We’re in need of:
- Knitted or crocheted squares of one square foot, in YELLOW and/or GREEN. Bring your squares to Coop Le Milieu before 5pm on Monday, December 16 OR come lend a hand in assembling the final piece, from 5pm to 9pm!
- We’re looking for people to help put the piece up on the morning of December 18th (this means getting up early!)
If you can help / knit / crochet something, or if you can come Monday night, or Wednesday morning, please get in touch with us: email@example.com
The Awan Family Support Committee, in collaboration with the No Borders Collective, is planning an action on December 18th to commemorate International Migrants Day. The action aims to demand status for Mrs. Khurshid Begum Awan, who has been in sanctuary in a Montreal church since this summer, and to demand freedom for all migrants.
1251 Robin (metro Beaudry).
Khurshid Begum Awan is a Pakistani refugee who courageously decided to defy a deportation order issued on August 21st, 2013. Since then, she has been forced to live in a church in Montreal, waiting for her status to be regularized. This has forced her to miss medical appointments and endure intimidation by Canada Borders Service Agents (CBSA). If deported to Pakistan, Mrs. Awan will be at risk of multiple forms of violence, including death due to lack of proper health care and murder by members of the anti-Shia group, Sipah-e-Sahaba. Deportation for Mrs Awan also means indefinite if not permanent separation from her daughter Tahira Malik, a refugee and now Canadian citizen who has lived in Canada for 13 years, and teenage grandson whom she raised as her own son.