Events

Community Dinner – Guineans United for Status

Community Dinner – Guineans United for Status

You are invited for a big community dinner! We will speak about our realities in Montreal. There will be food and music! Saturday, 9 March 2019, 6 – 9pm Iwc-Cti, 4755 Van Horne, Suite 110 https://www.facebook.com/events/293936761287221/ We would like to draw your attention to the situation of some of the Guinean members of our committee who are living very precarious lives here in Montreal. Several of them have lived in Montreal for many years. They work, have a vibrant social network, and contribute in significant ways to their communities and to the larger social fabric of the city. Yet...

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Stop the Prison! Stoppons la Prison!

Stop the Prison! Stoppons la Prison!

In the context of the week against police brutality, we will discuss the construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval. Monday, 11 March 2019, 6:30-9:30pm Atomic Cafe, 3606 Ontario Est (metro Joliette) https://www.facebook.com/events/1320598821411153/ The construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval is almost underway. The soil has been remediated and the next steps will be to pour the cement and build the foundations. At the same time, the federal government has announced in the last months that it plans to increase the number of deportations by 30% this year and the CAQ government continues to promote...

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Rage for Lucy (protest)

Rage for Lucy (protest)

Protest at the Laval Migrant Prison. Children welcome! Saturday, 13 April 2019, 11am-3pm metro Henri-Bourassa https://www.facebook.com/events/623633321409268/ Gather at Henri Bourassa Metro at 11 to take the bus together. We plan to return to Henri Bourassa metro no later than 3pm. RSVP to save a seat on the bus: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com. If you are driving directly to the detention centre (400 Montée Saint-François, Laval), the protest starts at noon. On 13 April 2018, while her friends were gathered in front of the so-called detention centre in an attempt to block her deportation, Lucy was marched under CBSA and police guard out...

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Rally and March Against Migrant Prison Architects

Rally and March Against Migrant Prison Architects

Stop the Construction of the New Prison for Migrants in Laval! Sunday, 17 February at 2pm Gather at Place-Saint-Henri metro https://www.facebook.com/events/343477169839706/ A new migrant prison is being built in Laval, right beside the current one. The state has responded to popular mobilizations against the imprisonment of migrants and refugees (including inspiring hunger-strikes by migrant detainees in Ontario) by pouring millions into creating a new, “prettier” place to imprison them. This expansion includes new ways of controlling migrants and refugees outside prison, using biometrics and voice recognition/gps cell phone systems, already being piloted in Montreal. Documents detailing the new migrant...

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Access to Health Care for Migrants – Montreal Demonstration (National Day of Action)

Access to Health Care for Migrants – Montreal Demonstration (National Day of Action)

Join us for rallies across Canada on February 12th as the health community calls on the federal government to stop the denial of healthcare on the basis of immigration status! In Montreal (Tiohtiá:ke), the rally will be held on February 12th from 12pm to 1pm, in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada office, located in the Guy-Favreau Complex (200 René-Lévesque Blvd West). Facebook Event: bit.ly/2SuEd6I  Rallies will be held simultaneously in Valleyfield (QC), Victoria (CB), Vancouver (CB), Edmonton (AB), Saskatoon (SK), Hamilton (ON), Scarborough (ON), Niagara (ON), Toronto (ON), Ottawa (ON), Halifax (NS) et St. John’s (TN): bit.ly/2MfDbWO...

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COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERINGS WITH FOOD, DISCUSSIONS, ACTIVITIES!

COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERINGS WITH FOOD, DISCUSSIONS, ACTIVITIES!

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1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

The Non Status Women’s Collective is back for the fight! Saturday December 1st 2018, starting at 4.30 pm Maison de l’amitié de Montréal, corner Duluth and Coloniale (Metro Sherbrooke or bus 55), 120, avenue Duluth East, Montréal, QC H2W 1H1 The Non Status Women’s Collective invites you to celebrate their new start. An evening with artistic performances, activities for children, delicious food and … surprises! Status, justice, and dignity for all! Who we are: The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal formed in October 2015, initiated by non-status women who wanted to get together, help each other and fight side...

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28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

Wednesday, November 28th 2018 @ 8:30am Honduran Consulate, 1255 boul. Robert-Bourassa , Montreal H3B 3V8 (McGill metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/2014536155333614/ ** Please share this call to your networks. During the demo, to expose the responsibility of Canada in creating the conditions which displace people, we will pass different locations which contribute to the violence forcing people to leave their countries. Join us! ** On October 12th, a group of about 1400 migrants – most from Honduras, and including many families – began walking towards the US-Mexican border to escape a situation of generalized violence, endemic poverty, and government repression which...

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Stop the Prison! Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it

Stop the Prison! Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it

Solidarity across borders is supporting this event, organized by others. When: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 6pm Where: L’Achoppe (1800 rue Letourneux) What: Construction has almost begun on a new migrant prison in Laval, Quebec. The ground has been remediated and the next step is pouring concrete and laying the foundation. Meanwhile, the federal government is hoping to increase the numbers of deportees by 30% in the coming year and the CAQ is continuing to promote and implement anti-immigrant and Islamophobic policies, stoking the fire of the far-right. Detention is a cornerstone of the state’s border system and stopping...

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Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

Sunday, October 7th at 3pm Emilie-Gamelin Square (Berri-UQAM metro) meet up point for the contingent: corner of Berri and de Maisonneuve (look for the anti-deportation banners) Share the facebook event for the end to deportations bloc: www.facebook.com/events/242805143069639/ Deportations are a form of institutional racism, manifested in the violent and coercive practices of the state against predominantly racialised migrants who have been forced to leave their homes because of wars and military violence, poverty, political oppression, extractivism, climate change, etc. – conditions that are the direct result of instability created by neo-colonial foreign policies in the economic interest of Canadian...

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Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Refugees Welcome Caravan Wraps Up 3 Days of Outreach in Border Region from Coaticook to Huntingdon 29 June to 1 July 2018 Canada Day Action Signs bearing the words “CROSSING HERE due to (un)Safe Third Country Agreement. Still on unceded indigenous lands” were placed at five different sites along the Canada-US border early morning on Canada Day. Photos: https://bit.ly/2tZJR2I There are multiple sites similar to Roxham Road every few kilometers along Quebec’s border with the United States. In addition to sending a message of support to refugees and migrants who are crossing irregularly from the United States, this action...

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(29 June to 1 July) Refugees Welcome Border Caravan

(29 June to 1 July) Refugees Welcome Border Caravan

REGISTER BEFORE 25 JUNE: https://bit.ly/2IbsroL. No fences, No walls, no borders 29 June to 1 July 2018, Quebec/US border Solidarity Across Borders is organizing a Refugees Welcome Border Caravan which will travel along the Quebec-US border. This festive, colourful, family-friendly caravan will stop at many small towns along the border to bring a message of solidarity with people crossing the border from the US and to oppose racist calls to close Quebec’s borders. Because many people who have recently crossed will see their refugee claims refused, the aim is also to help build broad public support for an end...

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