Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

October 4, 2016
TingsEnglish2Notice to Solidarity Across Borders members: Mark you calendars for our next general assembly and community brunch!

Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
11am: Solidarity Across Borders Committees
12:30pm: Community Brunch
2pm-4pm: Continuation of Assembly: Proposals and Discussion
(read more about the format below)
Location: 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor, near métro Guy-Concordia

Free childcare and kids activities on-site. Bring your kids!
Translation available for English, French & Spanish.
The building is accessible to people using wheelchairs.
Limited métro tickets available for people with low incomes.
Please get in touch about any accessibility needs.
With advance notice, we can try to organize whisper translation for other languages.

Let’s come together as a network and community — opposed to deportations, detentions and double punishment, demanding regularization, and building a Solidarity City together — to discuss and learn from each other, as well as to make collective decisions as an organization.

This assembly is open to all members of Solidarity Across Borders.  We also strongly encourage the participation of anyone who’s attended our new member orientations and/or our mutual aid clinics, as well as members of allied organizations like the Non-Status Women’s Collective, the Non-Status Action Committee and Mexicans United for Regularization (MUR).


Who is a member of Solidarity Across Borders?

Anyone who agrees with our main demands and:
i) is an individual directly affected by the immigration system as a migrant facing precarity;
and/or
ii) is an individual involved with one of the active Solidarity Across Borders or Solidarity City committees;
and/or
iii) is an individual who supports or contributes to the organizing of Solidarity Across Borders when they can.
Again, we do encourage the participation of anyone who’s attended our new members orientations in the past year.


The Assembly Format:

(You can attend the entire day, or just a portion; all levels of participation are welcome!)

– From 11am-12:30pm the assembly will focus on committee report-backs, as well as discussing the challenges of committee work, how we can support each other, as well as provide supportive and mutual feedback. This is an opportunity for new SAB members to learn about committees and get involved. We will also get a full report from the decision-making and organizing committee (DMOC) as well as assess our current committee structure. All committees will have up to 5 minutes to make detailed reports to other SAB members. We encourage proposals related to committees and the SAB structure to be made during this portion of the assembly. We are hoping that at least 3 members of each committee attend this portion of the assembly.

– From 12:30pm-2pm, we’ll enjoy a brunch together. We are organizing to prepare some food, but don’t hesitate to bring food to share too. We will have access to a large kitchen on-site. Let’s take some time to get to know each other over food, conversation (and maybe some music).

– Finally, from 2pm-4pm we will continue the assembly, with discussions, debates and proposals on topics relevant to Solidarity Across Borders. We encourage you to submit proposals in advance (please send your proposals, if possible, by October 12 at 6pm, when the DMOC committee next meets). Currently, we are tentatively suggesting a report-back and further discussion on the possibility of a long-term regularization campaign, as well as a report-back and discussion from the strategy and visioning process that SAB has undertaken, dating back to fall 2015.

This assembly will take place on the anniversary of the deportation of Daniel to Mexico; we will have a presentation about the Free Daniel campaign. Info: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/category/bringdanielhome … We will also have a short recollection and tribute to our dear comrade Arash Aslani, who passed away unexpectedly in August. Info:www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/arash-aslani-hunger-strike-at-laval-immigration-detention-center-september-2005 … We are planning some other short presentations related to a benefit show and an album project involving Solidarity Across Borders.

Please send all agenda and content proposals to solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com before October 12 at 6pm. We will be sending a notice with final agenda before October 16.

See you all on October 16!

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Solidarité sans frontièreswww.solidaritesansfrontieres.org
Solidarity Across Borderswww.solidarityacrossborders.org
Solidaridad sin fronteraswww.solidarityacrossborders.org/es

e-mail: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
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tél.: 438-933-7654
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