Every day, men, women and children risk their lives to cross into Canada on foot from the U.S.
Who Are They? Why Are They Coming? Why Should We Care?
DATE: Monday September 11th, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm
VENUE: Revue Cinema, Toronto | View Map
ENTRANCE: By donation, all proceeds to support MIIC, charitable receipts available.
Join us for an evening of film and conversation.
In support of Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC, wELCOME PLACE) and all those seeking asylum in Canada.
How You Can Help?
Hope Goes North (HGN) is a fundraiser to support Refugee Claimants, enabling access to basic support and services when they arrive on Canadian soil. In particular HGN is raising needed funds for asylum seekers who are crossing the US border on foot, into the province of Manitoba.
Refugee Claimants old and young take a dangerous passage north, by night. Despite inclement weather, this trek takes place every day of the year. Asylum seekers travel quietly, alone or in groups, hoping to reach Canada safely. They take this anguished and arduous journey because they feel increasingly threatened in the U.S., and because the alternatives they face might be isolation, incarceration, or deportation to a ‘home’ that is not safe.
In support of MIIC, join us for a screening of The Crossing, a documentary recounting the perilous journey of Syrian asylum seekers to the EU. This will be followed by recent, local Canadian footage, and will culminate in conversation exploring the concepts of home, refugee realities, and safety in changing times. Our panel will highlight the limitations of the current Third Safe Country Agreement and the challenges in implementing a sanctuary city policy in Winnipeg.
All proceeds from HGN will be donated to MIIC to support access to social, legal and other resettlement services for refugee and asylum seekers in Manitoba.
We will discuss the concepts of home, refugees realities, and safety in changing times with our panel of experts, including:
Executive Director Of Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
Outreach Worker, Midaynta Community Services
Executive Director of Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Advocacy Co-Chair of Canadian Association Of Refugees Lawyers
Andrew is representing the Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and the Canadian Council of Churches in a constitutional challenge of the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement.