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Live Stream: International Conference on Refugee Policies and Refugee Movements

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    9:45 AM: Introductory remarks: Gail Kligman; Roger Waldinger 10 AM – 12 PM: Session 1 Hans Lucht, Danish Institute for International Studies, “Migrant Underworlds. Travels in Hyporeality” Nando Sigona, Department of Social Policy, Sociology, and Criminology, University of Birmingham (UK): “’We must stop this carnage’: The politics of …

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Longtime activist and human rights defender Marty Dolin dies

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A once growling, booming voice for refugees and newcomers in Winnipeg is now silent. Marty Dolin, the former head of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, died Wednesday. He was 78. Described as impassioned and fearless, Dolin was a straight-shooter whose opinions were expressed through a heavy Bronx accent. And those who knew him best …

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Former New Yorker was dedicated to helping refugees

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Marty Dolin saw the world in black and white, both metaphorically and through his camera lens. He loved to shoot black-and-white photography and when it came to advocating on behalf of refugees, there was no grey area, said his friend and former colleague Marta Kalita. He was all in. The …

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Refugee claimants challenge federal government over denial of child benefit

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A Toronto legal clinic is representing six clients who are challenging the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over treatment they argue violates their charter rights based on immigration status. A law that bars refugee claimants from receiving federal child benefits violates Canada’s constitution, says the lawyer representing a family with a …

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Newcomers embracing English with creative high school literacy project

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A creative literacy project is helping newcomers in Winnipeg embrace English as an additional language. Students at Kildonan-East Collegiate wrote stories for a book called ‘Dual Language Stories’. It tells tales in both their mother tongues and English. Teacher Vanessa Romans got the idea from her own childhood, when she …

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Film explores how inner-city ‘war zone’ became vibrant family neighbourhood

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The transformation of a Winnipeg housing complex from a graffiti-scarred gang-and-drug-ridden “war zone” into a vibrant and coveted neighbourhood is the focus of a new documentary film, A Good Place to Live. The Lord Selkirk Park complex, a collection of residential buildings tucked along a curve of Dufferin Avenue in the city’s North End, was created …