DTE Community Forum – TAVIS in the Neighbourhood
Thursday August 7, 2014
6pm - Community meal
6:30 - 7:30 - Forum
7:30 – 8pm - Social - tea/coffee and desserts
40 Oak St - C.R.C.*
*This space is accessible and has accessible washrooms
Toronto's Downtown East Community is currently being targeted by TAVIS (Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy) from June 18 -September 8. While governments pay to send additional police into the neighbourhood – they refuse to provide the resources for the things that are actually needed.
We need decent and affordable housing, jobs that pay a living wage and incomes for people on welfare and disability that enable them to live in health and dignity.
We need opportunities, training/education and jobs for youth.
We do not need to be traumatized and criminalized by police harassment.
We need an end to targeted policing, an end to racial profiling and an end to police violence.
The people most directly affected by this attack include, people of colour, families and youth, people who use drugs, poor people, sex workers, and homeless people.
We need to come together in solidarity to challenge and defeat this attack. We need to make demands and organize for what our communities really need. We will not be priced, policed or pushed out of our
Come check out OCAP and get involved!
Where: St. Luke’s Church, 353 Sherbourne St.*
When: August 20th, 6-8 pm
*accessible space w/ accessible washroomss.
Snacks, tokens and childcare will be provided.
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is holding a course to offer people some of the knowledge and skills they will need to mobilize in their communities to resist poverty and austerity. Since the last course, OCAP has fought for more shelter beds, a women's drop in, for a raise to social assistance rates, against cuts to ODSP and against gentrification and policing in the downtown East.
4 consecutive Saturdays:
September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
followed by a meal each week.
Childcare and transportation costs will be provided and the location is wheelchair accessible, with accessible washrooms.
Due to a family emergency, the following event has been cancelled, stay tuned for future support...
For the past two years Toronto Police and TCHC have been doing everything in their power to destroy the life of Asli Farah and her six children! This is an attack on ALL African People
*POSTPONED*InPDUM Rally + Press Conference
The City of Toronto wants to destroy the Housing Stabilization Fund (HSF) that enables people on Ontario Works or ODSP to obtain or retain housing. They have systematically restricted access to it and turned applicants away in droves, causing great hardship and increasing homelessness.
Email your thoughts, experiences with the HSF or Community Start-Up to Toronto Emplyment and Social Services firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24th