(January 11) Carceral Feminism / Ten Months In An Immigration Jail (Month Against Prisons)

LavalDetentionNo One Is Illegal/Solidarity Across Borders Panel Presentation and Community Discussion
part of the Month Against Prisons

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5-7pm
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
(métro Guy-Concordia)

As part of the Month Against Prisons, members of No One Is Illegal-Montreal and Solidarity Across Borders will present on issues linked to criminalization, detention, incarceration and prisons.

Presentations include:
– Carceral Feminism: The Failure of Sex Work Prohibition
– Ten Months In An Immigration Jail

About the presentations and presenters:

Robyn Maynard will be presenting on Carceral Feminism: The Failure of Sex Work Prohibition. Robyn is a writer, activist, outreach worker, and musician based in Montreal. She has previously worked at youth organization Head & Hands helping run a needle-exchange program, working with group home youth, and doing harm-reduction education surrounding safe(r) sex and substance use for youth and drug users. She is currently employed at Stella, a sex workers’ rights organization in Montreal, doing street-based outreach, and coordinating Stella Deboutte, a research project on the effects of criminalization on sex workers lives. She co-hosts CKUT’s No One Is Illegal Radio and plays a supportive role in anti-police brutality organizing and migrant justice movements.

Arash Aslani will be presenting on his experiences as a refugee and a detainee. Arash, a political refugee to Canada from Iran, spent 10 months as a detainee inside the Laval Immigration Detention Center, just north of Montreal. He will share his first-hand experiences as a detainee, as well as expose the reality of immigrant detainees in Montreal. At any one time, there can be upwards of 100 detainees at the Laval Immigration Detention Center. Arash is a member of Solidarity Across Borders.

free – welcome to all
childcare on-site
accessible to wheelchairs
presentations in English (with whisper translation to French)
snacks and drinks
please get in touch about any accessibility needs