Friday, March 13, 2015

2014: A year in review

No One is Illegal Ottawa is a group of im/migrants and allies guided by anti-oppression principles that advocates and fights for the dignity and self determination of all im/migrants regardless of status. This year we kicked off the Solidarity City campaign to ensure that city and social services in the city are open to all migrants regardless of status. 

We launched the End Immigration Detention (EIDN) campaign in Ottawa to support the activities of the broader national campaign. The EIDN campaign aims to educate the public around migrant detention and to seek an end to the indefinite detention of migrant families and children. 

In June, we collaborated with migrant justice organizers to support actions and panels on migrant detention for the ICOPA conference, and in August we participated in the migration movement assembly during the People's Social Forum, in Ottawa. 

On Nov. 7 last year, we collaborated with Octopus Books for the Ottawa launch of EIDN member Tings Chak's book on migrant detention, "Undocumented: The architecture of migrant detention". We have also continued to support migrant families in Ottawa facing deportation; seeking sanctuary, and offering financial, legal and emotional support. We hope to continue our direct action,  campaign organizing, and support work in the next year. Come join us!