Status for All

STATUS FOR ALL: Call for Event Proposals (deadline April 22)

STATUS FOR ALL: Call for Event Proposals (deadline April 22)

Planning for two weeks of events between June 2-15, 2014 Members of Mexicans United for Regularization (MUR), No One Is Illegal and Solidarity Across Borders, with the support of Dignidad Migrante and the Immigrant Workers Center, have begun organizing for this year’s STATUS FOR ALL mobilization for migrant justice. A report-back from last year’s mobilization can be viewed here. This year, we’re planning two weeks of activities and events, from June 2-15, with Saturday, June 7 reserved for a family-friendly migrant justice march in Montreal. We are calling on allied organizations and affinity groups to organize activities, including civil...

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Communiqué: Montrealers Tear Down Immigration Detention Centre Fence

Communiqué: Montrealers Tear Down Immigration Detention Centre Fence

Montreal, 12 August 2013 — Montrealers tore down part of the fence surrounding the Laval Immigration Detention Centre yesterday in an act of spontaneous collective rage. Earlier that day, about a hundred people gathered in the shadow of the wall to stand in solidarity with those who have been detained and deported. Silhouettes depicting loved ones from whom we’ve been separated and bright banners were fixed to the fence. Messages of solidarity in Arabic, Hungarian, Spanish, Urdu, English, and French were read aloud, while remnants of clothing were strung along the length of the wall, symbolizing the violence experienced...

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(August 11) No Borders, No Prisons! Status for All! Rally & Picnic at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre

(August 11) No Borders, No Prisons! Status for All! Rally & Picnic at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre

No Borders, No Prisons! Status for All! Rally and picnic at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre Sunday August 11th, 2013 BUS: Parc Metro at 11:15am (limited seating so come on time! BIKE: Henri Bourassa Metro at 12:00pm OR meet us at the Laval Detention Centre between 1pm and 4pm Bring your kids! Bring food to share at the picnic! Suggested donation for bus $5 to $10 (but no one turned away!) Join us on Sunday August 11th for a family-friendly rally and picnic in front of the Laval Immigration Holding Centre to denounce the unjust and racist detention of...

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Report-back: Status For All Demonstration (Updates, Links, Photos, Videos, Articles)

Report-back: Status For All Demonstration (Updates, Links, Photos, Videos, Articles)

REPORT-BACK: STATUS FOR ALL DEMONSTRATION (MONTREAL) (Updates, Links, Photos, Videos, Articles) —– -> Status For All Photo Compilation —— May 22, 2013 — Hundreds of festive and determined demonstrators converged onto downtown this past Saturday (May 18) from four different working class areas of Montreal as part of the annual STATUS FOR ALL demonstration.

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Statement of Support for Indigenous Struggles and Sovereignty

Statement of Support for Indigenous Struggles and Sovereignty

(Today, March 25, 2013 the Status For All Coalition is organizing a delegation to Ottawa to show our support for Indigenous youth who have walked more than 1000 km since early January from Whapmagoostui First Nation on James Bay. Starting in the context of Idle No More, the youth aim to help awake and unite First Nations across Turtle Island. The youth-led walk, which has grown from seven to over 150 youth in the journey south through Cree and Algonquin lands, has already been a tremendous source of inspiration and a powerful assertion of indigenous presence, strength and unity...

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WHY WE ARE MARCHING (MAY 18, 2013)

WHY WE ARE MARCHING (MAY 18, 2013)

WHY WE ARE MARCHING MAY 18, 2013 This is a demonstration in support of the struggles of migrants living in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. We are demanding STATUS FOR ALL, meaning all people living without citizenship or permanent residency can stay with full rights and dignity. We oppose deportations and detentions as well as the double punishment of migrants with criminal records. There are tens of thousands of people who live without status in Montreal, and up to 1 million in all of Canada. In the past years, tens of thousands of people have been deported by the Canadian state. This past Thursday...

