Title: MAY DAY DINNER & MIGRANT JUSTICE EVENT
Location: 20 Shelldale Crescent (At the Shelldale center in the gym)
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Description: Join Us! As we host Our annual May Day Potluck Dinner in Guelph, Ontario. This year’s focus will be on the heightened climate of immigration detention and deportation of racialized individuals throughout Turtle Island. Please bring a food item and any dishes, cups and cutlery you have (although these things will also be provided).
– MARTIN SISAY – Former immigration detainee held in Lindsay ON
– JOSE FIGUEROA – A Canadian-Salvadorean currently fighting a deportation order in Langly, BC.
– A spoken word performance by JANICE LEE.
*Note: Jose will be speaking in via skype.
*Space is Wheel Chair Accessible*
*There will be a child activity space in the room*
– Please email [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns or requirements.
Following the talk, there will be time to make posters and placards for the May Day rally which is taking place in Toronto on May 1st at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in going to the May Day rally as a part of the Fuerza/Puwersa contingent, please email [email protected] for more info. Facebook info for May Day Rally: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420702668180663/
In addition, Guelph ABC will be hosting Letter Writing to Prisoners. Learn about political prisoners currently locked up in our region & internationally. Letter writing supplies, names and addresses, and information will be available.
May Day is an annual event celebrated on May 1st. It’s a day devoted to workers’ rights, and the honouring of those participating in the struggles of working-class people throughout the world. May Day is also known as International Workers Day and is celebrated around the world; in some countries as an official holiday. May Day first became an official holiday in the 1880s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day in which many people died struggling against the injustices of capitalism. On May Day in 2014 we realize that these struggles for freedom, autonomy, and dignity is far from over.
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm