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Join us for a night of community care for migrant justice in support of a local family facing deportation from Waterloo to Guatemala. Because we all deserve safety. Because no one is illegal. Because families belong together.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
We’ll be screening “In the Shadows of Borders”, a short film that explores if Canada really is as welcoming to migrants as one may think. After the film, we will hear from Sandra Morales, mother of six, whose husband, Daniel Roblero, was deported over 3 months ago. Sandra and five of her children have also been threatened with deportation and are currently waiting for a response on their application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. They came to Canada fleeing violence and persecution in Guatemala and the US. Daniel, husband and father, was the main provider for the family and so we are raising funds for the family to support them during this very difficult time.
There will be snacks, an amazing silent auction, community resources and a room filled with lovely people who care.
FUNDS FOR THE FAMILY
Tickets are sliding scale $5 to $15. Pay what you can snacks. Silent auction with many amazing pieces and baskets, stay tuned for some of the items you can get! Please bring cash. We will also accept e-transfers for silent auction items.
ALL money raised will go directly to the Roblero-Morales family. If you would like to donate a silent auction item or money and cannot attend the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The space is:
wheelchair accessible but please email email@example.com if you require the use of the elevator
a vegetarian space, and there will be vegan and GF options
within a church but the neither the Civic Hub space nor our event are religious
if you have any other access needs for the film or rest of the evening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is being held at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region.
Please contact Nadeem Lawji <email@example.com> if you plan to attend or need a ride to any of these events.
We are asking that Sandra Morales, Daniel Roblero and their children be granted status under compassionate and humanitarian grounds
Both Sandra and Daniel are originally from Guatemala. They met in the US, after having fled persecution and violence in their home country. While their children are US citizens, Sandra and Daniel remained undocumented while living in the US. The family became increasingly fearful when Trump was elected in 2017, terrified that their kids would be taken away from them and the family would be separated. They decided to come to Canada, where Daniel has family.
In Canada, the family has access to important medical services (three children have medical conditions or disabilities) that they would not be able to access in Guatemala. The family is already suffering from separation after Daniel was deported.
What: Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family When: Saturday 22 February 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Where: The Civic Hub of Waterloo Region Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map
Angela, Aleksandra Petrovic, and Charles Nichols from the Social Development Centre join Bob Jonkman. We talk about housing, the need for experienced living in policy making, and get some practical experience running the CKMS-FM sound board for a future SDCWR show and podcast.
If you’d like to volunteer or be interviewed by Charles Nichols for the podcast please call the Social Development Centre at +1‑519‑579‑3800
04m20s: Royal Tusk — Die Knowing from their second album Tusk II
09m37s: Angela, Aleks, and Charles talk about the Civic Hub WR, the SDCWR Tax Clinic, and supports for affordable housing through RENT, Disability and Human Rights group, ALIVe; using volunteer opportunities and technology to enable social justice actions.