Events

Call to solidarity for Monika and ‘Alexa’

Call to solidarity for Monika and ‘Alexa’

!! 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 targeting them. Over the past decade, Monika has made many attempts to regularize her status in Canada, but her refugee and other applications were rejected due to poor legal representation and Canada’s failure to recognize the situation of Roma people in...

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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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Rage for Lucy (protest)

Rage for Lucy (protest)

Protest at the Laval Migrant Prison. Children welcome! Saturday, 13 April 2019, 11am-3pm metro Henri-Bourassa https://www.facebook.com/events/623633321409268/ Gather at Henri Bourassa Metro at 11 to take the bus together. We plan to return to Henri Bourassa metro no later than 3pm. RSVP to save a seat on the bus: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com. If you are driving directly to the detention centre (400 Montée Saint-François, Laval), the protest starts at noon. On 13 April 2018, while her friends were gathered in front of the so-called detention centre in an attempt to block her deportation, Lucy was marched under CBSA and police guard out...

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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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Stop the Prison! Stoppons la Prison!

Stop the Prison! Stoppons la Prison!

In the context of the week against police brutality, we will discuss the construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval. Monday, 11 March 2019, 6:30-9:30pm Atomic Cafe, 3606 Ontario Est (metro Joliette) https://www.facebook.com/events/1320598821411153/ The construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval is almost underway. The soil has been remediated and the next steps will be to pour the cement and build the foundations. At the same time, the federal government has announced in the last months that it plans to increase the number of deportations by 30% this year and the CAQ government continues to promote...

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Rally and March Against Migrant Prison Architects

Rally and March Against Migrant Prison Architects

Stop the Construction of the New Prison for Migrants in Laval! Sunday, 17 February at 2pm Gather at Place-Saint-Henri metro https://www.facebook.com/events/343477169839706/ A new migrant prison is being built in Laval, right beside the current one. The state has responded to popular mobilizations against the imprisonment of migrants and refugees (including inspiring hunger-strikes by migrant detainees in Ontario) by pouring millions into creating a new, “prettier” place to imprison them. This expansion includes new ways of controlling migrants and refugees outside prison, using biometrics and voice recognition/gps cell phone systems, already being piloted in Montreal. Documents detailing the new migrant...

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Access to Health Care for Migrants – Montreal Demonstration (National Day of Action)

Access to Health Care for Migrants – Montreal Demonstration (National Day of Action)

Join us for rallies across Canada on February 12th as the health community calls on the federal government to stop the denial of healthcare on the basis of immigration status! In Montreal (Tiohtiá:ke), the rally will be held on February 12th from 12pm to 1pm, in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada office, located in the Guy-Favreau Complex (200 René-Lévesque Blvd West). Facebook Event: bit.ly/2SuEd6I  Rallies will be held simultaneously in Valleyfield (QC), Victoria (CB), Vancouver (CB), Edmonton (AB), Saskatoon (SK), Hamilton (ON), Scarborough (ON), Niagara (ON), Toronto (ON), Ottawa (ON), Halifax (NS) et St. John’s (TN): bit.ly/2MfDbWO...

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COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERINGS WITH FOOD, DISCUSSIONS, ACTIVITIES!

COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERINGS WITH FOOD, DISCUSSIONS, ACTIVITIES!

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Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (28 March)

Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (28 March)

(If you need to get in touch beforehand, please contact us by e-mail at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com.) Thursday, 28 March, 6:30pm-8:30pm 7378 Lajeunesse St. (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...

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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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28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

Wednesday, November 28th 2018 @ 8:30am Honduran Consulate, 1255 boul. Robert-Bourassa , Montreal H3B 3V8 (McGill metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/2014536155333614/ ** Please share this call to your networks. During the demo, to expose the responsibility of Canada in creating the conditions which displace people, we will pass different locations which contribute to the violence forcing people to leave their countries. Join us! ** On October 12th, a group of about 1400 migrants – most from Honduras, and including many families – began walking towards the US-Mexican border to escape a situation of generalized violence, endemic poverty, and government repression which...

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