human rights / immigration issues / women's rights

Take Back the Night

I got an e-mail about this event at work today and wanted to spread the word.

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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! NO MORE HIDING!
Join the Shelter | Sanctuary | Status Contingent at Take Back the Night

Saturday Sept.12, 2009
5 p.m.- Community Fair
6 p.m.- Rally
8 p.m.- March
Davenport Perth Neighborhood Centre
1900 Davenport Ave. TTC: North of Lansdowne Subway station.

Take Back the Night brings visibility to the impact of sexual violence in
women’s lives.

Nights hide assaults, rapes, workplace raids and deportation. Nights make
our struggles invisible. Nights make us invisible.

Take Back the Night of every act of violence against women in our
communities. Take Back the Night to demand status for all!

BECAUSE women seeking asylum are told they’re liars
BECAUSE migrant women are arrested at work on factory floors & farms
BECAUSE police deny non-status women protection & report them to immigration
BECAUSE everyday sisters are dragged from our communities and deported

and DEPORTATION IS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Across our cities, from Teesdale to Regent Park, from Branford to Peel
Region, over 100 anti-violence against women’s organizations have taken up
the fight to support and defend non-status women and their families from
Canada’s immigration enforcement thugs.

As Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Jason Kenney slams the gates
to permanent status for poor and working women, shelters, rape crisis
centres and other community agencies are showing their resistance by
opening their doors to provide Shelter Sanctuary and Status to non-status
women and children.

JOIN US AT TAKE BACK THE NIGHT TO DEMAND STATUS FOR ALL!

For more information,
deb singh
Take Back the Night Co-Coordinator
416-597-1171 Ext. 230. trcc@web.net

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