Toronto Rally: #UniteAgainstRacism

Start: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:30 PM

On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, join us at Nathan Phillips Square at 5:30pm to celebrate the power of our communities, and say no to  racism and xenophobia. We will be joining with people across the country who are taking action in their own communities.

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**Overall notes**
(1) There will be a reflective and information space with photos of the victims of the Christchurch Mosque shooting in New Zealand.
(2) Please bring a pair of shoes to represent anti-racist and migrant struggles.
(3) This is a participatory community space: There will be speeches and performances on the main stage, while a number of anti-racist and migrant justice groups will be leading participatory activities simultaneously in Nathan Phillips Square. These include singing, painting, selfie stations, and more. We encourage all groups who are coming to create installations, or activities during the two hours. Please email if you have questions.

We will be starting at 5:30pm sharp, and ending at 7:30pm sharp.
At 7:30pm, everyone is invited to join in the Urban Alliance for Race Relations event inside City Hall.

Event is free | We will not be marching | Light refreshments will be provided | Google map:
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Migrants and refugees are being forced out from their homes in unprecedented numbers globally. Here in Canada, anti-immigrant protests and racially motivated attacks are on the rise. Meanwhile, right wing politicians who use anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric are getting rewarded with thousands of votes. If we simply stand still, there is a real danger for further rise in populist racisms in the lead up to the federal election in October.  

Now, more than ever, we must bring together people across the country from all walks of life around an anti-racist, migrant justice vision. Let us #UniteAgainstRacism and demand #MigrantJusticeNow!

On March 21st, we will #UniteAgainstRacism to insist on:

STATUS FOR ALL, STATUS NOW: Permanent resident status and family unity for all migrants and refugees here, and landed status on arrival for those that arrive in the future. Replace Caregiver “pilot project” with a Federal Care Workers Program that provides landed status upon entry for Care Workers and their families. No deportations!

DECENT WORK & FAIR WAGES: $15 minimum wage! Full labour rights! No closed permits

ACCESS FOR ALL: Universal access to public services including healthcare, education, income security, settlement services, pensions, and more.

JUST SOCIETY: Indigenous self-determination, gender justice, and an end to racism, particularly anti-Black racisms

NO DISPLACEMENT: An end to practices of displacement and persecution that force us to move including climate change, wars, and economic exploitation.