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Sanctuary Matters 

May 14, 2020

The Ottawa Sanctuary City 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.

Although The Sanctuary Matters lecture series, hosted at the OAG, and organized by the Ottawa Sanctuary City Network, is on pause during the temporary closure of the Gallery, we look forward to resuming the series in the future. In the meantime, we would like to share an audio recording of the most recent lecture and its timely reflections.


On March 11, 2020, Dr. Angela Joya presented a talk entitled, The Global Migrant Crisis: Climate Catastrophe, Globalization and the Securitization of Borders. Undeniably one of the most pressing issues of our time, the migrant crisis demands attention from policy makers and citizens alike. The response to the crisis will shape the circumstances of lives of millions. An open discussion followed the talk.

Angela Joya is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. Her forthcoming book is The Roots of Revolt: A Political Economy of Egypt from Nasser to Mubarak (Cambridge University Press). Her current research project explores grass roots responses to failures of development strategies in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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

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


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