Events

(May 10) Mothers Against Borders Brunch

(May 10) Mothers Against Borders Brunch

Mothers Against Borders Brunch A Fund-Raiser Lorne Centre, 2390 Ryde St. (Charlevoix Metro) Saturday, 10 May 2014, at 11am Free Entry & Free Food, but donations to help with Ivonne’s legal costs are encouraged. Suggested: $10 to $20. – Fun activities for kids! – Wheelchair accessible. – Any special dietary needs or other accessibility questions? Get in touch at justicepourivonne@gmail.com On the eve of Mothers’ Day, the Justice for Ivonne Committee is hosting a brunch to celebrate the struggle of Ivonne Hernandez and other courageous mothers who have crossed and defied borders for their children. The event is also...

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(15 April) Solidarity Across Borders Spring Assembly

(15 April) Solidarity Across Borders Spring Assembly

Tuesday, 15 April, 6pm to 9pm CEDA, 2515 Delisle St. (Lionel Groulx Metro) free childcare! translation english-french-spanish! free food! wheelchair accessible! do you have any other needs we should meet so that you can participate? contact us at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com Come out to the first seasonal assembly of Solidarity Across Borders (SAB)! Solidarity Across Borders recently decided to hold four open assemblies a year, one each season. These assemblies are places to discuss overall strategy of Solidarity Across Borders, react to changes in the political context, bring new proposals and make decisions. They are opportunities to think and plan together...

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(March 25) Solidarity Vigil with Djaber Kalibi

(March 25) Solidarity Vigil with Djaber Kalibi

Solidarity Vigil and Press Point Tuesday, March 25 at 8am (press point at 8:30am) In front of the Complexe Guy-Favreau (200 René-Lévesque East) Another hearing is scheduled for March 27 as well. We encourage you to attend in large numbers to show your support for Djaber Kalibi and his family during the immigration hearings. BACKGROUND After eight years in Montreal, Djaber Kalibi is facing inadmissibility from Canada and removal to France, due to his active opposition to the regime of the Ayatollahs in Iran. Djaber, 77, is an activist known worldwide for his tireless dedication in the struggle against...

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(FRIDAY 6pm) Demonstration and March: Against colonialism, racism and the proposed Quebec Charter of Values (Bill 60)

(FRIDAY 6pm) Demonstration and March: Against colonialism, racism and the proposed Quebec Charter of Values (Bill 60)

Demonstration and March: Against colonialism and racism FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 Gathering at 6pm at Mt-Royal métro (Mt-Royal Avenue, between Berri and Rivard) Part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa.

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(February 27, 12pm) From Behind Church Walls: A picket in solidarity with the Awan family and other sanctuary struggles

(February 27, 12pm) From Behind Church Walls: A picket in solidarity with the Awan family and other sanctuary struggles

When: Thursday, February 27th, 12pm-1pm Where: outside CIC and CBSA offices, 1010 St-Antoine (metro Bonaventure) ** Free spiced hot chocolate will be served ** Featuring a creative visual action to honour some of those lives lost or left in suspension due to violent and unjust immigration laws On February 27th, it will have been six months that Khurshid Begum Awan took sanctuary in a Montreal church. In August 2013, she made the courageous decision to defy a removal order which would have seen her returned to Pakistan, where she faces targeted violence, lack of access to appropriate medical care,...

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(March 13) Solidarity Across Borders’ Winter Feast! A community dinner

(March 13) Solidarity Across Borders’ Winter Feast! A community dinner

You’re invited to… Solidarity Across Borders’ Winter Feast! A community dinner * Presented by the Food for All committee and Put Your Politics Where Your Mouth Is, 2014 * Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 to 9pm William Hingston Centre (Cafeteria in the basement) Parc Extension , 419 rue St-Roch (métro Parc) Food, entertainment, speakers and more! FREE. Welcome to all! Childcare available on site. Metro tickets available. The space is wheelchair accessible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have specific accessibility needs. Come out to this community dinner to learn more about the Solidarity City campaign, enjoy...

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(February 27, 6pm) Community dinner in solidarity with Djaber Kalibi

(February 27, 6pm) Community dinner in solidarity with Djaber Kalibi

Community dinner in solidarity with Djaber Kalibi Thursday, February 27, 6pm Café Aquin (UQAM, Pavillon Aquin, 400 Ste-Catherine Est, Local A-2030) Free food will be served, followed by the screening of a movie about Iran’s history (title to come). BACKGROUND After eight years in Montreal, Djaber Kalibi is facing inadmissibility from Canada and removal to France, due to his active opposition to the regime of the Ayatollahs in Iran. Djaber, 77, is an activist known worldwide for his tireless dedication in the struggle against successive dictatorial regimes in Iran.  After counter-revolutionary maneuvering, an Islamic republic was established causing unprecedented...

