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FROM Harlem, NYC - El Barrio is Not for Sale, It is to be Loved & Defended

Amazing migrant justice, anti-gentrification activists from Harlem speak in Toronto

Friday March 25 2011

Venue: St Lukes United Church
Address: 353 Sherbourne Ave

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24-26 March 2011, Toronto

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NYC's Movement for Justice in El Barrio: El Barrio is Not for Sale, It is to be Loved & Defended
24-26 March 2011, Toronto

Come hear Juan Haro and Maria Mercado from Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio, or Movement for Justice in El Barrio, in East Harlem, NYC, as they share stories of their struggle, build connections, and raise funds. Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an organization composed mainly of immigrant tenants in El Barrio, New York City that fights for human dignity and against community displacement. They fight for the liberation of every marginalized group, including immigrants, people of color, women, gays, lesbians, transgender communities, and all the poor of the world. Movement for Justice in the Barrio is part of The Other Campaign, initiated by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

Movimiento’s members, at over 600 strong, have never taken on a battle they have not won. In addition to taking on and defeating greedy landlords and multi-national corporations, they also target the city institutions and politicians who facilitate gentrification and displacement. Of the many organizing tactics and strategies members utilize to build solidarity with other organizations and advance their struggle, include Zapatista-inspired community consultations (consultas) and gatherings (Encuentros).

Talks and Film Screenings

Gentrification and Resistance
24 March 2011, 4pm – 6pm
Sidney Smith Hall Rm. 5017B, 100 St. George

El Barrio is Not for Sale, It is to be Loved & Defended with speakers
from OCAP and NOII-TO
25 March 2011, 6pm – 8pm (incl. Community dinner)
St Lukes United Church, 353 Sherbourne Ave

El Barrio is Not for Sale & The Other Campaign with speakers from Barrio Nuevo
26 March 2011, 4pm – 6pm
Accents Bookstore, 1790 Eglinton West

Videos from their actions:

Inspired by these amazing talk take to the street on On April 1 to Raise the Rates! & on May 1, March for Status for All!


El Movimiento por Justicia en el Barrio de Nueva York: El Barrio NO ESTA EN VENTA y debemos Amarlo y Defenderlo
24-26 de marzo 2011, Toronto

Venga a escuchar a Juan Haro y Maria Mercado del Movimiento por Justicia en el Barrio, activistas en East Harlem en la ciudad de Nueva York. Estarán en Toronto compartiendo las historias de sus luchas, conectarse con organizaciones y recoger fondos.

El Movimiento por Justicia en el Barrio es una organización compuesta principalmente por residentes inmigrantes en la ciudad de Nueva York luchando por dignidad humana y en contra del desplazamiento de sus comunidades. Su lucha es por la liberación de cada grupo marginalizado, incluyendo a los inmigrantes y personas de color, mujeres, personas de la comunidad LGBTQ y los pobres de la tierra.

Mas de 600 personas hace parte de el Movimiento y nunca han tenido una batalla que no hayan ganado. Ademas de enfrentarse a la codicia de los duenos de las propiedades y corporaciones multi-nacionales, tambien han desafiado las instituciones en Nueva York y politicos que han facilitado el desplazamiento de los inquilinos.

Inspirados por las luchas de liberación Nacional de los Zapatistas en Chiapas, Mexico, los miembros del Movimiento utilizan tácticas y estrategias para construir solidaridad con otras organizaciones y fortalecer sus esfuerzos incluyendo consultas y encuentros con las comunidades.

Conferencias y proyección de películas

Gentrificación y resistencia
24 de marzo 2011, 4pm-6pm
Sidney Smith Hall Rm. 5017B, 100 St. George

El Barrio no se vende! Se ama y se defiende!
(con ponentes de OCAP y NOII-TO)
25 de marzo 2011, 6pm – 8pm (incluye cena communitaria)
St Lukes United Church, 353 Sherbourne Ave

El Barrio no se vende & La Otra campaña
(con ponentes de Barrio Nuevo)
26 de marzo 2011, 4pm – 6pm
Accents Bookstore, 1790 Eglinton West

Videos de sus acciones:

Inspirados/as por estas presentaciones, tomen la calle:
- 1er de abril para exigir una subida de los prestamos de asistenica social -- (Raise the Rates!
- 1er de mayo para exigir papeles para todos y todas -- (March for Statusfor All!


Organized by: No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Graduate Geography Studies Union, Barrio Nuevo, CUPE 3902, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, South Asian Womens' Rights Organization

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