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Solidarity City Theme Room (Sunday, May 28)

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Solidarity City Theme Room
at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
on Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11am-5pm
Room #125, CÉDA, 2515 rue Delisle

info: www.anarchistbookfair.caFree. Welcome to all.
Accessible to people using wheelchairs.
Childcare and Kids activities on-site.
Whisper Translation (English, French, Spanish)

11am: Building A Solidarity City Together! (Mylène & Jaggi)
1pm: No Wall They Can Build: Confronting the US-Mexico Border Wall (Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa)
3pm: Trouble #3: Refugees Welcome (sub.Media)

[detailed descriptions below]

Organized by the Solidarity City Committee of Solidarity Across Borders.

11am-1pm: Building A Solidarity/Sanctuary City Together! Workshop & Discussion (FR)
Room #125, CÉDA, 2515 rue Delisle

Learn more about migrant justice organizing in Montreal, and the campaign to build a Solidarity City.This presentation and workshop, open to all, is intended to provide context and background to the Solidarity City campaign of Solidarity Across Borders, and to encourage the participation of more organizations, groups and individuals. A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same realities. We are opposing fear, isolation, precarity and division. We strike back withsolidarity, mutual aid, support work and direct action.

Presented by Mylène & Jaggi, members of the Solidarity City Committee of Solidarity Across Borders.

1pm-3pm: No Wall They Can Build: Confronting the US-Mexico Border Wall (EN)
Room #125, CÉDA, 2515 rue Delisle

No Wall They Can Build, an upcoming book, scrutinizes the borders that control movement around North America. Drawing on nearly a decade of solidaritywork in the desert between Mexico and Arizona, the authors uncover the real goals and costs of US border policy, who benefits from it, and what it will take to change it.

This workshop and discussion will be facilitated by Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa. Raul was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and grew up in Richmond, California. He has organized around educational justice, youth power, LGBTQ justice, mass incarceration and migrant rights issues. After graduating from the Ethnic Studies Department at San Francisco State University in 2006, Raúl moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he worked as an organizer with immigrant families, day labor workers and LGBTQ asylum-seekers in detention. He currently resides in Houston, Texas organizing to build power among people directly targeted by the police state and working towards “a world where many worlds fit.”

3pm-5pm: Documentary: Refugees Welcome! (Trouble #3 by sub.Media) (EN)
Room #125, CÉDA, 2515 rue Delisle

The Solidarity City Theme Room at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will launch the documentary film “Refugees Welcome” by sub.Media. This edition focusses on three battlegrounds of migration: the Mexico-US Border, the US-Canada Border, and Fortress Europe. The documentary brings you the voices of migrants and supporters: from the US, we speak with activists from No More Deaths; in Canada we speak with activists from Solidarity Across Borders and a Palestinian refugee; in Europe, we hear from anarchists who open up squats for migrants in the Netherlands and Greece, and refugees from Iran and Sierre Leone. Film to be followed by collective discussion.

Trouble is a brand-new monthly show offering an in-depth anarchist analysis of current struggles, tactics and movement dynamics. Trouble broadcasts first-hand accounts and perspectives from organizers on the ground, with the aim of cutting through the fog of misinformation that often clouds our understanding of the world, and provoking people into taking bold, collective action. Presented by sub.Media.

Background Information:
- Community Alert: Montreal is NOT a Sanctuary City: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/community-alert-montreal-is-not-a-sanctuary-city
- Solidarity City Declaration: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city/solidarity-city-declaration
- Solidarity City Declaration Demands: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city
- Education Without Borders Collective: http://collectifeducation.org/
- Public Statement: No Border Agents in our Hospitals and Clinics / Heath Care For All! (2013): http://bit.ly/NoCBSAinHospitals
- Past Support Work Campaigns: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/past-campaigns

The Solidarity City Theme Room is organized by the Solidarity City Committee of Solidarity Acros Borders.

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