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(March 3) Brass Monday, a fundraiser for Solidarity Across Borders, with Fanfare Jarry and Brassmob

(March 3) Brass Monday, a fundraiser for Solidarity Across Borders, with Fanfare Jarry and Brassmob

Brassmob presents: Brass Monday part III,  a fundraiser for Solidarity Across Borders  with Fanfare Jarry and Brassmob Monday, March 3, 9pm Quai des brumes, 4481 St-Denis www.solidarityacrossborders.org www.fanfarejarry.ca www.brassmob.ca Solidarity Across Borders is a migrant justice network based in Montreal, active since 2003. We are comprised of migrants and allies, and we organize together to support individuals and families who are confronting an unjust immigration and refugee system. La Fanfare Jarry is a collective of musicians in Montreal who aim to share their love of music with the people. Inspired by the marching bands of Eastern Europe, Fanfare Jarry...

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(February 3) Rock ‘n’ Roma against deportations: A benefit show

(February 3) Rock ‘n’ Roma against deportations: A benefit show

Monday, 3 February 2014, Doors at 8pm Casa del popolo, 4873 Saint-Laurent Blvd *buy your tickets in advance or at the door* featuring: Shukar Roma meaning ‘superb Gypsy’, is a new project with great musicians who met in Montreal: Sergiu Popa and Dan Armeanca. Sergiu, the younger of the two artists, is a virtuoso accordionist, born into a musical dynasty in his home country of Moldova. Living in Quebec since 2002, he has been busy absorbing a variety of musical influences through his many collaborations, and has received several prestigious awards. Dan Armeanca is recognized as one of the...

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(29 January) Musical solidarity with the Awan family: a community benefit concert & fundraiser

(29 January) Musical solidarity with the Awan family: a community benefit concert & fundraiser

Wed. January 29, 2014 doors 8:30pm / $8 suggested donation La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent Montreal, Quebec Join us for a community benefit concert for the Awan family, a family facing and struggling against the institutional violence of the Canadian immigration system. Since August 2013, Khurshid Begum Awan, has been living in sanctuary inside a Montreal church. She made this difficult decision in an attempt to seek protection from an inherently unjust immigration and refugee determination system that punishes those seeking protection and solidarity. Artists will be coming together with the support of the Howl Arts Collective to...

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(21 January) Reclaiming citizenship, Resisting double punishment: Deepan Budlakoti Eastern Canada Speaking Tour

(21 January) Reclaiming citizenship, Resisting double punishment: Deepan Budlakoti Eastern Canada Speaking Tour

Deepan Budlakoti Eastern Canada Speaking Tour — January 2014 Tuesday, 21 January 6pm Dinner 7pm Panel Discussion New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law 3644 Peel, room 201, Montreal (Peel metro) with: Deepan Budlakoti Alex Popovic, spokesperson for the Dany Villaneuva Support Committee and featuring the short film, “Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada,” by Lillian Boctor. whisper translation fr-en ** childcare ** wheelchair accessible Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born construction worker and activist who is pitted in an incredible battle against the Conservative government over his entitlement to citizenship. Using its policy of double...

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Breaking News: Occupation in progress at Quebec Education Minister constituency office; Protesters are demanding that all non-status children get free access to primary and secondary schools

Breaking News: Occupation in progress at Quebec Education Minister constituency office; Protesters are demanding that all non-status children get free access to primary and secondary schools

Attention News Editors – Breaking News Occupation in progress at Quebec Education Minister constituency office Protesters are demanding that all non-status children in Quebec get free access to primary and secondary schools WHERE: 641, rue Adoncour, Longueuil (map: http://goo.gl/maps/6tQlz) WHEN: now, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (updated at 10am) MEDIA CONTACTS ON-SITE: Amy Darwish: 514-992-1662 Nicolas Quiazua: 514-347-4559 MEDIA CONTACT OFF-SITE: 438-933-7654 or solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com FOR UPDATES: visit www.solidarityacrossborders.org on the web follow @SolidariteMTL on twitter visit www.facebook.com/CiteSansFrontieres on facebook (MONTREAL, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, International Human Rights Day) — At least 18 protesters are currently occupying the offices of Quebec Education Minister Marie Malavoy in Longueuil. They have been joined by at...

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