Towards a Sanctuary City
Recent changes to federal immigration policies have created barriers for migrants in accessing official refugee, resident, or citizen statuses. As a result, there are increasing numbers of 'precarious status' (non-status or temporary status) individuals living in our cities. These residents experience poor living and labour conditions and are routinely denied access to crucial social services, including access to food banks, health care clinics, various emergency shelters, education and more. By becoming a Sanctuary City, Surrey would ensure access to basic services for all its residents, regardless of immigration status. Come and find out more about this unique opportunity to make Surrey a safe haven for all those who call this place home. Featuring Martha Roberts, Anahita Sebti (Sanctuary Health) & Shireen Soofi (No One is Illegal). Supported by the South Asian Network for Secularism & Democracy (SANSAD).
When: Thursday October 23, 2014, 7:00-9:30PM
Location: Room 3090, SFU Surrey Campus
250-13450 102nd Ave, Surrey