No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories is excited to partner with the youth organization Check Your Head to present this popular education workshop on migrant justice.Are you a youth who is passionate about social justice, art, and making change? Interested in learning about anti-racism and issues facing young migrants in Canada today?Join us at the Purple Thistle for a *FREE* workshop this Thursday January 9th at 7pm. This event will be facilitated by Shireen Soofi from NOII and Leah Horlick from CYH, who would love to hear your feedback — this workshop will be presented to high school students across BC, but not without your input!Join in for an evening of arts-based activities, experiential learning, video clips, and more.Recently, a young student and father Oscar Mata, was deported. On the night of his deportation, Oscar told reporters, “I hate the word illegal, I am human, we are all human.” Oscar is right. No human being is illegal, and we need strong, dynamic, and active grassroots movements for migrant justice to make this vision a reality.This workshop has been developed and will be delivered by young people, for young people in high schools and community spaces across the province.Workshop Goals:- To identify ways that media and dominant cultural references affect our understanding of how we view different communities within Canada
- To understand concepts like “immigrant”, “Indigenous’, and “Canadians” and the history of immigration
- To understand the root causes of immigration in their local and global dimensions
- To build a toolkit of ways to discuss these issues with friends and to respond to stereotypes when we encounter them
- To think about ways to make our schools and community spaces safer and accessible for migrant students and youth
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your spot — priority given to young folks of migrant descent and QTIPOC!