Building A Solidarity City Together! A Teach-In & Conference (May 20)

May 8, 2017

fb_lgBuilding A Solidarity City Together! A Teach-In & Conference
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:30am to 5pm
1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor (métro Guy-Concordia)

Free. Welcome to all.
Wheelchair accessible. Childcare on-site.
Please get in touch about any accessibility needs.
Pre-registration is encouraged: 
http://bit.ly/2pJO6OP
For full workshop descriptions visit: http://bit.ly/SolidarityCityWorkshops

Confirmed workshop and discussion topics include:
a) Education For All (Collectif éducation sans frontières) – 10:45am
b) Health Care For All (Health Care For All Committee) – 10:45am
c) Open the Borders: Cross-Border Solidarity from Canada-US to US-Mexico – 10:45am
d) Non-Collaboration with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) – 1:30pm
e) Access for All: Healthcare based on Need Not Status! (Friends of Marcia) – 1:30pm
f) Hip Hop and Migrant Justice: Artists for a Solidarity City – 1:30pm

For full workshop descriptions visit: http://bit.ly/SolidarityCityWorkshops

Solidarity Across Borders is organizing a one-day teach-in and conference to discuss and share strategies about building and reinforcing local networks of mutual aid and support, as well as assuring access to essential services, for non-status migrants and all residents of Montreal.We’re inviting local community members — documented or undocumented; directly affected and support persons — to join together to continue building a Solidarity City in Montreal, a campaign launched by Solidarity Across Borders in 2010.

Recently the City of Montreal misleadingly declared itself a Sanctuary City, falsely giving the impression that Montreal no longer cooperates with the Canada Borders Service Agency (CBSA). Let’s come together to make Montreal a true Solidarity and Sanctuary City, from the ground up.
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SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
All events at 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor
For full workshop descriptions visit: http://bit.ly/SolidarityCityWorkshops
Pre-registration is encouraged (but not required): http://bit.ly/2pJO6OP

– 10am-10:45am: Opening Plenary: Building a Real Sanctuary/Solidarity City Together, with presentations – Room H-763

– 10:45am-12:30pm: 1st series of Workshops & Discussions (full descriptions below)

a) Education for All! (Collectif éducation sans frontières) – Room H-763

b) Between the individual and the collective: What are the actions and resources to act? (Health Care For All Committee) – Room H-767

c) Open the Borders: Cross-Border Solidarity from Canada-US to US-Mexico – Room H-769

– 12:30pm-1:30pm: Hot Free Lunch – Room H-765

– 1:30pm-3:15pm: 2nd series of Workshops & Discussions (full descriptions below)

d) Non-Collaboration with the CBSA – Room H-763

e) Access for All: Healthcare based on Need Not Status! (Friends of Marcia) – Room H-767

f) Hip Hop and Migrant Justice: Global rap across the political spectrum – Room H-769

– 3:30pm-5pm: Closing Plenary: Moving Forward Tangibly Towards a Solidarity City, with report-backs from Workshops & Discussions – Room H-763

For full workshop descriptions visit: http://bit.ly/SolidarityCityWorkshops

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BACKGROUND
– Solidarity City Declaration: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city/solidarity-city-declaration
– Community Alert: Montreal is NOT a Sanctuary City: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/community-alert-montreal-is-not-a-sanctuary-city

Organized by the Solidarity City Committee of Solidarity Across Borders.
INFO: www.solidarityacrossborders.org / solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com / 438-933-7654
Pre-registration is encouraged: http://bit.ly/2pJO6OP

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