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Support Striking Prisoners in Ontario: Panel Discussion and Letter Writing Night #MigrantStrike

Oct/27/2013 - 6:00 pm
Oct/27/2013 - 9:00 pm

Friends!

The Toronto ABC, No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network are organizing a panel of speakers and letter writing night to support striking prisoners in Ontario.

Sunday, October 27th 2013
6pm - 9pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Avenue, Toronto.

Migrant prisoners held in the Lindsay, Ontario Provincial detention centre, many of whom have been on strike over the conditions of the jail since September 17th have been resisting their conditions and have been punished for their resistance by being put in solitary confinement. Please read more about them here:

http://endimmigrationdetention.wordpress.com/

A number of Federal prisoners are currently striking because their already low earnings have been cut by 30%. Read more about them here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/federal-inmates-go-on-strike-to-protest-pay-cuts-...

Toronto ABC is restarting our monthly letter writing nights this month! It is an important time to support prisoners in Ontario. Working with NOII - Toronto, we invite you to join us for some food, conversation with a panel of speakers who will update us on the situation of these two groups of striking prisoners, and letter writing to these local political prisoners. We will also take this opportunity to discuss further strategies for supporting these prisoners in meeting their demands.

Speakers include:
Members of No One Is Illegal - Toronto
LaToya Lettman - family member of one of the striking migrant workers
More to be announced

Come to Beit Zatoun from 6pm to 9pm on Sunday, October 27th and join us for an inspiring and productive evening!

if any of you are interested in helping prepare some vegan food for the event, please contact Joanna: 647-705-2523

Check out the facebook event as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426058904282606/?ref_dashboard_filter=u...

Solidarity,
NOII Toronto and Toronto ABC