The Black Lives Matter Freedom School continues to inspire change

On Saturday, July 30, from 12p.m. to 4p.m. the students of BLMTO Freedom School are going to be protesting in front of the U.S Embassy at 360 University Ave in Toronto, Canada.   

They are demanding

  • No more political prisoners! 
  • No more prisoners! 
  • Support hunger strikes by incarcerated people across Ontario! 
  • Overturn all charges against BLM Pasadena Freedom Fighter Jasmine Abdullah!

ASL Interpreting available and children's programming includes writing letters to incarcerated people in the community

If you can't make it, you can still call for an end to immigration detention by contacting Ralph Goodale and ensuring the end of immigration detention here.  

Jasmine Abdullah was convicted but she can be pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown of California.  

Sign the petition here


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