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SATURDAY: STATUS FOR ALL! Demonstration

SATURDAY: STATUS FOR ALL! Demonstration

(Flyer: WHY WE ARE MARCHING) (Updates DURING THE STATUS FOR ALL MARCH) STATUS FOR ALL! March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees In solidarity with Indigenous struggles for self-determination SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 1pm: Join ONE of FOUR Contingents: * SOUTH-WEST (Little Burgundy, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri and Verdun) 1pm at métro de l’Église (corner Galt & Wellington) * NORTH-WEST (Côte-des-Neiges, Ville St-Laurent, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) 1pm at Parc Kent (corner Cote-des-Neiges & Kent) * NORTH-EAST (Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End) 1pm at métro Jarry; 2pm at métro Parc; 3pm at métro Rosemont * EAST (Centre-Sud, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) 1pm...

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Souper et projection du 5 mai dans Hochelag !

Une invitation du contingent Hochelag/Centre-Sud de la marche Un statut pour tous et toutes : Dimanche 5 mai à 18h aura lieu un souper/projection à l’espace maintenant surnommé “La Déferle”  au 1407 rue Valois dans Hochelaga.  En lien avec la manifestation du 18 mai “Un Statut pour tous et toutes”, cette activité est organisée par le contingent Hochelaga/Centresud de Solidarité sans Frontières.  Il y aura de la bouffe (ça s’enligne pour des falafels), une projection/discussion en compagnie du réalisateur du film Estatus. http://www.rvcq.com/festival-31e/programmation/films/1110/estatus.  C’est un documentaire qui retrace le parcours migratoire  du réalisateur ainsi que d’autres individus vivant à...

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P-6, and the Status For All March: The rights and risks of marching

P-6, and the Status For All March: The rights and risks of marching. View this document HERE.

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(May 3) Status for All! Community Dinner in the South-West

(May 3) Status for All! Community Dinner in the South-West

“Status for All!” Community Dinner in the South-West  in collaboration with CEDA Friday, May 3, 2013 at Café Mozaik, CÉDA (2515, rue Delisle), métro Lionel-Groulx Dinner starts at 6:30pm Food, entertainment, speakers and more! FREE. Childcare and kids activities on site. Bring your family! Welcome to all! The Status For All Coalition is a Montreal-area migrant justice network resisting deportations, detentions, and double punishment, while demanding “Status For All,” and an end to the systemic discrimination against those who migrate. We work to build a Solidarity City where all residents of Montreal can live in justice and dignity whatever their immigration status. We also actively...

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(April 27) Workshop-Discussion and Banner Making: For a Solidarity City (Café Artère)

(April 27) Workshop-Discussion and Banner Making: For a Solidarity City (Café Artère)

The Northeast contingent of the “Status for All” March (regrouping Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie and the Mile End) invites you to a Workshop-Discussion, on Saturday April 27th. Two members of Solidarity Across Borders will present and exchange on the topic of migrants justice struggles. Date: April 27th, 2013 
Time: 2:30pm to 4pm 
 Location: Café l’Artère, 7000 Parc avenue, Parc metro station   (preceded by a Solidarity Across Borders General Assembly: Let’s Build Together for a Solidarity City! (11am) info: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/francais-27-avril-assemblee-generale-de-solidarite-sans-frontieres-faisons-de-montreal-une-cite-sans-frontieres) Themes related to the struggles of migrant persons will be discussed, such as the unjust immigration and refugee system, detentions and...

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(Friday) “April Showers Bring Down Borders!” A Status For All Fundraiser

(Friday) “April Showers Bring Down Borders!” A Status For All Fundraiser

APRIL SHOWERS BRING DOWN BORDERS!… or at least, we can hope.  A Status for All Fundraiser Friday, April 26 Come early! Doors at 6:30pm. Music from 7pm. Location: 185 Van Horne, near Parc (unfortunately, not accessible to wheelchairs) COME EARLY! MUSIC AT SEVEN! FEATURING MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY: * Shaina, or Star Renata, engages in middle-to-low-brow political song-writing with her piano. She will be singing with an almost-tuned piano about buttercups, butter boots, white men, blinkless britannicas, and southern plums. * dirtyboots www.soundcloud.com/dirtybootsmontreal lush melodic vocals with dirty analog synth and dark minimal beats, the solo music project of robyn maynard....

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