Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

December 4, 2016
Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

Press release Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us! 3 December 2016, Montréal – In November 2015, the Non-Status Women’s Collective sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In their letter, they described the extreme precarity in which non-status women live and asked him to take a position on the situation of non-status people in Canada. One year later, they have still not received a response. In the face of government indifference, non-status women are addressing the public at large to denounce the arbitrariness of Canada’s immigration system and its particularly negative impact on women, determined to...

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Call from non-status women: Regularization! – Gathering

November 26, 2016
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Gathering organized by the Non-Status Women’s Collective Saturday December 3rd at 1pm Outside the Centre des femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs offices (8043 St-Hubert) Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/176171272847543/ In the context of 12 days of actions against gendered violence. After a year of actions and mobilization by the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montréal, including an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describing the lived precarity of tens of thousands of non-status women, we still have received no response to our demands, only indifference and silence. We demand that the government take a position on the regularization of non-status people in Canada. In the context of actions against gendered violence and to denounce the violence produced...

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One year later, still no response from the Trudeau government for the Non-Status Women’s Collective

November 6, 2016
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Since June 2016, the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montréal has taken to the streets twice a month to inform and engage the public about the reality of undocumented people in Canada, and to put pressure on the government to meet with them and listen to their demands. The Collective formed last year after Trudeau’s election, initiated by non-status women who wanted to get together, help each other and fight side by side. Among the most precarious groups in Canada, non-status women live without any immigration status and so are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, often working the most dangerous and difficult...

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Building a Solidarity City Together! Workshop & Presentation (November 3)

October 27, 2016
Building a Solidarity City Together! Workshop & Presentation (November 3)

Building a Solidarity City Together! A Community Workshop and Presentation Thursday, November 3, 7pm-9pm 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204 (métro Guy-Concordia) Free. Welcome to all. Childcare available on site. Translation (French-English). Wheelchair accessible venue. Learn more about migrant justice organizing in Montreal, and the campaign to build a Solidarity City.This presentation and workshop, open to all, is intended to provide context and background to the Solidarity City campaign of Solidarity Across Borders, and to encourage the participation of more organizations, groups and individuals. A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty...

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New members meeting & orientation. Join us! (November 13)

October 25, 2016
New members meeting & orientation. Join us! (November 13)

SOLIDARITY ACROSS BORDERS New Members Orientation Against deportations, detentions and double punishment!  Organizing for the regularization of all non-status persons!  Together, let’s build a Solidarity City! Join us! Sunday, November 13, 1pm to 3pm 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204 (métro Guy-Concordia) This orientation will provide an overview of Solidarity Across Borders’ history, vision and structure; including our demands and internal decision-making processes. While this workshop is structured for new members of SAB, anyone who wants to get involved with SAB is welcome to join. We mobilize around these main demands: an end to deportations and detentions, abolition of...

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Call for donations: Support day-to-day survival for a blind, undocumented woman

October 16, 2016
Call for donations: Support day-to-day survival for a blind, undocumented woman

Make a donation here!! >>> https://www.youcaring.com/marcia-671343 Dear friends and allies, Members of Solidarity Across Borders are supporting an undocumented woman who has lived, worked and built community in Montreal for more than half her life, for over 30 years. At the end of November 2015, with severe diabetes and no medical insurance, Marcia was forced to undergo an emergency retina surgery. This surgery was unsuccessful, leaving Marcia blind. After the surgery, Marcia was forced to move because she could no longer afford her apartment and was unable to work, separating her from a neighborhood she made community in for...

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Press Release: Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status

October 14, 2016
Press Release: Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status

Press release – For immediate release Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status Families gather before the first day of school, ask that the Minister of Education finally hand in his homework Press scrum : Today, Sunday, August 28th, 2016, at 13:30, in front of école Le Plateau, at the end of Calixa-Lavallée avenue, in La Fontaine park. Montreal, Sunday, August 28th, 2016 : Again this year, many children with precarious immigration status will not be going to school. A family-friendly gathering will take place the day before the first day of school, to call...

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