Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Meeting

Date: November 20th, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM
Meeting Spot: Citadel Theater 9828- 101A Avenue
Dear community members of Edmonton,

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is happy to invite you to participate in a mob to defend non-citizen children and youth rights in Canada, which will be organized by Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Youth Network Edmonton with the support of the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and Catholic Social Services in Edmonton, on November 20th, 2011. This event is part of a larger national flash mob happening around the Universal Day of the Child, 20 November 2011.

In June 2012, the United Nations will examine Canada on its respect for children’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Canada still has work to do on refugee and immigrant children’s rights if it wants to pass the exam. This is a great opportunity to push for change! This fall, groups of young people are organizing flash mobs from coast to coast to urge Canada to respect non-citizen children and youth rights. So far, flash mobs are taking place in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Montreal and St John’s. Amongst other things, we are uniting to demand that Canada stop detaining children for immigration purposes. For more information, please see refer to this link: http://ccrweb.ca/en/youthrights/frontpage.

In order to raise awareness about the fact that Canada still needs to work in making sure that the rights of all children are respected, we invite you to join us on November 20th, 2011 We will be meeting at the lobby of The Citadel Theater at 2pm, there we will explain what are we going to do during the flash mob and where will it be. We encourage participants to wear light blue colors and bring objects that remind people about their childhood; ie. toys, teddy bears, dolls etc.

To make this a successful initiative, we need a large public attending the flashmob. We are counting on your presence to attend this event.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.

In solidarity,

Juliana Cortes
CCR Youth Ambassador
780 920 1102

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/canadian-council-for-refugees-ccr-meeting/

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