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Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser

A fundraiser in support of the Roblero-Morales Family
Families Belong Together
A evening of Community Care for Migrant Justice

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.

Find out more about the case by reading Press Release: Community members deliver holiday card to Waterloo MP calling for permanent status for Roblero Morales family on Facebook.

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 karly@lspirg.org

ACCESS INFO:

The space is:

  • wheelchair accessible but please email kwourtime@gmail.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 kwourtime@gmail.com

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.

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser | Facebook

What: Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser
When: Thursday 5 March 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: The Civic Hub of Waterloo Region
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map

Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family

There will be a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in support of the Roblero-Morales family on Saturday, 22 February 2020 from 5pm to 7pm. This is a chance to meet the family and share a meal.

Dinner is 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.

There is also a fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family on Thursday 5 March from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, also at the Civic Hub WR. There will be a silent auction, a film screening, snacks, with all proceeds going to the Roblero-Morales family. For additional info see the Facebook page Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser.

Please contact Nadeem Lawji <nlawji@gmail.com> if you plan to attend or need a ride to any of these events.

Some Background:

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