I just wanted to introduce you all to the folks who are helping to facilitate the June 25-27, 2010 protests in Toronto against the G20 Summit.
But first quickly to remind everyone:
1: Breakdown of the Summits
G8: Huntsville, Ontario on June 25-26
G20: Toronto, Ontario on 26-27
2: Reminder that Queen's Park North has been designated as the new G20 "approved" protest location. This replaced Trinity Bellwoods Park as the "official" protest location; the Ontario Federation of Labour has nixed plans to meet at the Bellwood location.
So now...let me introduce everyone to the activists who are going to be facilitating the show between June 25-27, 2010.
The Toronto Community Mobilization Network (I sometimes just refer to them as the Network) is a, "is a collection of Toronto-based organizers and allies, that will use the fleeting moment of the G8/G20 meetings in Toronto in June 2010 in Ontario to come together and share the work that we do every other day of the year. We will build the momentum for a movement for Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Environmental and Climate Justice, Migrant Justice and an End to War and Occupation, Income Equity and Community Control over Resources, Gender Justice and Queer and disAbility rights."
The Network cordially invites you to Toronto on June 25, 2010 to get involved in the mass mobilization against the G8/G20 Summits in Ontario; particularity the G20 Summit in Toronto. There are numerous ways to Get Involved, whether you can attend the protests or not, whether you have American or Canadian or Six Nation "citizenship" (hate the word/concept).
The Toronto Community Mobilization Network also invites everyone to attend its press conference this Thursday...
Here are the details:
When: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: 10am - 11am
Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Come to the first Toronto Community Mobilization Network press conference
and hear about the issues - reasons why people are mobilizing against the
G8/G20. Hear from community organizers, activists and groups organizing
events during the days of action. Make a Toronto Community Mobilization
Network t-shirt for yourself! Help us make t-shirts for the network to
help in fundraising efforts!!!
Join us to hear speakers on:
Indigenous Sovereignty - Defenders of the Land
Income Equity - Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Disability Rights - Damn 2025
Gender Justice Coalition
Environmental and Climate Justice
Migrant Justice - No One Is Illegal
Anti-war - Canadian Arab Federation
Spread the word!!
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