Why are we having an action?

Why are we having an action? Good question.

To start an important national conversation about the rise of White Supremacy which includes the acts of Islamophobia, Anti-Black Racism and Antisemitism.

We shall be discussing the impact of the Charlottesville, Virginia Incident that occurred in August of 2017. It is clear these events stem from systemic racial oppression and we will examine what steps we can take to eliminate White Supremacy.

Our goal is to promote a coalition that advocates for immigrant and minority rights by lobbying Canadian Public officials and educates the public to take a strong stance against white supremacy, that promotes Islamophobia, Anti-Semtism and Racism.

We hope to sustain a national movement advocating for policies to make Canada safer and more welcoming for everyone. We shall accomplish that vision by broadening our coalition of civil society committed to social justice and against the rise of White Supremacy which includes the acts of Islamophobia, Anti-Black Racism and Antisemitism.

Therefore, we call on you.

Come out on Sunday October 15, 2017 to join the movement and rise Against White Supremacy and  Islamophobia.

The list of demands are:

1) The Canadian government must make an immediate public condemnation of the executive order by President Trump that bans Muslim visa-holders from six countries and also bans all refugees from entering the US.

2) Canada must immediately open the Canada-USA border.

This includes revocation of the Safe Third Country Agreement which bars most refugee claimants entering from the United States over land to claim asylum in Canada. The Designated Country of Origin list, which makes it almost impossible for US citizens and citizens of forty other countries to claim asylum in Canada, must be eliminated.

3) Canada must end racist, anti-refugee, anti-Black, Islamophobic exclusion of migrants and refugees within this colonial border.

This includes ending the system of indefinite immigration detention. The federal government must create a regularization program so that all undocumented residents can live here with their families rather than fear mass deportation. Migrant workers in Canada must also be given permanent status and open work permits. We want real, not symbolic, Sanctuaries that guarantee access to services and refuse collaboration with Canadian and American border agents.

4) Canada must rescind all federal legislation that attacks racialized Black and Brown Muslims and refugees, including the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act as well as anti-terror legislation such as Security Certificates and Bill C51.

If you would like to volunteer, endorse the action or get more information, please email us at: torontounityrally@gmail.com

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