Activism

Press Conference calls attention to problems with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada

Press Conference calls attention to problems with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada When: Sunday, July 23th at 14:00 pm Where: Main entrance of the Oratoire Saint-Joseph, 3800, Queen Mary Road (metro Côte-des-Neiges), Montréal (Québec). Who: Viviana Medina, organizer with the Immigrant Worker Centre of Montreal, Noé Arteaga, ex-temporary foreign worker and member of […]


Mexicans United for Regularization Denounces Canadian Policies on World Refugee Day

On its 150th Anniversary, Canada is Complicit with Violence against Women and the Violation of Human Rights in Mexico  © Marc Bergeron.  All rights reserved. MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On its 150th Anniversary, Canada is Complicit with Violence against Women and the Violations of Human Rights in Mexico  June 20, 2017 – The Canadian Museum […]


Migrants, refugees and allies stage festive demonstration against deportations, for open borders and for a solidarity city

Press Release MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND ALLIES STAGE FESTIVE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST DEPORTATIONS, FOR OPEN BORDERS AND A SOLIDARITY CITY PRESS CONFERENCE: Sunday, June 18 2017 at 1:30 pm, Room 592 – 6767 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges DEMONSTRATION AND MARCH: Sunday, June 18, 2:00 pm, departure from Nelson Mandela Park (rue Victoria between Barclay and Bouchette) Montreal, Sunday, […]


Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza- she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government

MEDIA ADVISORY Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza, she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government.   Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made very public pronouncements about diversity being Canada’s “strength” and the fundamental humanity of all Canadians despite origin or religious background. Yet, Canadian citizens Bissan and her baby Sarah, remain […]


Announce Daring to Dream of Justice, a five-stop Quebec

Pour la version française, cliquez ici. May 30, 2017, Montreal – Only months after a dozen migrant workers from Guatemala were arrested by immigration officers in a job placement agency in Victoriaville, the Temporary Foreign Workers Association (TFWA) and Cinema Politica announce Daring to Dream of Justice, a five-stop Quebec tour of acclaimed filmmaker Min Sook Lee’s documentary MIGRANT DREAMS. MIGRANT DREAMS is a […]


Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams

May 30, 2017   MEDIA ADVISORY Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams Migrant workers to present their perspective on jobs with justice in Quebec.     What: Press conference with representatives of the Immigrant Workers Centre and Cinema Politica.  Migrant worker Juan Godoy Enríquez and lawyer Susan Ramirez, representing the group of workers […]


Guinean Community demand an end to deportations to Guinea

The Committee Guineans in Support of Status for All calls on the government to stop all deportations to Guinea   Media callout for press conference: When: Tuesday May 23 at 10am Where: the Immigrant Workers Center 4755 Van Horne, bureau 110 Montréal, QC, H3W 1H8 Since last December, the requests for asylum made by numerous […]


Hopes are fading for undocumented children wanting to go to school this fall : rally and press point Sunday May 21st

Press release Hopes are fading for undocumented children wanting to go to school this fall : rally and press point Sunday May 21st Montreal, Sunday, May 21st 2017 : A month before the end of the parliamentary session, hope is fading for a legislative change that would allow children with precarious immigration status to go […]


MONTREAL PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKERS, MIGRANT WORKERS AND ACTIVISTS

MIGRANT DREAMS MONTREAL PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKERS, MIGRANT WORKERS AND ACTIVISTS Min Sook Lee / Canada / 2016 / 88′ / English, Indonesian, Spanish, s.t. English WHAT: Montreal premiere of MIGRANT DREAMS, followed by Q&A with director Min Sook Lee, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson, migrant workers and activists. WHERE: Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Concordia University WHEN: Monday, October 17, 7PM COST: Suggested […]


The use of excessive force, the kick on the back of my head, the attempt to break my right thumb, when I did not resist, all of that is not human and humanly acceptable

“RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR BLACK LIFE & SAFETY” – BLIND, BLACK MAN VIOLENTLY ARRESTED IN NELSON MANDELA PARK AND CHARGED  Montreal, June 29, 2016 -­‐ CRARR is calling for a full and broad inquiry into the violent police arrest of a blind Black man in Nelson Mandela Park last month, and the reasons leading to him being fined […]