter of animals in shelters is viewed as a cruel aberration of the past. We have a choice. We can fully, completely, and without reservation embrace No Kill as our future. It is a choice which history has thrown upon us. We are the generation that questioned the killing. We are the generation that has discovered how to stop it.” Nathan Winograd
And we WILL be the generation to succeed.
For more information, visit www.nokill.org
When: Saturday June 13, 2015
Where: OISE, Auditorum, 1st floor, 252 Bloor St. W. , directly above St. George subway station
- $20 per ticket
- free for students
- group rate for animal rescue groups
- 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Meet and Greet Nathan Winograd (coffee etc)
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Screening of Documentary “Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America”
- 11a.m. – 11:15a.m. – Break
- 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – “DIY” Powerpoint presentation
- 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Mingling with Nathan and other attendees
A huge thank you goes out to the University of Toronto Animal Rights Club for hosting the event, to our main sponsor James LaPlante and to Kim Heys of PAWS for making the connection. We couldn’t do it without you all!