(Sunday, 12pm, Olympic Stadium) Refugees In, Racists Out! Emergency Demonstration in Support of Migrants and Refugees

August 4, 2017
(Sunday, 12pm, Olympic Stadium) Refugees In, Racists Out! Emergency Demonstration in Support of Migrants and Refugees

Refugees In, Racists Out! Emergency Demonstration in Support of Migrants and Refugees SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 12pm sharp Montreal Olympic Stadium – 4545 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin – Go to Gate “D” (métro Pie-IX or métro Viau) Please arrive on time! We will be demonstrating until at least 3pm. Bring your signs and banners in support of migrants and open borders. A call by the Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Response Committee and Solidarity City Committee of Solidarity Across Borders and the Non-Status Haitian Action Committee, with the support of the Collectif de Résistance Antiraciste de Montréal (CRAM), the Resist Trump and the Far Right...

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(July 1st) Refugees Welcome! Urgent mobilization at the Quebec-US Border

June 26, 2017
(July 1st) Refugees Welcome! Urgent mobilization at the Quebec-US Border

OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES WELCOME! STOP RACIST INTIMIDATION OF MIGRANTS! Urgent mobilization at the Quebec-US Border. In support of refugees & against anti-immigrant racists. SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 9am-3pm (vehicles leave from Montreal at 8am sharp) At the Roxham Road Crossing near Hemmingford. Roxham Road, south of Chemin Fisher. (About 50 minutes south of Montreal). Map: http://bit.ly/2saPbxj Vehicles will leave from Montreal; rendez-vous at 8am (sharp!) If you would like to attend this demonstration with our vehicles, please reserve a spot before 8pm on Thursday, June 29. Reserve by e-mail at: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com An appeal by the Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Response Committee of...

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June 18: Open the borders! Status for All! March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees

June 5, 2017
June 18: Open the borders! Status for All! March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees

OPEN THE BORDERS! STATUS FOR ALL! SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017 March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees 2pm: GATHERING / STARTING POINT Nelson Mandela Park (Plamondon metro) Victoria Avenue, between Vézina and Barclay We will march through the neighborhood of Côte-des-Neiges. Following tradition, this march is family friendly! Kids of all ages are welcome. Please get in touch about any accessibility needs. www.solidarityacrossborders.org Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841226389534614/ —– 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,...

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Marcia will get help from Montreal Association from the Blind at last, despite immigration status

June 2, 2017
Marcia will get help from Montreal Association from the Blind at last, despite immigration status

Marcia, a blind, undocumented woman, learned yesterday that she would finally receive help from the Montreal Association for the Blind. Marcia has been trying to access the rehabilitation services she needs since she lost her sight in December 2015. She was repeatedly refused because of her immigration status. She finally held a press conference last week with the support of community organizations. “I am feeling happy. These are services that I really need to function: losing my sight is still very new and scary. I don’t know how to do much, all my life I have my eyes to...

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Solidarity Across Borders’ New Members Orientation Workshop

May 30, 2017
Solidarity Across Borders’ New Members Orientation Workshop

** Please note that there has been a change in location ** Sunday, June 4th, 1pm-3pm at the Centre for Gender Advocacy 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, office #404 (Metro Guy-Concordia, Guy exit) Against deportations, detentions and double punishment!  Organizing for the regularization of all non-status persons! Together, let’s build a Solidarity City! Join us! On June 4 we will be holding an introductory workshop for new members or people interested in joining Solidarity Across Borders.  This orientation will provide an overview of Solidarity Across Borders’ history, vision and structure; including our demands and internal decision-making processes.  We’ll then present...

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Undocumented Blind Woman Seeks Access to Vital Rehabilitation Services Based on Need, not Status in Coderre’s Sanctuary City

May 24, 2017
Undocumented Blind Woman Seeks Access to Vital Rehabilitation Services Based on Need, not Status in Coderre’s Sanctuary City

Montreal, 24 May 2017 — For more than a year, Marcia*, a blind undocumented woman, has been trying to access essential rehabilitation services offered by the Montreal Association for the Blind (MAB-Mackay). She was repeatedly denied access because of her immigration status, despite the City of Montreal’s adoption of a Sanctuary City policy in February 2017. Montreal community organizations are urging Mayor Denis Coderre to find a solution and urging MAB-Mackay to adopt a policy of access for undocumented Montreal residents. “I’ve lived and worked in Montreal for over 30 years, taking care of people’s children and homes. I...

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Timeline: Marcia’s Year-Long Fight for Access

May 24, 2017
Timeline: Marcia’s Year-Long Fight for Access

1981 Marcia arrives in Montreal on the invitation of a friend. She is 22 years old. She soon begins to work as a nanny. She remains in Canada with irregular status. 1982-2012. She continues to work as nanny and housekeeper in many households as well as caregiver at assisted care facilities for the elderly. Over the years, she made many friends and acquaintances, but is too afraid to reveal her status to anyone. She attempts to contact a lawyer to help regularize her status; but nothing works out because the advice is confusing and the fees very expensive for...

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