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PUBLIC FORUM: C-51 can't stop us! Fighting Colonialism, Islamophobia and Surveillance

Mar/30/2015 - 6:00 pm

with security certificate detainees, indigenous blockaders, and others currently targeted by the national-security regime.

March 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street.

As we resist the passing of Bill C-51, join us to hear from some of those most impacted by anti-‘terror’ laws, surveillance, and state violence. Discussions at this event may violate multiple Bill C-51 provisions – join us to insist that we will continue to act irrespective of laws that target dissent.

Speakers:
- ANISHINAABE WOMAN ACTIVIST (Blockader) and mother who has been at the front-lines of land defense for decades.
- MOHAMMAD MAHJOUB is an Egyptian refugee in Canada who has been detained in Canada without charges or trial on a security certificate by CSIS and CBSA for nearly 15 years.

with:
- AMANDA LICKERS (turtle clan, onondowa'ga haudenosaunee) is a young woman who organizes against tar sands expansion projects throughout her territories, connecting her work with and directly supporting many other Indigenous resistance struggles across Turtle Island.
- SAKURA SAUNDERS is a environmental justice organizer who actively supports resistance to Canada's extractive industry. She organizes with Rising Tide Toronto and the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network.
- ANNA WILLATS is a Toronto teacher, who is fighting in solidarity with marginalized people for their rights and justice, against state violence in all its forms.
- ZOE DODD has been organizing and working in the downtown east for over a decade. She's a member of OCAP, Toronto Drug Users Union and the Toronto Harm Reduction Workers' Union.
- MAC SCOTT is an anarchist who works in the law, go figure. He is a member of No One Is Illegal and the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and has been doing migrant justice work for 17 years.
- KIMALEE PHILLIP is anti-racist, anti-colonial feminist and organizer from Grenada. She is the Equity Officer with CUPE 1281 and does organizing work with the Network Against the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) and the TRCC/MWAR's Black Women's Caucus.
- AALIYA KHAN is a community organizer in Mississauga, and first generation Muslim immigrant. She is the founder of Women Against Occupation and War at York University.

Moderator:
- SYED HUSSAN is a migrant justice and solidarity activist in Toronto who has faced police surveillance in Canada for his organizing. Since at least 2008, Hussan has been placed on the national security related lists in the United States.

We are actively seeking public endorsements from organization that have in the past, and will continue to take confrontational actions regardless of unjust laws. A sign-on letter for individuals will be floated shortly.

Email nooneisillegal@riseup.net to endorse.

Coordinated by: No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Justice for Mahjoub Committee, Earth Justice Action.