Taking the Pulse: Migrant Rights in #elxn43

Taking the Pulse: Migrant Rights in #elxn43

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Wednesday October 16 from 7 to 9 pm the Ottawa Sanctuary Network presents the second talk in its Sanctuary Matters lecture series in the OAG Studio: “Taking the Pulse: Migrant Rights in #elxn43” by Jamie Liew, professor of law at University of Ottawa.

This federal election has been a tumultuous one for migrant rights and racial justice. From anti-immigration billboards to #blackfacetrudeau, there is clearly much work to be done. And with the rise of the far right globally, Canada has certainly not been immune to these movements gaining ground. The federal election looms on October 21, and we worry: What does this election mean for refugees, immigrants and others on the move?

Join us for a conversation with Jamie Liew. She is an immigration and refugee law expert, migrant rights advocate and political commentator who will take the pulse of this election. Professor Liew will offer her analysis of what the parties have promised, what that means for migrant rights, and where we go from here.

Ottawa Sanctuary Network is a collective of activists, academics, migrants and members of our community who believe in status for all and oppose discrimination on the basis of immigration status in the provision of services. Sanctuary City Ottawa is the campaign to make Ottawa a sanctuary city. For more information about the series and the project visit https://ottawasanctuarycity.ca/

Please register for the talk at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/75239618725/ 

Sanctuary Matters is funded in part by a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.