For many newcomers to Canada, political engagement is not an immediate priority. Immigration poses challenges, learning a new language, navigating a new community, seeking employment, finding housing, and so much more. It can be completely overwhelming for those newly arrived. But according to Adriana Salazar, a Toronto-based project co-ordinator at Toronto's Mennonite New Life Centre, civic participation is crucial for newcomers who seek to make a life for themselves within Canadian society.
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. Toronto
When: Friday October 25th, 7-9PM
Maria Luisa Regalado, Coordinator, CODEMUH (Honduran Women's Collective))
Bob Lovelace, Professor and former Chief of the Ardock Algonquin First Nations
Elio Ramirez, Honduran-Canadian and student of Latin American Studies
FREE EVENT, APPETIZERS AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
Sponsored by: Common Frontiers, CUPE - National, Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN), PSAC Social Justice Fund, Rights Action, The Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network