Thursday, October 30, 2014
Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (published by Architecture Observer 2014) documents the banality and violence of the architecture in contrast to the stories of daily resistance among immigration detainees. This book explores migrant detention centres in Canada, the fastest growing incarceration sector in North America's prison industrial complex, and questions the role of architectural design in the control and management of migrant bodies in such spaces. Using the conventional architectural tools of representation, we situate, spatialize, and confront the silenced voices of those who are detained and the anonymous individuals who design spaces of confinement.
The work is grounded in collective grassroots organizing, primarily through No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network. The research and production of this book was part of a Master of Architecture thesis at the University of Toronto.
Friday, Nov. 7
251 Bank St. 2nd Floor
This event is co-sponsored by OPIRG-Ottawa and End Immigration Detention Network.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tings Chak is a multidisciplinary artist trained in architectural design whose work draws inspiration from anti-colonial, migrant justice, prison abolition, and spatial justice struggles. She is an organizer with No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Donations from the event will go towards supporting migrants facing deportation in Ottawa.
The night will be filled with poetry, music and the chance to connect, being to being. With performances by: Lana K, Sarah Musa, Priya Shah, Lucila Al Mar, D-Lightful, Yusra Uzair, MGD, Ikenna Onyegbula, and Balam Santos. Beats by DJ Debonair.
Tickets sliding scale $7-10.
The event will take place on Friday, October 3 at 7pm at 78 Carruthers Ave.
Please note the event will be dry: meaning no alcohol or other substances will be consumed or sold at the event.
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1rGn8B0
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Here's a short history of im/migration to Canada/Turtle Island compiled by NOII members. Click to full-screen for a better experience.
If you were interested in being a core member, a Sanctuary City volunteer, or interested in support work with NOII, please join us!
If you weren't able to make our orientation meeting but are still interested in participating, come to the meeting! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'll be attending.
The meeting will take place at the University of Ottawa campus in the University Centre building, Room 207 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday, October 6.
Accessibility Notes: The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you need childminding or transcription, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Some pics from our afternoon public action & community feast on September 17 in honor of the 191 migrant detainees who have been on strike for a year in Lindsay, Ontario. More info at: http://endimmigrationdetention.com/.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Come to our recruitment event on September 29, Monday in Room 201 at the Jack Purcell Community Centre (320 Jack Purcell Lane) from 7pm to 9pm. You'll find out about how to get involved with us, information on our various campaigns, and resources we can provide.
We will post more information about the event (including childcare and accessibility info) as we get closer to the date.