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Beyond Tweets: Welcoming Refugees from Fortress America

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 19:00

    Beyond Tweets: Welcoming Refugees from Fortress America

    You are invited to a public meeting to discuss the historical roots of the sanctuary movement in the U.S., the current situation for refugees there, the Safe Third Country agreement between Canada and the U.S., and the Canadian response to refugees – in general, and those arriving from the U.S.  

    June 7th --  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Church of the Holy Trinity (beside the Eaton Centre). FREE Admission.


    Deborah Anker, Director of Harvard University Immigration and Refugee Clinic which recently released a report on the impact of President Trump’s Executive Orders on asylum seekers

    John Fife, co-founder of the Sanctuary movement in the U.S.A. initiated the concept of sanctuary to save refugees from Central America in the 1980s

    Mary Jo Leddy, Canadian Sanctuary Network founder has worked to secure safe spaces for refugees fearing risk following deportation from Canada

    Janet Dench, Director of Canadian Council for Refugees, expert on Canadian refugee policy and practice and current developments in Canada.  

    The evening will be moderated by Amy Casipullai, Policy Director of Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants.

    Amnesty International will be present with an information table and actions. 

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    Church of the Holy Trinity
    beside the Eaton Centre
    Toronto, Ontario