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Winnipeg Forum: Resisting Racism and Xenophobia in 2019
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discussion and strategizing with Syed Hussan from the national Migrant Rights Network / Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, Alexa Potashnik with Black Space Winnipeg, and local activists with Migrante Manitoba & Migrant Worker Solidarity Network. Additional speakers to be confirmed.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 7 pm
Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Room 103
Around the world, right-wing populists are coming to power, attacking workers and community, and pushing an agenda of climate inaction and austerity. They have accomplished this in part by demonizing migrants. Here in Canada, politicians also fan the flames of xenophobia and racism. They are winning votes from Quebec to Alberta. As a result, since the Quebec Mosque shooting, hate crimes have increased 47% and there are 300 active white supremacist groups.
We’ll see the same strategies for the federal elections. We must be prepared.
Those at the top want to win by dividing us. They want us fighting for scraps, and blaming immigrants, so we get too distracted to demand the fundamental changes our communities need.
No matter what issue we organize around, we must all focus on defeating xenophobia in 2019, as that is one of the key strategies that the Right will use to win power. And if they do, then all of us will be affected.
We’ll discuss the experiences of migrants and refugees and local anti-racism and migrant justice organizing. We will also have a discussion about the strategy of direct and mass popular education in community and labour organizations; days of action; and developing a people’s platform proposed by Migrant Rights Network – www.migrantrights.ca
Presented by Migrante Manitoba and Migrant Worker Solidarity Network – Manitoba.