NO TO MAXIMUS: OCAP Action in Solidarity with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) UK

Office of Maximus Canada
56 Aberfoyle Crescent, at Islington Subway Station
Monday, March 2, 11.00 AM
If you need TTC tokens, meet at Bloor/Yonge Subway at 10.00 AM
(or they can be provided there)

10th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls


Before going over to College & Bay, meet up with us outside the OCAP office (in St Luke's church) at the corner of Carlton & Sherbourne for hot chocolate at 12:00 noon, we'll go over together!

Strawberry Ceremony with Elder Wanda Whitebird begins at 12:30 at Police Headquarters, 40 College Street at Bay, Toronto

Community Feast at the central YMCA on Grosvenor Street - following the ceremony. Food provided by Na Me Res Native Men's Residence.

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Please leave your agency and organization banners at home and instead make signs in honour of women, girls, Trans and Two Spirit people who have died violent and premature deaths.

Singers, song keepers and drummers please bring your drums for the ceremony. Drummers from the organizing committee, with the direction of Wanda will be leading songs. Jingle dress dancers are also called to join on the march. Please contact us if you can participate so protocols can be observed.

We recognize that February is out of season for a ceremony involving strawberries, but the violence we are experiencing is also a disruption in our traditional ways of life.

*Updated* River Run 2014: Walk with Grassy Narrows for clean water and Indigenous rights

River Run 2014: Walk with Grassy Narrows for clean water and Indigenous rights

Water is sacred. Defend indigenous sovereignty.
DONATE to help the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group travel to Toronto for the River Run.

TORONTO EVENTS:

9th Annual Strawberry Ceremony in Honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Strawberry Ceremony with Wanda Whitebird begins at
12:30pm
Police Headquarters
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.

May 1st: No One Is Illegal

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.

Visit the No One Is Illegal site