Against Islamophobia & White Supremacy- National Days of Action

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OUR DEMANDS

1) The Canadian government must make an immediate public condemnation of the executive order by President Trump that bans Muslim visa-holders from seven countries and also bans all refugees from entering the US.

2) Canada must immediately open the Canada-USA border.

This includes revocation of the Safe Third Country Agreement which bars most refugee claimants entering from the United States over land to claim asylum in Canada. The Designated Country of Origin list, which makes it almost impossible for US citizens and citizens of forty other countries to claim asylum in Canada, must be eliminated.

3) Canada must end racist, anti-refugee, anti-Black, Islamophobic exclusion of migrants and refugees within this colonial border.

This includes ending the system of indefinite immigration detention. The federal government must create a regularization program so that all undocumented residents can live here with their families rather than fear mass deportation. Migrant workers in Canada must also be given permanent status and open work permits. We want real, not symbolic, Sanctuaries that guarantee access to services and refuse collaboration with Canadian and American border agents.

4) Canada must rescind all federal legislation that attacks racialized Black and Brown Muslims and refugees, including the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act as well as anti-terror legislation such as Security Certificates and Bill C51.

Statement initiated by Black Lives Matter - Toronto With the support of:
Anti-Fascist Action Calgary
Black Lives Matter -Vancouver
Coalition Against Bigotry - Pacific
Chinese Canadian National Council - Toronto
Idle No More
Justicia for Migrant Workers
Kashmir Solidarity Group - Toronto
No One Is Illegal - London, Ontario
No One Is Illegal - Toronto
No One Is Illegal -Vancouver Coast Salish territories
People for Peace - London, Ontario
Refugees Welcome - Victoria/Lekwungen territory
Salaam -Vancouver: Queer Muslim Community
Siraat Muslim Collective - Vancouver
The Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Tamil Freedom Coalition
Trikone - Vancouver

All endorsing organizations:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b_pT-zGAGQdqxGLA-jE3pcBFFCOOxWpAaf43skrFtHU/pub

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Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/07/2017 15:15
~ Friends, Today we shall be having our Coalition Meeting #2 - Monday, July 24th 2017 from 6 pm - 8 pm. Location: University of Toronto - FitzGerald Building - Room 103 - 150 College Street - Please spread the word - - http://classfind.com/toronto/room/FG103 - It has accessible entrances - http://www.osm.utoronto.ca/…/accessibi…/building_data/fg.pdf ~ The meeting location is confirmed - University of Toronto - FitzGerald Building - Room 103 - Please spread the word. At our coalition meeting, we will be discussing the following: + Our activities since February 2017. + Our collective Victories. + Our campaign this Fall 2017. We have capacity for 200 participants, please confirm your attendance by indicating that you will be attending.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 21/07/2017 12:32
~ Friends, we need your help to promote the upcoming second meeting of the coalition against white supremacy and Islamophobia on Monday, July 24th from 6 - 8 pm at the University of Toronto - FitzGerald Building - Room 103 - 150 College Street. We shall be discussing our activities over the past couple of months, our collective victories and what we are planning for the fall. To help us get the word out, please change your profile pic and share the details in the description. Also, please change your facebook banner and share the attached poster. Our movement is volunteer-led and is supported by folks just like you. Please spread the word. We would like to encourage all supporters and participants to change their profile pic. #NoIslamophobia #EndWhiteSupremacy Thank you.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/07/2017 18:02
~ when hate is visible in our communities, we must act.
http://torontoist.com/2017/07/anti-fascists-disrupt-proud-boys-rally-queens-park/

