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Community Action! Speak Out Against Racial Profiling and Anti-Immigrant Raids in Our Community

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Aug/19/2014 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
5:00 pm
@ the South-East corner of Jane and Finch intersection

For more information, please read and sign this petition: http://chn.ge/1lbFvON

Under the guise of a "routine traffic stop," Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation officials racially profiled, forcefully IDd, arrested and detained at least 21 immigrants and handed them over to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) last week in the Jane and Finch and surrounding neighbourhoods. In detention, many were forced to sign documents waiving their rights that weren't adequately translated. Now our friends and family members face indefinite detention, deportation and separation from their families simply for trying to put food on the table.

Join us at 5:00 pm this Tuesday to find out how to defend yourself and know your rights in the face of racist police and immigration enforcement officers. Call for an end to detentions and deportations and demand that Kathleen Wynne stop doing Harper's dirty work. No racial profiling! No anti-immigrant raids! Members of our community should not live in fear! We welcome everyone in our community, with or without immigration papers!

We will have printed copies of the Know Your Rights guides but No One Is Illegal Toronto in both English and Spanish (see below).

English: http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/knowyourrights
This guide aims to provide basic legal information to people without immigration status so that they will be able to better protect themselves from the risks of immigration arrest and detention.

Spanish: http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/kyrspanish
La presente guía busca brindar información legal básica a personas que no tienen estatus de inmigración para que puedan protegerse mejor de los riesgos de detención y arresto por razones de inmigración.

You can also learn more about the community organizing happening in Jane and Finch through Jane Finch Action Against Poverty. Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) is a resident-led grassroots coalition of community residents, activists, workers and organizations working to eliminate poverty in our community and in the world.
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This event is being hosted by Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (http://jfaap.wordpress.com/) and No One Is Illegal Toronto (http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/).