Une invitation aux alliéEs d’Ahuntsic, Côte-des-neiges, Mile End, Parc-Extension, Petite-Bourgogne, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, St-Henri, St-Michel, Verdun, Villeray (et d’autres quartiers aussi !)

February 27, 2013

This year, the annual Status For All march will take place on May 18. More details here: http://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/francais-preparez-vos-calendriers-18-mai-marche-un-statut-pour-tous-toutes
If you can help with the organization of one of the contingents, please get in touch (solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com). We are hoping for four contingents:

* Southwest (from Petite-Bourgogne, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri and Verdun): An organizing meeting is planned for this SATURDAY, MARCH 2 at 10:30am at the Centre Lorne (2390 rue de Ryde). More details below.

* Northwest (from Côte-des-neiges). No meeting is yet planned, but if you can help with a contingent from Côte-des-neiges, please e-mail solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com

* Northeast (from Villeray-Parc-Extension, and including St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End): An organizing meeting is planned for this SATURDAY, MARCH 2 at 1pm at Café L’Artère (7000, avenue du Parc). More details below.

* East (from Hochelaga): There is not yet an organized Hochelaga contingent. If you would like to help organize one, get in touch with us

info: www.solidarityacrossborders.org438-933-7654solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
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South-West in Solidarity against Borders
This is an invitation to activists and organizations based in Little Burgundy, Point St. Charles, St. Henri and Verdun to come to a meeting to launch a South-West mobilization for this year’s Status for All march, organized by Dignidad Migrante, the Immigrant Workers Centre, Mexicans United for Regularization, No One Is Illegal Montreal, Solidarity Across Borders, as well as individuals.
Saturday, 2 March, 10:30am
Centre Lorne, 2390 Ryde St, 2nd floor (Charlevoix metro)
wheel-chair accessible
coffee and muffins!
This year, the annual Status for All march will take place on Saturday, 18 May. People will march from four starting points – South-west, Hochelaga, Parc Ex/Villeray, and Côte des Neiges – to converge on downtown.
As usual, we will demand status for all in Canada, an end to deportations, an end to detentions and a Solidarity City. This year, in the context of the Idle No More movement, we will put a particular emphasis on our anti-colonialial analysis.
The context of the march is of course particularly charged this year: with borders closing to refugees through mechanisms like C-31 and its ‘safe country’ list; increasing numbers of people forced to live without papers; an average of 15,000 people deported annually, and at least 9000 detained every year; cuts to refugee health care; reports of people deported from Canada being killed or imprisoned; planned use of exploitable temporary migrant labour in Plan Nord …
At this meeting, we will present the Status for All march, form a south-west mobilizing committee, and decide on a starting point and potential march route.
**If you can’t make it, but want to be involved, please let us know and we’ll keep you in the loop!
Bill, Leah, and Mary
South-West Start-up Crew
Status for All!

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Help organize the Status For All Contingent from Villeray-Parc-Extension

A callout to supporters and community organizers in the neighborhoods around Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End, etc

Organizing Meeting: SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1-3pm, Café Artère (7000 Avenue du Parc)

As part of this year’s Status for All immigrant rights demonstration (May 18, 2013), there will be several contingents starting in various neighborhood of Montreal, that will march downtown to converge together at Philips Square. The initial callout for the demo is linked here: http://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/francais-preparez-vos-calendriers-18-mai-marche-un-statut-pour-tous-toutes

We are organizing a meeting for everyone interested in helping to mobilize and organize for the contingent that will be starting in Villeray-Parc-Extension. While the contingent is starting Villeray-Parc X, we call on everyone living in those neighborhoods as well as nearby areas to get involved with organizing the contingent (St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End, etc).

Our first organizing meeting together will be SATURDAY, MARCH 2 from 1-3pm at Café Artère at 7000 Avenue du Parc.

Our tentative agenda is: i) introductions/information about the Status For All Campaign; ii) determining the route of our contingent (eg: metro Jarry to metro Parc to metro Rosemont to eventually march downtown); iii) mobilization and outreach in our neighborhoods; iv) logistics; v) upcoming meetings.

The meeting will be in French, with whisper translation towards English and Spanish. There will also be free childcare on-site. Café Artère’s main space is accessible to wheelchairs, with a ramp outside, but the washrooms are not fully wheelchair accessible.

The basis of unity for this meeting are the main demands of the Status for All demonstration: i) an end to deportations and detentions; ii) for an ongoing regularization program for all non-status migrants, meaning Status For All; iii) opposition to the double punishment of migrants; iv) for creating and building a Solidarity City in Montreal. We want to create a group of active neighborhood residents and activists who will mobilize together in the coming weeks.

If you’re attending the meeting, please confirm you’re coming at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com (please let us know 24 hours in advance if you need childcare)

If you can’t attend, but still want to get involved, also e-mail us at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com

Please share this invitation with friends and allies based in Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End and other nearby neighborhoods.

For more info, visit: www.solidarityacrossborders.org

For local organizations, consider endorsing the Solidarity City Declaration: http://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/francais-declaration-pour-une-cite-sans-frontieres

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