Ocap Speaker series:
One Of Us: Why Toronto’s Poor Should Welcome Refugees
March 15th 6-8pm, 40 Oak Regent Park Community Food Centre
Free event with meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens
There is a pervasive sense that refugees and poor immigrants, particularly those without full immigration status, take resources away from the poor who were born in Canada. Many politicians exploit this sentiment to sow division among the poor for personal gain. Even those politicians who may not be overtly racist, still imply that their failure (and in reality, refusal) to address poverty and homelessness is a result of a “refugee influx.”
The speakers will challenge this notion and make the case for why we should welcome refugees and toss out our rulers.
For more information check out the Facebook event page