This is a two part special on May Day and migrant resistance in Toronto.
In the first half, organizers with No One Is Illegal - Toronto discuss the upcoming May 1 2010 Status for All Day of Action and the history of May Day organizing for migrant justice in the city.
In the second half we have the radio documentary "On May Day, We March for Justice" by Susy Alvarez, featuring voices from the 2009 May Day of Action in Toronto.
In the past 6 years the struggle for justice for immigrants and refugees has grown immensely. Inspired by the individual and collective strength of Mohamed Cherfi, Kimberley Lizano-Sossa, Fahim Kayani, Shamim Akhtar, Isabel Garcia, Wendy Maxwell, the many others that we have known, and the countless others that have had to fight alone, the Migrant Justice movement has forefronted struggles of people of color, women, disAbled and queer migrants, particularly those without full status.
From the 2005 No One Is Illegal march from Montreal to Ottawa, to the first Toronto May Day of Action in 2006, to the take over of Yonge and Dundas square on May Day in 2009, we have worked tirelessly to create real meaningful change – stopping deportations, winning access to schools, and changing federal immigration policy.
Our show reports about the issues and struggles for justice, dignity and self-determination by migrants, refugees and indigenous peoples from the frontlines.
We air on the first and third Friday of every month on CKLN 88.1FM from 6:00-6:30pm
This show is co-hosted by Craig Fortier, Yogi Acharya, and Ryan Hayes.