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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Solidarity City Theme Room at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (May 28)

May 23, 2017
Solidarity City Theme Room at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (May 28)

Solidarity City Theme Room at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11am-5pm Room #125, CÉDA, 2515 rue Delisle info: www.anarchistbookfair.ca Free. Welcome to all. Accessible to people using wheelchairs. Childcare and Kids activities on-site. Whisper Translation (English, French, Spanish) Schedule-in-brief: 11am: Building A Solidarity City Together! (Mylène & Jaggi) 1pm: No Wall They Can Build: Confronting the US-Mexico Border Wall (Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa) 3pm: Trouble #3: Refugees Welcome (sub.Media) Organized by the Solidarity City Committee of Solidarity Across Borders. ——- 11am-1pm: Building A Solidarity/Sanctuary City Together! Workshop & Discussion (FR) Room #125, CÉDA,...

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Building A Solidarity City Together! A Teach-In & Conference (May 20)

May 8, 2017
Building A Solidarity City Together! A Teach-In & Conference (May 20)

Building A Solidarity City Together! A Teach-In & Conference Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:30am to 5pm 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor (métro Guy-Concordia) Free. Welcome to all. Wheelchair accessible. Childcare on-site. Please get in touch about any accessibility needs. Pre-registration is encouraged: http://bit.ly/2pJO6OP For full workshop descriptions visit: http://bit.ly/SolidarityCityWorkshops Confirmed workshop and discussion topics include: a) Education For All (Collectif éducation sans frontières) – 10:45am b) Health Care For All (Health Care For All Committee) – 10:45am c) Open the Borders: Cross-Border Solidarity from Canada-US to US-Mexico – 10:45am d) Non-Collaboration with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) – 1:30pm e) Access for All:...

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Building a Solidarity City Conference: Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

May 7, 2017
Building a Solidarity City Conference: Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 All events at 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor Conference info: http://bit.ly/SolidarityCityMay20 Pre-registration is encouraged (but not required): http://bit.ly/2pJO6OP – 10am-10:45am: Opening Plenary: Building a Real Sanctuary/Solidarity City Together, with presentations – Room H-763 – 10:45am-12:30pm: 1st series of Workshops & Discussions (full descriptions below) a) Education for All! (Collectif éducation sans frontières) – Room H-763 b) Between the individual and the collective: What are the actions and resources to act? (Health Care For All Committee) – Room H-767 c) Open the Borders: Cross-Border Solidarity from...

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(7 May) Bikes Against Borders

May 2, 2017
(7 May) Bikes Against Borders

Sunday, May 7th from 10am to 6pm Right to Move / la Voie Libre, Guy-Concordia metro map Right to Move/Solidarity Across Borders Bike Repair Fundraiser Extravaganza! Spring is here: the season to take a look at the bikes we put away all those months ago and get them ready for another season of riding through the city dodging cars and skateboarders. Is your bike looking a little worse for wear? Flat tires? Rusty chain? Making squeaking noises you can’t quite identify? Are you impatient to have it ready to ride, but don’t have time to work on it yourself?...

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(14 May) Picnic Mothers against Borders Mothers Day

May 1, 2017
(14 May) Picnic Mothers against Borders Mothers Day

Access for All! Status for All! No One Is Illegal! https://www.facebook.com/events/115756958986038/ Sunday, 14 May 2017, 2pm Jarry Parc (metro Castelnau), near the Gazebo See you there, rain or shine! * Delicious, free food! * Art workshops, info-table, music, kids’ activities! * Fun & solidarity! –> If you are interested in organizing an art/craft workshop, game, sport, kids’ activity for the picnic, please get in touch at femmes.sans.statuts@gmail.com. –> Guests are invited to come with a small toast to celebrate the courage and strength of mothers against the violence of borders: a poem, a testimony, song. –> Any special dietary...

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