TODAY! Hip Hop For Migrant Justice Bloc Party & Demonstration (2:15pm, Parc Extension)

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release
(Montreal — April 29, 2017) Local media is invited to attend the Bloc Party for Migrant Justice to take place this afternoon in Parc Extension. More details about this unique event is available below. Artists, community members and protesters will together be marching and holding a bloc party in support of migrants, and against borders.

Time: Media is asked to arrive at 2:15pm. Event to take place until 5pm.
Location: Rendez-vous at 7000 Avenue du Parc. Protesters will march along Jean-Talon.
Media Contact:
tél: 438-823-7243

Source:
Solidarity Across Borders

INFO:

BLOC PARTY FOR MIGRANT JUSTICE!
art + resistance , music, social justice, brass band and more!

Saturday, April 29, 2pm
Café Artère, 7000 Avenue du Parc (métro Parc)

Welcome to all! Free.
Childcare available on-site – please note that some performances will have explicit lyrics.

Please get in touch about accessibilty needs for this event. Café Artère is wheelchair accessible by an outside ramp, however the bathrooms are not accessible.

The Bloc Party for Migrant Justice combines Hip Hop, activism, im/migrant experiences, and diverse communities in creating an inclusive, intergenerational event to celebrate stories of struggle and victories with the neighborhood of Parc Extension.

The brass and percussion of Urban Science Brass Band (part of the Urban Science family) will be there getting the crowd hyped, and several rappers will be there dropping bars for migrant justice. The bill for the show includes Montreal’s finest emcees (see artist links in French section) representing their communities including Meryem Saci (Nomadic Massive) and Stel La who'll be hosting the show, Taigenz, Hua Li 化力, Milla Thyme, Charles Henderson AKA Chuck (MAN.TRA), Sueños y Raíces (montreal-based latino hip hop composed of Alquimia Verbal, Jazor, Pablo Diablo, DJ Oonga, Gioco Wicho and Josh), Nazim Elnur, Dan Parker Montreal, Shemar Gordon, Marcelle Partouche Gutierrez, A Few Things to Process, and members of the Artists Bloc of the Immigrant Workers Centre.

We will be bringing together the creative forces animating our city to stand in solidarity with im/migrant and marginalized communities in the fight for justice and equity.

Artists will be contributing further performances and visual arts interventions throughout the event, including Jayson Patrimonio Palolan and invited artists who will create live pieces throughout the show. Como Loquers will play their Rumba Migrante and Kiwi Illafonte will sing some of his tunes.

Presented by the Artists Bloc (Le bloc d'artistes du CTI) of the Immigrant Workers' Center (Iwc-Cti), The Rap Battles for Social Justice and Solidarity Across Borders

Co-produced by Concordia Hip Hop Community, Concordia Student Union | CSU | csu.qc.ca, Climate Justice Montreal – Justice Climatique Montréal, with the financial support of the Concordia University Student Life Council.

Info: concordiahiphopcommunity@gmail.com / solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
http://artistsbloc.ca/
http://iwc-cti.org/
www.solidarityacrossborders.org

Free Admission
Family / Kid Friendly