Arts Labour Media release

Media advisory: migrant justice art launch and silent auction in Halifax

WHAT: No one is illegal – Halifax/Kjipuktuk (NOII-Hfx) will be hosting a community gathering to launch a migrant justice art project and to raise money for an emergency fund for migrants. For the Facebook event, see here.

WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 1-3pm

WHERE: Halifax Commons (behind the pavilion), 5816 Cogswell St. 

PHOTO OP: During the event, NOII-Hfx will be publically unveiling, for the first time, a series of large painted panels promoting the call for full and permanent immigration status for all migrants. The art project is titled, “United We Call: Status For All!”

NOII-Hfx is a grassroots, volunteer-based migrant justice organization that launched in September 2019. The organization is engaged in direct support, education, direct actions and advocacy in support of migrant rights in the province and beyond. NOII-Hfx’s Migrant Workers Program has provided support to over 1,300 people throughout Nova Scotia so far this year. 

In advance of the upcoming federal elections, NOII-Hfx is unveiling an art project calling for immigration status for all migrants, with no exceptions or exclusions. In addition, NOII-Hfx is hosting a silent auction, with items donated by local businesses. The funds raised will go to NOII-Hfx’s Migrant Solidarity Fund, which provides emergency financial support to migrant community members. The event will include music, poetry, radical storytelling and free snacks. 

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Media Contact: 

No one is illegal – Halifax/Kjipuktuk

noii.hfx@gmail.com 

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