The Urgent Need for Regularization for all Immigrants

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by unidos

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 1st Colloquium for Reflection and Discussion of Migrant Issues, which will take place at UQAM in Montreal on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th. The theme of this colloquium is:
The Urgent Need for Regularization for all Immigrants
Various social and political stakeholders are meeting at this colloquium to analyse current issues surrounding migration in Canada today. The reality of the situation on the ground for migrants is quite different from what the Canadian government would have us believe, and Canada does not deserve the reputation it has for being a champion of human rights. On the contrary, human rights violations against migrants are getting worse with legal reforms that are part of Stephen Harper’s Law C-31. Add to this the detention, deportation, workplace abuses, and lack of access to essential services such as health and education that migrants are already facing. Given this situation, the only solution is a regularization program that would guarantee life, physical integrity, freedom and rights for all migrants.
Program
Friday, October 11th
4pm to 6pm:
First Workshop
General Characteristics of Migration in Canada

6pm-7pm:
Coffee and refreshments

7pm to 9pm:
Second Workshop
Immigrant Women and LGBT

Saturday, October 12th

9:30am to 12:00pm
Third Workshop
Education, Health and Work

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Fourth Workshop
Cases of Affected Communities.
Final Conclusions and Closure
Starting at 4:00pm:
Cultural Cocktail FB

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