Niagara Social Justice Forum 2011: Saturday, April 9th from 9 am – 5pm Pond Inlet, Brock University: FREE! Lunch Provided
10:45-11:45am: SESSION 2: Workshops
Workshop 2a: No One Is Illegal-Toronto – Craig Fortier, No One Is Illegal-Toronto
Location: MC C407
No One Is Illegal-Toronto will work with participants to develop an analysis of why people migrate, how this is connected to capitalism and colonialism and how people become undocumented. Our workshop is meant to challenge dominant understandings of migration and to assert the right of people to move freely and resist displacement. More specifically we will discuss tangible campaigns that we have engaged in where we have effectively challenged Canadian immigration policy – including the Shelter, Sanctuary, Status campaign, the Education Not Deportation campaign, the Food for All Campaign, the May Day of Action and the broader Sanctuary City.
Workshop 2b: Youth Homelessness: The Invisible Population – Bertha Power and Helen Slee
Location: MC D308
The purpose of this workshop is to bring an awareness of this issue in Niagara, and to showcase the needs of these youth and what resources are available to them in the community. A presentation by local service providers, and facilitated drama exercise will help frame this issue with measurable goals.
Workshop 2c: Health Care Service Issues in Niagara – Sue Hotte, Niagara Health Coalition
Location: MC D309
This workshop will discuss adequate funding for Medicare and health services vs buying new jet planes and building prisons. The outcome of this federal election will have huge implications on the state of and access to health care and services in Niagara, Ontario and Canada.
Workshop 2d: Animal Rights on Film – Kimberly Costello, BARC and NAfA
Location: MC H313
Some say that video footage is the activist’s most effective tool for inducing critical thinking. This workshop will use powerful video footage to explore the often unseen lives of farmed animals and to expose the truth behind animal agribusiness.