Events

Stop the Prison! Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it

Stop the Prison! Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it

Solidarity across borders is supporting this event, organized by others. When: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 6pm Where: L’Achoppe (1800 rue Letourneux) What: Construction has almost begun on a new migrant prison in Laval, Quebec. The ground has been remediated and the next step is pouring concrete and laying the foundation. Meanwhile, the federal government is hoping to increase the numbers of deportees by 30% in the coming year and the CAQ is continuing to promote and implement anti-immigrant and Islamophobic policies, stoking the fire of the far-right. Detention is a cornerstone of the state’s border system and stopping...

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1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

The Non Status Women’s Collective is back for the fight! Saturday December 1st 2018, starting at 4.30 pm Maison de l’amitié de Montréal, corner Duluth and Coloniale (Metro Sherbrooke or bus 55), 120, avenue Duluth East, Montréal, QC H2W 1H1 The Non Status Women’s Collective invites you to celebrate their new start. An evening with artistic performances, activities for children, delicious food and … surprises! Status, justice, and dignity for all! Who we are: The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal formed in October 2015, initiated by non-status women who wanted to get together, help each other and fight side...

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Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (29 November)

Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (29 November)

(If you need to get in touch beforehand, please contact us by e-mail at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com.) Thursday, 29 November, 6:30pm-8:30pm 7110 Avenue de l’Épée (métro Parc) * if you are facing deportation (failed refugee claim, criminal record, non-renewal of visa, etc) * if you are having difficulties accessing services because of immigration status * if you want to connect with others struggling with precarious immigration status … Come out to this free mutual aid night to discuss options, share strategies, gather information, learn about resources, and break the isolation. We will summarize legal proceedings and basic options, share resources, answer individual questions, discuss possible...

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Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

Sunday, October 7th at 3pm Emilie-Gamelin Square (Berri-UQAM metro) meet up point for the contingent: corner of Berri and de Maisonneuve (look for the anti-deportation banners) Share the facebook event for the end to deportations bloc: www.facebook.com/events/242805143069639/ Deportations are a form of institutional racism, manifested in the violent and coercive practices of the state against predominantly racialised migrants who have been forced to leave their homes because of wars and military violence, poverty, political oppression, extractivism, climate change, etc. – conditions that are the direct result of instability created by neo-colonial foreign policies in the economic interest of Canadian...

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Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Refugees Welcome Caravan Wraps Up 3 Days of Outreach in Border Region from Coaticook to Huntingdon 29 June to 1 July 2018 Canada Day Action Signs bearing the words “CROSSING HERE due to (un)Safe Third Country Agreement. Still on unceded indigenous lands” were placed at five different sites along the Canada-US border early morning on Canada Day. Photos: https://bit.ly/2tZJR2I There are multiple sites similar to Roxham Road every few kilometers along Quebec’s border with the United States. In addition to sending a message of support to refugees and migrants who are crossing irregularly from the United States, this action...

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(29 June to 1 July) Refugees Welcome Border Caravan

(29 June to 1 July) Refugees Welcome Border Caravan

REGISTER BEFORE 25 JUNE: https://bit.ly/2IbsroL. No fences, No walls, no borders 29 June to 1 July 2018, Quebec/US border Solidarity Across Borders is organizing a Refugees Welcome Border Caravan which will travel along the Quebec-US border. This festive, colourful, family-friendly caravan will stop at many small towns along the border to bring a message of solidarity with people crossing the border from the US and to oppose racist calls to close Quebec’s borders. Because many people who have recently crossed will see their refugee claims refused, the aim is also to help build broad public support for an end...

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(16 June) Open The Borders! Status For All!

(16 June) Open The Borders! Status For All!

Demonstration and March Saturday, June 16 at 2pm Place de la Gare Jean-Talon (metro Parc) Corner of Hutchison and Ogilvy Family friendly! Bring your kids. We will marching in the neighborhood of Parc-Extension Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804751619671476/ Join us for the annual Status For All demonstration, organized by Solidarity Across Borders and friends. Since 2004, we have marched annually in the streets of Montreal. This year, we will be marching in Parc-Extension, building on previous migrant justice mobilizations. Our main demands are an end to deportations, detentions and double punishment, and support for a full, comprehensive and ongoing regularization program...

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(May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

(May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES WELCOME! STOP THE RACIST FAR-RIGHT! All out to the Canada-US Border at Roxham Road! Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am-5pm At the Canada-US Border, 1 hour south of Montreal. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WAFsDEgpiBA2– BUSES are leaving from Montreal at 9:30am (sharp); to reserve a space, visit: http://bit.ly/2I5j2mM – Download our POSTERS and FLYERS: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/may-19-open-the-borders-downloads-posters-flyers-banner – If you are driving and can offer a space in your CAR get in touch: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com – We encourage the participation of parents, caregivers and their kids, and we’ll be setting up a KIDS ZONE in a local animal farm with kids activities. – We will have...

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Launch of Blog Rise Up Speak Out

Launch of Blog Rise Up Speak Out

www.facebook.com/events/2008680886047165/ Sunday, 4 March at 3pm Atomic Café, 3606 Ontario St. East (Joliette metro) In collaboration with Solidarity Across Borders and the Non Status Women’s Collective, the Rise Up Speak Out Blog committee invites you to the launch of a new blog for undocumented people in Montreal, a space in which people can express themselves with dignity, respect and creativity. The event features music, poetry, live testimony and song by people oppressed by the immigration system. Come one, come all! FREE. Donations are very welcome. Email : levetoietparle@gmail.com

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“Coderre, Coderre, so where’s your sanctuary city??!!”

“Coderre, Coderre, so where’s your sanctuary city??!!”

Rally with the Non-Status Women’s Collective https://www.facebook.com/events/1494125997291904 Thursday, 19 October at 11:30am Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre Dame Est  (métro Champ-de-Mars). You are invited to participate in an action in front of City Hall to demand a real sanctuary city from Mayor Denis Coderre. In January 2017, he declared that Montreal was a sanctuary city, but it was not true. Nine months after Coderre’s statement, people without status still don’t have access to over-the-table work or public services like health services, housing, education, etc. And non-status people are still being arrested because of their immigration status and turned over...

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Year End Feast (28 December)

Year End Feast (28 December)

facebook event Thursday, 28 December at 6pm St. Edouard Church (St-Denis and Beaubien), Beaubien Metro Come share supper and build solidarity across borders. With food, music, sharing, poetry, activities for kids … and of course FREE.

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Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30)

Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30)

Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border Saturday, September 30, 10am – 5pm At the Lacolle Border Crossing, south of Montreal (map: https://goo.gl/maps/W8s3rTtGPC72) Please consult www.solidarityacrossborders.org regularly for updates. A call by the Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Response Committee of Solidarity Across Borders. We encourage organizations to endorse and share this callout, and to mobilize their communities and contacts. Get in touch if you can support this mobilization. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/116071909106377 DOWNLOADS (posters and flyers): www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/downloads-september-30 UPDATE: Deadline for bus reservations extended until 10pm tonite (Friday, September 29)! Due to the number of reservations we’ve received,...

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