No One Is Illegal (Ottawa) and OPIRG-GRIPO are excited to invite you to our first ever panel discussion about the role of casework in radical struggles for justice.
On Friday October 1st come listen to speakers from Stella, ASTTeQ, the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Support Centre and the Immigrant Workers Center discuss the role of individual casework in broader movements. Our speakers have been involved in decriminalization of sex work, in advocacy for trans people and in defending migrant workers’ rights. They have spent years working to connect the experiences of individuals, especially those from marginalized communities, to the goals of mass movements.
Coming out of the mass mobilizations against the G20, and looking ahead to upcoming campaigns, these discussions are an important part of the strategies we will choose to employ, as movements who strive for both long term revolutionary change as well as immediate results for our communities.
We hope to see you all at the event.
Friday, October 1st, 6:30 pm @ Ecclesiax 2 Monk St. near Bank St. and Fifth Ave.
Suggested Donation $5-20. All proceeds to Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. (no one turned away)
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**Anita Schoepp is an intervention worker for Stella and has been doing street intervention work for over 4 years. She also works with Project X, a group working with youth around issues of systemic racism. She envisions crushing oppression while wearing thigh high boots and lingerie. Stella is a by and for sex workers rights organization that provides everything from street level intervention, sex/health/rights education, advocacy and a big push in the direction of the de-criminalization of sex work. We pride ourselves on being not only sexy, but a force to be reckoned with.
**Nora Butler Burke is a small town kid turned city slicker who has lived in Montreal for the past 10 years, where she has been involved in migrant justice, childcare, and anti-colonial organizing work. She currently coordinates ASTTeQ (Trans Health Action of Quebec), a front line harm reduction project working with low-income trans people in and around Montreal.
**Mostafa Henaway is a Montreal-based community organizer with the Immigrant Workers Centre and a member of Tadamon!, a collective actively engaged in the international movement of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israeli apartheid.
**Julie Lalonde is the coordinator of the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Support Centre. They have been fighting since 2007 to get a sexual assault centre on Carleton University's campus. Julie is also a support worker with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa and the project manager of the Feminist Alliance for International Action. She will be discussing the struggle for adequate support services for survivors of sexual violence.