Events

(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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Press Release: Montreal-area migrant justice organizations gather in support of temporary foreign workers on the eve of International Migrants Day

Press Release: Montreal-area migrant justice organizations gather in support of temporary foreign workers on the eve of International Migrants Day

Attention News Editors – For Immediate Release Montreal-area migrant justice organizations gather in support of temporary foreign workers on the eve of International Migrants Day Press Conference: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10am at the Immigrant Workers Center 4755 Van Horne (at Victoria), #110 Contact Info: 438-933-7654 Speakers to include: – Noe Arteaga: former agricultural worker in Quebec in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, who is currently pursuing a complaint against his former employer at the Labour Relations Board; – Mohamed Ali Ben Dellej: member of the newly formed Temporary Foreign Workers Association (TFWA), an association that works to organize, support, and...

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Rock Against Racism: Une soirée bénéfice pour Solidarité sans frontières

Rock Against Racism: Une soirée bénéfice pour Solidarité sans frontières

ROCK AGAINST RACISM MTL est de retour//is back! vendredi, 13 décembre Katacombes, 1635 St-Laurent

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(December 2) Public Gathering at Education Minister Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville’s “Rencontre Citoyenne”

(December 2) Public Gathering at Education Minister Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville’s “Rencontre Citoyenne”

Marie Malavoy and Bernard Drainville in Longueuil this Monday for a “Citizen’s Meeting” EDUCATION FOR ALL! Public Gathering at Education Minister Marie Malavoy’s “Rencontre Citoyenne” MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6pm (sharp!) at 1000 boulevard Rolland-Therrien (Longueuil) map and public transport: http://goo.gl/maps/DrKWN -> If you can attend this gathering, please let us know at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com -> If you can help with transportation (access to a car) get in touch as well. -> Please get in touch about any accessibility needs. —– The Collectif education sans frontières (CESF) is calling for a public gathering at the upcoming “Rencontre Citoyenne” by Education Minister Marie Malavoy in...

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(Media Advisory) Education For All Collective calls for public gathering at upcoming “Rencontre citoyenne” by Ministers Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville

(Media Advisory) Education For All Collective calls for public gathering at upcoming “Rencontre citoyenne” by Ministers Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release Education For All Collective calls for public gathering at upcoming “Rencontre citoyenne” by Ministers Marie Malavoy & Bernard Drainville – WHEN: Monday, December 2 at 6pm – WHERE: 1000, boulevard Rolland-Therrien (Longueuil) – MEDIA CONTACT: Nicolas Quiazua, Collectif education sans frontières, 514-347-4559 – INFO: www.solidarityacrossborders.org / solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com (November 29, 2013, Montreal) The Collectif éducation sans frontières (Education For All Collective) is calling for a public gathering at the upcoming “Rencontre Citoyenne” by Education Minister Marie Malavoy. The public event – on Monday, December 2 at 6pm — will also include Bernard Drainville, the Minister responsible for the...

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(November 26 & 28) Two events in solidarity with the Awan family

(November 26 & 28) Two events in solidarity with the Awan family

+ Tuesday, November 26th, 6:30pm at CÉDA (2515 rue Delisle) : Fall feast for the Awan family + Thursday, November 28th, NOON-1pm, 1010 Saint-Antoine: 100 Days Too Many! Demo outside of immigration headquarters ********** Fall Feast for the Awan Family Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm CEDA 2515 Delisle (Metro Lionel-Groulx) The Awan Family Support Committee and Radical Christian Association of McGill invite you to a community dinner and fall feast in solidarity with the Awan Family. Join us for an evening of food, music, and performances to affirm support for the Awan family and to celebrate their struggle. This...

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