Title: Undoing Border Imperialism ~ Reclaiming Citizenship — Panel Discussion
Location: University Centre (UC) 103, U of G campus
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Description: Join us for a panel discussion on migrant justice and learn about some current campaigns that need your support.
Our speakers include:
Harsha Walia– Harsha is a South Asian author and activist who resides in Vancouver, on the lands of the Indigenous Coast Salish people. Over the past decade, Harsha has organized in a number of social justice movements, particularly within anti-racist, feminist, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements. She has recently released the book Undoing Border Imperialism.
Deepan Budlakoti– Deepan is an Ottawa-born construction worker and activist who, in 2010, was stripped of his citizenship by the Canadian government. He is now a stateless person pitted in an incredible battle against the Conservative government over his entitlement to citizenship. The government is attempting to deport him to his parents’ homeland, India, a country where he has never lived and does not have citizenship. See more info about his story here: www. justicefordeepan. org
End Immigration Detention Campaign– Since September 16, 2013, 191 migrant detainees are on strike in Lindsay, Ontario’s Central East Correctional Centre, a maximum security prisons. Detained migrants, their families and supporters have formed the Campaign to End Indefinite Detention. Campaign activists will speak about how you can get involved.
Event organized through the collaboration of OPIRG-Guelph, Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED), Fuerza/Puwersa and The Peak.
FREE! Donations gratefully accepted – proceeds will go to migrant justice organizing.
Wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available. Guelph Transit reimbursements and/or tickets available upon request at the event. There will be snacks!
Start Time: 7:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm