Events

(February 3) Rock ‘n’ Roma against deportations: A benefit show

(February 3) Rock ‘n’ Roma against deportations: A benefit show

Monday, 3 February 2014, Doors at 8pm Casa del popolo, 4873 Saint-Laurent Blvd *buy your tickets in advance or at the door* featuring: Shukar Roma meaning ‘superb Gypsy’, is a new project with great musicians who met in Montreal: Sergiu Popa and Dan Armeanca. Sergiu, the younger of the two artists, is a virtuoso accordionist, born into a musical dynasty in his home country of Moldova. Living in Quebec since 2002, he has been busy absorbing a variety of musical influences through his many collaborations, and has received several prestigious awards. Dan Armeanca is recognized as one of the...

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(29 January) Musical solidarity with the Awan family: a community benefit concert & fundraiser

(29 January) Musical solidarity with the Awan family: a community benefit concert & fundraiser

Wed. January 29, 2014 doors 8:30pm / $8 suggested donation La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent Montreal, Quebec Join us for a community benefit concert for the Awan family, a family facing and struggling against the institutional violence of the Canadian immigration system. Since August 2013, Khurshid Begum Awan, has been living in sanctuary inside a Montreal church. She made this difficult decision in an attempt to seek protection from an inherently unjust immigration and refugee determination system that punishes those seeking protection and solidarity. Artists will be coming together with the support of the Howl Arts Collective to...

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(21 January) Reclaiming citizenship, Resisting double punishment: Deepan Budlakoti Eastern Canada Speaking Tour

(21 January) Reclaiming citizenship, Resisting double punishment: Deepan Budlakoti Eastern Canada Speaking Tour

Deepan Budlakoti Eastern Canada Speaking Tour — January 2014 Tuesday, 21 January 6pm Dinner 7pm Panel Discussion New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law 3644 Peel, room 201, Montreal (Peel metro) with: Deepan Budlakoti Alex Popovic, spokesperson for the Dany Villaneuva Support Committee and featuring the short film, “Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada,” by Lillian Boctor. whisper translation fr-en ** childcare ** wheelchair accessible Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born construction worker and activist who is pitted in an incredible battle against the Conservative government over his entitlement to citizenship. Using its policy of double...

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Breaking News: Occupation in progress at Quebec Education Minister constituency office; Protesters are demanding that all non-status children get free access to primary and secondary schools

Breaking News: Occupation in progress at Quebec Education Minister constituency office; Protesters are demanding that all non-status children get free access to primary and secondary schools

Attention News Editors – Breaking News Occupation in progress at Quebec Education Minister constituency office Protesters are demanding that all non-status children in Quebec get free access to primary and secondary schools WHERE: 641, rue Adoncour, Longueuil (map: http://goo.gl/maps/6tQlz) WHEN: now, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (updated at 10am) MEDIA CONTACTS ON-SITE: Amy Darwish: 514-992-1662 Nicolas Quiazua: 514-347-4559 MEDIA CONTACT OFF-SITE: 438-933-7654 or solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com FOR UPDATES: visit www.solidarityacrossborders.org on the web follow @SolidariteMTL on twitter visit www.facebook.com/CiteSansFrontieres on facebook (MONTREAL, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, International Human Rights Day) — At least 18 protesters are currently occupying the offices of Quebec Education Minister Marie Malavoy in Longueuil. They have been joined by at...

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Press Release: Montreal-area migrant justice organizations gather in support of temporary foreign workers on the eve of International Migrants Day

Press Release: Montreal-area migrant justice organizations gather in support of temporary foreign workers on the eve of International Migrants Day

Attention News Editors – For Immediate Release Montreal-area migrant justice organizations gather in support of temporary foreign workers on the eve of International Migrants Day Press Conference: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10am at the Immigrant Workers Center 4755 Van Horne (at Victoria), #110 Contact Info: 438-933-7654 Speakers to include: – Noe Arteaga: former agricultural worker in Quebec in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, who is currently pursuing a complaint against his former employer at the Labour Relations Board; – Mohamed Ali Ben Dellej: member of the newly formed Temporary Foreign Workers Association (TFWA), an association that works to organize, support, and...

