REFUGEES WELCOME! – St Catharines

There is a protest happening this Monday Sept 7th from 1pm – 2pm in front of Rick Dykstra’s office (22 Geneva St, St. Catharines) regarding the conservative government’s stance on anti-immigration policies. The protest is called in response to the tragic deaths of Alan Kurdi, 3, his brother Galib, 5, and their mother Rehanna. Here is one article of many about the incident: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/syrian-family-whose-children-were-found-on-turkish-beach-tried-to-come-to-canada/article26202571/.

In addition to the protest in St. Catharines, there are several actions across Canada happening from Sept 4th – 7th including:

MONTREAL:
September 5th, at 2pm at Norman Bethune Square (Guy/de Maisonneuve; métro Guy-Concordia)
info: www.facebook.com/events/765456080244145/

QUEBEC CITY:
September 5, 1:30pm, Place d’Youville
info: www.facebook.com/events/418524548342337/

OTTAWA:
September 5, 2015, 2pm, Human Rights Memorial
info: www.facebook.com/events/1019244151471889/

ST JOHNS
September 6, 2015, 2pm, Harbourside Park
www.facebook.com/events/1644091225846934/

TORONTO:
September 4, 2015, 7pm. Yonge-Dundas Square
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/TORefugeesWelcome

VICTORIA
September 5th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, 1803 Douglas Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/866680666713863/

VANCOUVER
Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh lands
Memorial: September 5, 2015, 2pm. SFU Harbour Centre, Rm 1900
Rally: September 6, 2015, 2pm. Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson side)

For more information about the St. Catharines’ protest, check out the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/395349683995893/395447357319459/