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/04/2017 03:20
~ Good evening friends, please note that we will be closing the poll (link found below) on Friday, April 21st 2017 at 6 pm. The facilitators of the following working groups will be in contact with those that signed up for the working groups at the coalition meeting# 1 and online at our poll. • Budget • Education • Communications and Logistics • Community Outreach • Direct Actions • Lobby • Marketing and Social Engagement • Organizational Development • Resources Please note that the safety and brigades working group were merged to other working groups to avoid redundancy. At the working group meetings, the following expectations will be set. • The guiding principles and values of our Coalition will be reviewed and endorsed. • Two facilitators will be elected through consensus decision making. The role of the facilitators will be to communicate the outcome of action-based deliberations to the steering committee. • The next meeting will be scheduled. Please note that the working groups will be supported through room bookings and other resources. If you have volunteered to be a facilitator, please message Jeewan Chanicka and Walied Khogali. We want to ensure that we did not leave out anyone in the correspondence that will be going out early next week. Finally, thanks to all the coalition members that organized and attended meetings in Peel region and Toronto to meet our objectives and goals of educating and mobilizing our neighbours to reject hate. #NoIslamophobia #WeWillWin Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127376241125643/permalink/134021103794490/ ~ Please spread the word.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 22/03/2017 14:59
~ Reminder: ~ Today at 6 pm - Please join us for an action oriented meeting - Coalition Meeting #1 at U of T - we shall be holding our first historic coalition meeting at: Location: Sanford Fleming Rm: 3202 10 King's College Road - Time: 6 pm - 8 pm. At our coalition meeting, we will be discussing the three following goals: + A national action-oriented conversation about the rise of white supremacy and Islamophobia. + Promote educational opportunities on how to be an ally. + Track incidents of hate and share resources on how best to report and combat the impact of hate. To achieve our mandate, we must organize. Are you interested in joining one of our volunteer lead Working Groups? If so, please indicate which one by clicking on the choices below: Please click on the Link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/127376241125643/permalink/134021103794490/ - If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jeewan Chanicka and Walied Khogali - See you tonight at 6 pm.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 21/03/2017 19:25
~ To achieve our mandate, we must organize. Are you interested in joining one of our volunteer lead Working Groups? If so, please indicate which one by clicking on the choices below: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jeewan Chanicka or Walied Khogali - https://www.facebook.com/events/127376241125643/permalink/134021103794490/ - Please spread the word about our upcoming coalition meeting - On Wednesday, March 22nd - we shall be holding our first historic coalition meeting at: Location: Sanford Fleming Rm: 3202 10 King's College Road - Time: 6 pm - 8 pm. At our coalition meeting, we will be discussing the three following goals: + A national conversation about the rise of white supremacy and Islamophobia. + Promote educational opportunities on how to be an ally. + Track incidents of hate and share resources on how best to report and combat the impact of hate. We have capacity for 200 participants, please confirm your attendance by indicating that you will be attending. If you have any accessibility needs, please do let me know.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/03/2017 15:12
~ Friends, On Wednesday, March 22nd - we shall be holding our first historic coalition meeting at: Sanford Fleming Rm: 3202 10 King's College Road - From: 6 pm - 8 pm. Facebook event page Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127376241125643/permalink/130629090800358/ At our coalition meeting, we will be discussing the three following goals: + A national conversation about the rise of white supremacy and Islamophobia. + Promote educational opportunities on how to be an ally. + Track incidents of hate and share resources on how best to report and combat the impact of hate. We have capacity for 200 participants, please confirm your attendance by indicating that you will be attending. If you have any accessibility needs, please do let me know. The meeting agenda will be posted soon.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 07/03/2017 18:53
~ Friends, Our Next steps starts on Friday, March 10th 2017 at our first coalition meeting. Location: 25 Cecil Street – Toronto, ON M5T 1N1 Time: 6 pm - 9 pm At our coalition meeting, we will be discussing the three following goals: + A national conversation about the rise of white supremacy and Islamophobia. + Promote educational opportunities on how to be an ally. + Track incidents of hate and share resources on how best to report and combat the impact of hate. I shall be sharing a poll to ask those committed to the movement and who are ready, able and willing to attend, to confirm their attendance. We have a capacity of 200 members, so we need confirmations to make the necessary accommodations. Please visit the poll by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1792848744374213/permalink/1810547145937706/ + Please stay tuned for our short agenda + Please think about how you would like to contribute to the movement? + Please bring your enthusiasm, ideas and leadership - we have plenty to prepare for and we need all your help. Also, please add your friends and share the Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1792848744374213/ Please share and invite your friends. Our goal is 50,000 members. #WeWillWin There is only strength in numbers. PS: For those that want to play an organizing role, please message me and I will send you more details. Let us build our movement by promoting love and focused on our collective demands. Also please share your pictures, videos, resources and suggestions on the CAWI facebook group.
Walied Khogali
-- 07/03/2017 18:53
~ On Wednesday, March 22nd - we shall be holding our first historic coalition meeting: At our coalition meeting, we will be discussing the three following goals: + A national conversation about the rise of white supremacy and Islamophobia. + Promote educational opportunities on how to be an ally. + Track incidents of hate and share resources on how best to report and combat the impact of hate. We have capacity for 200 participants, please confirm your attendance by indicating that you will be attending. If you have any accessibility needs, please do let me know. The meeting agenda will be posted soon. Please confirm your participation and invite your friends and anyone who will be interested. Please. Link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/127376241125643/

