Rock ‘n Roma III

June 13, 2016
Rock ‘n Roma III

A Concert in support of the Lakatos Family’s Fight against Deportation Monday, June 20th doors at 7pm Patro Vys, 356 Mont-Royal East Suggested entry: between $10 and $20 (no one will be refused!) Join us to support the Lakatos family and learn more about the struggle of Roma in Europe and Canada, all the while enjoying the captivating music of Te Merav (with Kristin Molnar, Jean-Denis Levasseur and Laszlo Levasseur-Molnar), Sergiu Popa and Brigitte Dajczer (Briga). Proceeds will go towards supporting the struggle of the Lakatos family and other Roma families fighting against deportations. Musicians TE MERAV. Born in...

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Canadian Border Services Agency disrupted by Solidarity Across Borders organizers

June 10, 2016
Canadian Border Services Agency disrupted by Solidarity Across Borders organizers

STATUS  NOW! STOP THE VIOLENCE! #StopDeportations #ShutDownCBSA Post-occupation Press Release  Over thirty (30) activists from Solidarity Across Borders occupied and disrupted the daily operations of the Canadian Border Services Agency for the entire morning.  Montréal, May 3, 2016 – From 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m., members and allies of Solidarity Across Borders occupied and disrupted the Montreal offices of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) to denounce the violence of the Canadian immigration system, and to demand immediate inclusive and ongoing regularization of every person who is living with documented status in Canada. Around 9:00AM, a little over...

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Building a Solidarity City Together! A Community Workshop and Presentation (June 14)

June 2, 2016
Building a Solidarity City Together! A Community Workshop and Presentation (June 14)

Building a Solidarity City Together! A Community Workshop and Presentation Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #404 (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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Lakatos Family Still Here: Your Solidarity Still Needed

June 1, 2016
Lakatos Family Still Here: Your Solidarity Still Needed

Gilda Lakatos, 17-years old, and her mother, Katalin, are still in Canada. They applied to renew the Temporary Residence Permit they were granted in May and they can legally remain in Canada until they receive a response on this renewal application. They are still waiting for a response on their humanitarian-grounds application for permanent status, filed ten months ago … ** Full release here. ** An updated call for solidarity will come in the next few days, but in the meantime, please keep up the calls / letters to the Minister of Immigration and donations are still appreciated. Details...

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Public Pressure Wins Two Month Reprieve for Lakatos Family

June 1, 2016
Public Pressure Wins Two Month Reprieve for Lakatos Family

It isn’t over yet: please continue the pressure The government has agreed to postpone the deportation of 17-year old Gilda Lakatos and her mother Katalin (Robertne) Lakatos for another two months. After Gilda and Katalin courageously spoke out publicly about their story (see details & media coverage below), countless community members and organizations responded, demanding that the Ministers of Public Safety and Immigration stop their deportation. However, it is not yet certain that the family will be accepted; and it isn’t sure that they will even get a response on their application for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds before...

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Call for Solidarity: Only one day remaining for the Lakatos family

June 1, 2016
Call for Solidarity: Only one day remaining for the Lakatos family

facebook event #noneistoomany #lakatos The temporary stay of deportation 17-year old Gilda Lakatos and her mother Katalin won in May expires on Saturday and the Hungarian Roma family has not yet heard back on their application for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds. We need your support 1) Call in to support the Lakatos family –> Please call and/or email the Minister of Immigration of Canada, John McCallum and ask him to accept the Lakatos family’s application for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds, and to do so before their Temporary Residence Permit expires on Saturday. You can cite their file...

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JUNE: Month Against Borders and Deportations! Schedule of events!

May 20, 2016
JUNE: Month Against Borders and Deportations! Schedule of events!

Solidarity Across Borders declares June 2016 a “Month Against Deportations.” In the context of ongoing struggles for justice and dignity for all migrants, refugees and undocumented people, Solidarity Across Borders and allies are organizing actions throughout the month of June to publicly denounce the violence, racism and oppression of border controls, and their daily impact on tens of thousands of people in Montreal. This summer we will amplify our voices as community members, lovers and fighters, with public art projects, demonstrations, community meals, and a variety of activities in fierce resistance to colonial borders and economies built on the...

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