Events

Open the Borders, Shut Down the Racists!

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Demonstration in Lacolle For freedom of movement and against far-right racism Saturday, October 19, at 11 a.m. Gather at the parking lot of the Chalet des Loisirs 7 rue du Moulin, Lacolle Map: https://frama.link/lacolle_chalet Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2463698413718675/ The far-right nationalist group G.S.P. (Groupe de securité patriotique; Patriotic Security Group), has called for another racist demonstration at the Lacolle US-Canadian border crossing. For more information on their last mobilization at the border, see this article: https://montreal-antifasciste.info/en/2019/08/30/dozens-of-so-called-quebec-patriots-join-forces-with-canadian-neo-nazis-and-ultra-nationalists-to-demonstrate-against-immigrants-in-lacolle/ We are calling for a large, festive demonstration in the nearby town of Lacolle, inviting both local residents, as well everyone else who believes...

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3 oct. Caravan and Noise Demo against the New Migrant Prison in Laval

3 oct. Caravan and Noise Demo against the New Migrant Prison in Laval

… part of a multi-city day of action against immigration detention in Canada (full list here) Join us on October 3rd for a family-friendly, festive noise demonstration in Laval against the new prison for migrants! Starting outside CBSA offices, a caravan will be traveling around Montreal and stopping in different neighbourhoods (Saint-Henri, Cote des Neiges, Parc Ex, and Montreal North) all afternoon, building toward a noise demonstration in Laval at 4:30pm. Bring pots, pans, noisemakers, and/or instruments! Bring your signs, banners and poetry against borders and prisons; your love and your rage! There will be food and music. You...

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Call for local Actions: October 3rd, Day of Action against Canada’s Detention of Migrants

Call for local Actions: October 3rd, Day of Action against Canada’s Detention of Migrants

What: Multi-City Day of Action Against Migrant Detention When: October 3, 2019 Where: Pan-Canadian & international We are calling for actions on October 3rd that focus on Canada’s immigration detention infrastructure. Over the past two years, there has been an active struggle against the construction of a new CBSA prison for migrants planned for Laval, Québec. Opposition to this project has included many groups and tactics, each fighting in their own way for an end to Canada’s border and prison regimes. The anti-detention committee of Solidarity Across Borders has participated in this struggle by organizing demonstrations, workshops, press conferences,...

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22 August – Protest the new migrant prison

22 August – Protest the new migrant prison

Join us for the first of a series of public actions in opposition to the new Laval migrant prison! These actions will take place on Thursdays at noon at various locations, culminating in a multi-city day of action on October 3rd. The new Laval migrant prison is part of a $138 million investment into Canada’s migrant detention system under the National Immigration Detention Framework (NIDF), a new policy announced in 2016. The NIDF provides for the construction of two new migrant prisons along with expanded carceral technologies to supervise and control migrants outside these facilities. On Aug 22nd, we...

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Abolishing Prisons, Restoring Justice

Abolishing Prisons, Restoring Justice

A panel on prison abolition and restorative justice models https://www.facebook.com/events/2235256576791357 Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 2pm H1220, 12th floor, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West (Guy-Concordia metro) In settings like Southern Cameroon and Tiohtià:ke*, alternative justice practices can play an important role in undermining colonialism and oppressive state justice systems. Speakers will present their restorative justice initiatives in Southern Cameroon and Tiohtià:ke and the importance of prison abolition in the context of colonialism and the injustice of the state system. childcare / interpretation from french to english / accessible to wheelchairs Speakers: – Ntebo Ebenezer Awungafac arrived in Canada...

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Urgent to Act: Canada trying to Close its Land Border to Refugees

Urgent to Act: Canada trying to Close its Land Border to Refugees

–> 23 to 30 April: Week of Action against Bill C-97’s Anti-Immigrant Provisions –> 20 to 27 May: Week of Action against Safe Third Country Agreement / to Open the Borders   What is Happening The Canadian state is attempting to further close Canada’s borders to the global dispossessed, specifically those arriving via the United States. Former cop Bill Blair, now “Border Security Minister,” is currently trying to convince officials in the United States to extend the Safe Third Country agreement to apply to the entire length of the border. If Blair is successful, people who cross the border...

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Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (31 October)

Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (31 October)

(If you need to get in touch beforehand, please contact us by e-mail at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com.) Thursday, 31 October, 6:30pm-8:30pm 7378 Lajeunesse (Jean Talon metro) * 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 political...

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Call to solidarity for Monika and ‘Alexa’

Call to solidarity for Monika and ‘Alexa’

UPDATE: The Federal Court stepped in to stop the government from deporting Monika and her daughter. The stay will last until the end of the school year or end of judicial proceedings. It’s not over, but a good victory for now. !! URGENT !! Help block Monika and her daughter Alexa’s deportation! Ten years ago, Monika left Hungary at the age of 18 with her daughter Alexa* who was barely a few months old at the time, to build a new life in Montreal. Her entire family left Hungary because of anti-roma discrimination and the rise of neo-Nazi movements...

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Rally – Montreal Stands with Guineans

Rally – Montreal Stands with Guineans

Join us for a solidarity gathering to support the Guinean community, who since 2016 has been organizing together to fight deportations from Canada. Saturday, March 30th at 1pm Jean Talon metro, Montreal https://www.facebook.com/events/2310535595889483/ #MontrealaveclesGuineens Canada is moving to deport Guinean asylum seekers at this time, when instead the government of Canada should recognize the deteriorating human rights situation in Guinea and reinstate a moratorium on deportations. Also Canada’s Liberal government must immediately grant status to Guinean refugees currently in Canada. Canada’s has extensive economic relationships with Guinea, particularly acute in Quebec through corporations with extensive mining operations in the...

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Mass demonstration against racism and xenophobia: here and everywhere

Mass demonstration against racism and xenophobia: here and everywhere

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM métro St-Laurent https://www.facebook.com/events/422492248291780/ https://www.manifcontreleracisme.org/ Organised by: Contre la haine et le racisme This event was organized and will take place in Tio’tia:ke (“Montreal”), unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory. On November 12, 2017 and October 7, 2018, two large antiracist demonstrations attracted thousands of people to the streets of Montreal in order to denounce the racism that is becoming more and more normalized in our society, as well as the xenophobic, Islamophobic, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic rhetoric increasingly present in the public political sphere and spread by Quebec far-right groups. This is...

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Love for Lucy (art evening + community dinner)

Love for Lucy (art evening + community dinner)

An Evening of Creating Art (with dinner and presentations) Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 6 – 9pm CEDA, 2515 rue Délisle (métro Lionel Groulx) https://www.facebook.com/events/623054341453005/ * A full dinner will be served, and there will be art projects for kids! * CEDA is wheelchair accessible via the rear parking lot (left of 2520 avenue Lionel-Groulx). The closest metro station, Lionel-Groulx, is equipped with an elevator. On 20 March 2018, early in the morning, Lucy Francineth Granados was violently arrested at her home in Montreal’s Villeray neighbourhood by four Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers. Two of her vertebrae were damaged,...

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Community Dinner – Guineans United for Status

Community Dinner – Guineans United for Status

You are invited for a big community dinner! We will speak about our realities in Montreal. There will be food and music! Saturday, 9 March 2019, 6 – 9pm Iwc-Cti, 4755 Van Horne, Suite 110 https://www.facebook.com/events/293936761287221/ We would like to draw your attention to the situation of some of the Guinean members of our committee who are living very precarious lives here in Montreal. Several of them have lived in Montreal for many years. They work, have a vibrant social network, and contribute in significant ways to their communities and to the larger social fabric of the city. Yet...

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