OCAP | Connecting Our Struggles: Online Rally
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is a direct action anti-poverty organization that fights for more shelter beds, social housing, and a raise in social assistance rates.
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Connecting Our Struggles: Online Rally

Thursday July 9th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm.

As the status quo is crumbling – people are making a new world. This zoom rally says, enough is enough – we will connect our struggles and build a better world. Hear from activists in Grassy Narrows, from those supporting homeless encampments and undocumented folks, from sex worker organizing and from the movement against racist policing.

To register and get the zoom link, email digitalrally@protonmail.com. Bring signs for the rally, and be ready to yell at your computer. Or simply watch on this Facebook event page. The pandemic has given us more reason than ever to connect our struggles.

Speakers:

Greg Cook or Doug Johnson Hatlem will speak from the Encampment Support Network

Nigel Bariffe is a community organizer and an elementary teacher with the TDSB, Nigel is Board chair of the Urban Alliance on Race relations, board member of the Toronto Community Benefits Network and is trying to make the world a better place.

Elene Lam is the Founder and Executive Director of Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Networks). She has been involved in sex workers, labour, migrant, gender and racial justice movement for over 20 years. She is a PhD candidate at McMaster University.

Chrissy Isaacs is from Grassy Narrows Nation.

Mac Scott is an anarchist who works in the law go figure. He is currently organizing during Covid around migrant justice and access to health care for migrants. He has had 6 clients test positive and one die from CoVid. He works with OCAP and NOII and in his free time loves his family, cider, science fiction and bad suits not necessarily in that order.

At the end of the rally, we encourage those of you who can, to support these struggles in some direct way – call your councillor, poster your neighbourhood, send funds, chalk a wall, rally, march or scream out your window. We will add campaign links to the page.