City is Sweatshop

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 18:00 to Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 19:20

19 - 22 FEBRUARY 2009

For people without full immigration status, Toronto is a not a welcoming city. It is the centre of Canadian business and home to it war machine. It's a city where undocumented people live and work under brutally exploitative conditions. It's a city where non-status people are forced out of schools and hospitals, unable to access housing and terrorized by border guards. For those without status, Toronto is a sweatshop.

We refuse to stay silent! Join with grassroots community organizers from across North America as we dismantle the sweatshop city and build a community that is safe for all!Featuring:
Leila Shah, Audre Lorde Project, New York;
Beatriz Herrera, People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), San Francisco;
Doreen Silversmith, Six Nations;
Harsha Walia, Vancouver based organizer and writer;
Domestic Workers United, New York;
Shyam Selvadurai, Author of Funny Boy...
and many more. Visit website for full list

Thursday February 19, 2009

Lib 72, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto

Forum for service providers and social work students focused on sharing strategies and best practices for increasing access to essential services for residents without full immigration status.

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

LGBTT2IQQ* migrants fight against poverty and racism while struggling against violence and discrimination based on sexuality. This event brings queer communities together in evening of multi-media performances and speakers to challenge homophobia and to strengthen queer and migrant

Friday February 20, 2009

Steelworkers Hall 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

Hear non-status people and grassroots community organisers from across North America speaking about the underbelly of the economy of cities like Toronto laying bare the sweatshop like conditions many migrants face.

Saturday February 21, 2009

Lib 72, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto

A powerhouse panel by the leading actors and thinkers struggling against the ongoing occupation of this land and the ongoing displacement of people the world over forging links between struggles of indigenous peoples and


Building a Sanctuary City
Lib 72, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto

3 simultaneous Forum/Workshops for community, labor and student activists to strategize the wayforward. Student Unions, Organized Labor and Grassroots Organizers specially invited.

Various Locations Toronto , ON
43° 40' 12.8388" N, 79° 23' 12.318" W
Ontario CA
Various times

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