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Rock Against Racism: Une soirée bénéfice pour Solidarité sans frontières

Rock Against Racism: Une soirée bénéfice pour Solidarité sans frontières

ROCK AGAINST RACISM MTL est de retour//is back! vendredi, 13 décembre Katacombes, 1635 St-Laurent

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(December 2) Public Gathering at Education Minister Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville’s “Rencontre Citoyenne”

(December 2) Public Gathering at Education Minister Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville’s “Rencontre Citoyenne”

Marie Malavoy and Bernard Drainville in Longueuil this Monday for a “Citizen’s Meeting” EDUCATION FOR ALL! Public Gathering at Education Minister Marie Malavoy’s “Rencontre Citoyenne” MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6pm (sharp!) at 1000 boulevard Rolland-Therrien (Longueuil) map and public transport: http://goo.gl/maps/DrKWN -> If you can attend this gathering, please let us know at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com -> If you can help with transportation (access to a car) get in touch as well. -> Please get in touch about any accessibility needs. —– The Collectif education sans frontières (CESF) is calling for a public gathering at the upcoming “Rencontre Citoyenne” by Education Minister Marie Malavoy in...

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(Media Advisory) Education For All Collective calls for public gathering at upcoming “Rencontre citoyenne” by Ministers Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville

(Media Advisory) Education For All Collective calls for public gathering at upcoming “Rencontre citoyenne” by Ministers Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release Education For All Collective calls for public gathering at upcoming “Rencontre citoyenne” by Ministers Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville – WHEN: Monday, December 2 at 6pm – WHERE: 1000, boulevard Rolland-Therrien (Longueuil) – MEDIA CONTACT: Nicolas Quiazua, Collectif education sans frontières, 514-347-4559 – INFO: www.solidarityacrossborders.org / solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com (November 29, 2013, Montreal) The Collectif éducation sans frontières (Education For All Collective) is calling for a public gathering at the upcoming “Rencontre Citoyenne” by Education Minister Marie Malavoy. The public event – on Monday, December 2 at 6pm — will also include Bernard Drainville, the Minister responsible for the...

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(November 26 & 28) Two events in solidarity with the Awan family

(November 26 & 28) Two events in solidarity with the Awan family

+ Tuesday, November 26th, 6:30pm at CÉDA (2515 rue Delisle) : Fall feast for the Awan family + Thursday, November 28th, NOON-1pm, 1010 Saint-Antoine: 100 Days Too Many! Demo outside of immigration headquarters ********** Fall Feast for the Awan Family Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm CEDA 2515 Delisle (Metro Lionel-Groulx) The Awan Family Support Committee and Radical Christian Association of McGill invite you to a community dinner and fall feast in solidarity with the Awan Family. Join us for an evening of food, music, and performances to affirm support for the Awan family and to celebrate their struggle. This...

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(November 23-24) Building a Solidarity City: A conference on building our networks of mutual aid and collective support (UPDATED!)

(November 23-24) Building a Solidarity City: A conference on building our networks of mutual aid and collective support (UPDATED!)

An invitation from Solidarity Across Borders … Building a Solidarity City: An annual conference on building our networks of mutual aid and collective support Two days! NOVEMBER 23 & 24, 2013 (Montreal) Solidarity Across Borders is organizing a two-day conference to discuss and share strategies about building and reinforcing local networks of mutual aid and support, as well as assuring access to free and quality services related to health, education, food, housing, shelters and more, for non-status migrants and all residents of Montreal. We’re inviting local community members, organizers, activists and all people interested in this topic.    Workshop-Discussions-Panels...

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(photos, videos & articles) Report-back: Demonstration against the xenophobic Charter (October 20, 2013)

(photos, videos & articles) Report-back: Demonstration against the xenophobic Charter (October 20, 2013)

Montreal, October 21, 2013 — Yesterday more than 1000 protesters marched against the proposed Quebec Charter of Values, in a grassroots effort called “Ensemble contre la charte xénophobe” (Together against the xenophobic Charter). The demonstration is part of a wave of demos and actions against the Charter (there are anti-Charter demonstrations every Sunday this month), and today’s demo emphasized a pro-feminist, pro-queer, anti-oppression struggle against the Charter, based on the Basis of Unity included below. The organizers of the demonstration felt it was important to describe the proposed Charter publicly as xenophobic, racist and sexist, and not to shy away...

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Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination

Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination

As part of the “Building a Solidarity City” conference: www.solidarityacrossborders.org Opening Panel:  Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination Saturday, November 23, 10am-12pm 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor, métro Guy-Concordia -> Childcare and kids activities on-site (free) -> Whisper translation (English, French, Spanish) -> Wheelchair accessible -> Free Panelists include: * Ellen Gabriel: Ellen (Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, Turtle Clan) is an Indigenous human rights activist, former head of the Quebec Native Women’s Association, chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis.* Amanda Lickers: Amanda is an anarcha-queer Onkwehon:we cis-woman. She belongs to...

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