About Changemakers

Most of us wish we lived in a more just and equitable world, and many have given careful thought to what constructive change might look like. But those who both think about and then actively devote their lives to effecting meaningful and sustainable change in the interests of justice and equity are sadly few and far between.

Join Hart House Conversations for a series of fireside-style chats with inspiring folks whose discontent with the status quo propels them to be the change they want to see in the world. The series is named after them: we call it “Changemakers.”

About the event

Countries around the world continue to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex individuals. In some cases, torture and death are punishments for people found to be identified as part of the LGBTQI+ community. These instances are not secluded to particular parts of the world, as discriminatory actions continue in South America, the Middle East, Africa, and even in our own backyards in Canada and the United States.

Rainbow Railroad, founded in 2006, is actively working with the Government of Canada, and local politicians, and joined by activists here in Canada and around the world to support LGBTQI+ people to escape persecution and find a new home in a more accepting community.

Join the discussion with Hart House Warden John Monahan and Rainbow Railroad’s Executive Director, Kimahli Powell.

About the panelists


Rainbow Railroad

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  • Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2022
  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (EST) (1h 30m)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: East Common Room (1034)