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/03/2017 01:50
ACTION ALERT: ~ Friends, We have had a busy week. The incidents of Islamophobia and other forms of hate are on the rise. As a coalition we are committed to responding to incidents of hate, but we need your active involvement. We plan to tackle Islamophobia and other forms of hate through solidarity and education. Link: https://www.facebook.com/citynewstoronto/videos/10154168308701175/ A summary of recent events: On February 22nd, a hateful rally took place outside of Masjid Toronto, a mosque located in downtown Toronto. Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-investigate-anti-muslim-rally-outside-toronto-mosque-and-alleged-hate-speech-inside-1.3995132 We responded by organizing a solidarity action exactly a week after the incident. Link: https://www.facebook.com/779465178/videos/10158653437095179/ The mosque – Masjid Toronto also opened its doors last Saturday, inviting the community to learn about Islam. Link: https://www.facebook.com/citynewstoronto/videos/10154179256521175/ On February 22nd - B. Davison secondary school in London, Ontario was vandalized with racial slurs. Link: http://www.lfpress.com/2017/02/23/london-police-investigating-anti-islamic-anti-gay-graffiti-at-b-davison-high-school On Monday, February 27th - two chalk drawings of swastikas were found in a classroom at York University. The university said an anti-Semitic statement was also discovered in the classroom. Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/03/01/swastikas-found-in-york-university-classroom.html On Tuesday, February 28th, a fire at an Islamic information centre and mosque on Weston Road, Toronto was being investigated as arson. Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/islamic-centre-fire-1.4004235 Today an 11 year old boy was terrorized by a man concealing his identity at Woodcrest Public School in Oshawa. Link: https://www.ontariopolicereports.com/2017/03/police-looking-man-threatened-11-year-old-boy-oshawa-school-yard/ Tomorrow, we shall be reminded by those that promote hate of the importance of being vigilant. Several rallies have been organized in opposition to an Anti-Islamophobia motion put forward by a Liberal Member of Parliament named Iqra Khalid. Link: http://www.blogto.com/city/2017/02/anti-islam-toronto/ Motion (M-103) is a statement of condemnation of hate like Islamophobia. Link: https://www.facebook.com/NationalPost/videos/10155074293954595/ Our response: We are supporting several groups that have organized actions that reject hate and promote love. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1792848744374213/events/ Please attend one of the following actions to demonstrate solidarity: + Toronto - Unite against Islamophobia Time: 11 am – 2:30 pm. Location: Toronto City hall - 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario - M5H 2N2 Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1144030005708346/ + Windsor - Fight Islamophobia in Windsor Time: 11 am – 2:00 pm. Location: 350 City Hall Sq W, Windsor, ON N9A, Canada Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1066521373454005/ + London - Standing Against Xenophobia and Islamophobia Time: 11:45 am – 1 pm. Location: 300 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario N6A 4L9 Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/176655572835438/ + Gatineau - Manifestation Antifasciste Gatineau\ Antifascist counter-protest Time: 12 PM - 2 PM Location: 25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X 4C8, Canada Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/230203367445228/ + Ottawa - Counter Rally Against Ottawa Islamophobes Time: 12 pm – 2 pm. Location: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2L7 Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/341839109549576/ We have started to organize as a coalition by bringing many communities together to stand up against hate and join our common front to proactively address the systematic causes of Islamophobia and white supremacy. On Monday, we shall be soliciting feedback from all of you on when to have our first formal coalition meeting, where we shall formalize our working groups that will create spaces for each one of you to be more involved. We need help developing a website, organize educational forums, develop resources for parents and educators, organize actions and so much more. Finally, thank you for your active participation. Thank you for sharing articles that will inform and educate. Thank you for promoting the coalition by speaking out against hate. We have plenty of work to do. Incidents of hate are on the rise, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic incidents. Mosques and people of faith continue to be targeted by those promoting a hateful ideology. Please join our coalition and help us with the three following goals: + A national conversation about the rise of white supremacy and Islamophobia. + Promote educational opportunities on how to be an ally. + Track incidents of hate and share resources on how best to report and combat the impact of hate. Please add your friends and share the Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1792848744374213/ Please share and invite your friends. Our goal is 50,000 members. #WeWillWin There is only strength in numbers. PS: For those that want to play an organizing role, please message me and I will send you more details. Let us build our movement by promoting love and focused on our collective demands. Also please share your pictures, videos, resources and suggestions on the CAWI facebook group.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 26/02/2017 15:30
~ Yesterday so many of you visited Masjid Toronto to meet other neighbours and start the important conversation about promoting love and rejecting hate. Thank you. #NoIslamophobia #Endracism #Endwhitesupremacy - https://www.facebook.com/citynewstoronto/videos/10154179256521175/ - Pleaae join the Coalition Against White Supremacy & Islamophobia (CAWI) for more details on future actions and educational events.

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/02/2017 19:05
~ Friends, On behalf of the coalition and the organizers of the solidarity action that occurred yesterday. Thank You. Thank You. Thank you. Yesterday we greeted many of our fellow human beings with smile's and greetings of peace. We thanked our neighbors and shared our hot drinks on a cold winter day. Link: Neighbors making signs: https://www.facebook.com/779465178/videos/10158653437095179/ Link 2: Supporters from Unite Here join the action in solidarity. https://www.facebook.com/jeewanc/videos/10158542478455713/ We demonstrated our strength, our solidarity and most importantly our dedication to a world free of hate. Today, if you are available, please join us at Masjid Toronto, 168 Dundas St W (btw Bay and University) between 12 PM - 6:00 PM. Please do not hesitate to drop by and visit Masjid Toronto on Saturday, February 25th, the mosque will be open to all people of conscious, those dedicated to human understanding and dialogue. c Everyone is invited to attend. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/152955961886911/ Thank you. #NoIslamophobia #NoRacism #Endwhitesupremacy

Walied Khogali Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/02/2017 19:04
~ This is what love looks like. When a person of conscious is willing to stand for the safety of others. https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1414654265224026/ ~ #NoRacism #Endwhitesupremacy #NoIslamophobia
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