Strawberry Ceremony with Wanda Whitebird begins at
40 College Street at Bay, Toronto
Community Feast catered by NaMeRes at the 519 Church Street Community Centre; 519 Church Street following the rally.
Please leave your agency banners and organization signs at home and make some in honour of women who have died instead.
Tokens will be available at the rally.
March for Status for All!
1pm, St. Jamestown
Wellesley St. and Ontario St.
5th Annual May Day of Action
In the past 6 years the struggle for justice for immigrants and refugees has grown immensely. Inspired by the individual and collective strength of Mohamed Cherfi, Kimberley Lizano-Sossa, Fahim Kayani, Shamim Akhtar, Isabel Garcia, Wendy Maxwell, and the many others that we have known, and the countless others that have had to fight alone, the Migrant Justice movement has fore fronted struggles of people of color, women, disAbled and queer migrants, particularly those without full status.
Rising out of schools, shelters and apartment blocks from Jane and Finch to Crescent Town, our voices have reached the streets and the hallways of power. From the 2004 No One Is Illegal march from Montreal to Ottawa, to the first Toronto May Day of Action in 2006, to the take over of Yonge and Dundas square on May Day in 2009, we have worked tirelessly to create real meaningful change – stopping deportations, winning access to schools, changing federal immigration policy. We have been on picket lines with labour unions, on barricades in solidarity with Indigenous struggles, supported people’s organizations in streets and in communities.
Now, in 2010, as the Conservative government arrests and deports our friends. As they tear apart our families. As they push us in to unsafe jobs. As they call us “bogus refugees” and “illegals”, and do it with a smile, we say no mas, no more.
Toronto: Forums, art, performances and discussions supporting and celebrating the Indigenous struggle for land and sovereignty on Turtle Island
Full Schedule Follows
Children welcome at all events! Childcare also provided!
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This year, we are encouraging all of our members and supporters to join the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid this weekend.
Can't stop. Won't stop.
March with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Friday: First Ever Trans March - meet us at Bloor and Church at 7pm.
Saturday: Dyke March - (women and trans people welcome) Meet us at 1:45 p.m. at Church and Hayden.
Sunday: Pride Parade - Meet us at the corner of Bloor and Church Streets at 1:30
For all of the events, look for the red and green bandannas at all three events and the Queers Against Apartheid banners at the Dyke March and the Parade.
For more info, click here.
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty offers our full support, solidarity and respect to the actions taken by the community of Akwesasne which have prevented the Canadian Border Services Agency from arming its officers on their land.