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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
–> 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 needs or other accessibility questions? Get in touch at email@example.com!
On Mothers’ Day, the Non Status Women’s Collective of Montreal is hosting a picnic to celebrate the struggles of courageous mothers who have crossed and defied borders for a better future for themselves and for their children. Some have spoken out publicly; many more struggle in the shadows to mother without status, to end/avoid separation from their children, to get their children a life of dignity, a better life.
Since 2015, the Non Status Women’s Collective has drawn attention to the suffering, exclusion and exploitation experienced by thousands of non-status mothers, women, men and children. They have written to government officials, participated in and organized pickets and marches and tabling on the street, organized a postcard campaign, spoken at public events, done innumerable interviews with journalists, organized press conferences and written press releases, and gained the support of numerous other women’s organizations across Quebec.
Join us on Mothers’ Day in fun and solidarity to support their bold demand for status for all! No one is illegal! Join with us to celebrate all courageous mothers standing up to state violence and borders, demanding freedom of movement!
Le Collectif des femmes sans statuts de Montréal
Non Status Women’s Collective of Montreal
Colectivo de mujeres sin estatus de Montreal