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The Right to Exist: An Evening of Arts and Culture
December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join Migrante Alberta and Climate Justice Edmonton for an evening of food, arts and culture to mark International Human Rights Day and International Migrants’ Day.
“The Right to Exist” will bring together a wide range of activists, organizers, and artists from across Treaty 6 territory to share food, stories, dances, visual art, and spoken word and stand-up performances on the intersections of migrant and climate justice.
In an era of global capitalism, the degradation of peoples’ human rights and the destruction of the environment go hand-in-hand, and Canada is complicit in both.
Both around the world and here at home, Canadian mining corporations are dispossessing Indigenous peoples of their lands and livelihoods, and fuelling the climate crisis in the name of corporate profit.
Every year, from Mexico to the Philippines, to Syria and the Marshall Islands, millions of migrants are being forced abroad by global capitalism— whether from the natural disasters it has magnified or the economic opportunities it has destroyed.
But instead of extending an open hand to those in need, Canada has adopted an immigration policy of “use, abuse and deport,” which was intensified under former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and has been maintained under Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. Through the use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Canada is able to rely on a flexible, disposable workforce to suit the needs of capitalism here at home.
It’s time to organize at the intersections of these crises and understand that the fight for Indigenous sovereignty, migrant justice, and a safe and habitable world are inextricably linked.
We have the right to exist. We have the right to RESIST.
Join Migrante Alberta and Climate Justice Edmonton on Saturday, December 8th from 6 – 9 PM at West Jasper Sherwood Community League at 9620 152 Street in Edmonton, AB.
This is a FREE event but please bring a potluck dish to share. Cash donations and non-perishable goods will also be accepted at the door to support undocumented people living and working in Edmonton.
For more information, please contact:
migrantealberta@gmail and Emma Jackson at email@example.com
This event is co-sponsored by The Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG)
* Event description taken from Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1454462414690024/