Harper Dégage! Beat Back the Tory Attack! June 10th march to oppose the Conservative Party National Convention:
Take Back The CapitalHundreds march in Ottawa to oppose the Conservative Party national convention and Prime Minister Harper's keynote speech, his first major address since gaining a majority government. The call to rally was to "make clear to the Conservative Party that we will not sit idly by while they attack our communities."
Yesterday, for perhaps one of the few times in his life, 25-year-old Alvaro Orozco uttered the words "I feel safe."
The young queer artist and community advocate originates from Nicaragua, a country which he fled at the age of 12 fearing for his life.
After almost a month under arrest and almost four years of hiding from the Canadian government, Orozco has just been issued permanent resident status by Citizenship and Immigration Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. It's about time.
This is good news, but this case is worth revisiting because it highlights concerns about the refugee claimant process and its negative impact on the lives of queer people and others.
Accessibility info: Grandview Calvary Baptist Church's kitchen's entrance
is at street level, which gives access to washrooms, kitchen and lower
hall. The women's washroom has a stall that can accommodate a wheelchair.
The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm.
Up against the temp shop: May Day assembly on immigrant rights with Ai-Jen Poo (national co-chair of Domestic Workers’ Alliance)
Come join the people's assembly on immigrant rights, undocumented, temporary and precarious work and the fight for status in Toronto and beyond!