Join us on March 17, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, in Virgil (NOTL) at 2pm to celebrate the power of our communities, and say no to racism and xenophobia. This event is part of the #UniteAgainstRacism actions that people across the country are organizing.
* Please bring a pair of shoes that represents im/migrants & refugees crossing borders, working in the fields, shops & homes, living in fear, facing exploitation and police violence. These shoes could represent your own experience or someone that you know who has had to overcome many struggles in working or migrating. The shoes will contribute towards an action that will take place during the Toronto rally on March 21: https://actionnetwork.org/events/toronto-rally-uniteagainstracism-2
Please RSVP & join the list: https://actionnetwork.org/events/niagara-uniteagainstracism
For event in other cities, visit www.migrantrights.ca
Migrants and refugees are being forced out from their homes in unprecedented numbers globally. Here in Canada, anti-immigrant protests and racially motivated attacks are on the rise. Meanwhile, right wing politicians who use anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric are getting rewarded with thousands of votes. If we simply stand still, there is a real danger for further rise in populist racisms in the lead up to the federal election in October.
Now, more than ever, we must bring together people across the country from all walks of life around an anti-racist, migrant justice vision. Let us #UniteAgainstRacism and demand #MigrantJusticeNow!
On March 17th, Niagara community members will #UniteAgainstRacism to insist on:
STATUS FOR ALL, STATUS NOW: Permanent resident status and family unity for all migrants and refugees here, and landed status on arrival for those that arrive in the future. Replace Caregiver “pilot project” with a Federal Care Workers Program that provides landed status upon entry for Care Workers and their families. No deportations!
DECENT WORK & FAIR WAGES: $15 minimum wage! Full labour rights! No closed permits
ACCESS FOR ALL: Universal access to public services including healthcare, education, income security, settlement services, pensions, and more.
JUST SOCIETY: Indigenous self-determination, gender justice, and an end to racism, particularly anti-Black racisms
NO DISPLACEMENT: An end to practices of displacement and persecution that force us to move including climate change, wars, and economic exploitation.
See you there!