Activism in Niagara: March - May highlights
Thousands across Canada rallied on March 18th & 19th in support of Migrant Worker's Alliance for Change call for full and permanent status for all. Read: Niagara Falls shows support for asylum seekers with anti-racism rally.
Over 100 people gathered downtown St. Catharines on March 31st to celebrate Trans Joy on Trans Day of Visibility, with a march and community gathering organized by the Niagara Trans Action Coalition! Read: Trans Joy Felt in Downtown St. Catharines - Niagara This Week.
Niagara Free Store had its first pop up of the season on April 22nd!
Niagara Free Store in the news - Read the article from Niagara This Week on the work of the Niagara African Carribean Culture Association & the Free Store to support refugee families in Niagara: Pressing need for donations to help thousands of new asylum seekers get settled
The May Day 2023 Niagara Organizing Coalition celebrated International Worker's Day on May 1st! With support from over 30 community organizations, folks gathered in Welland to celebrate worker's rights, showcasing worker solidarity and their demands for change in Niagara. Want to get involved post-May Day? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to continue the fight for decent work for all!
Niagara Regional Native Centre and partners honoured MMIWG2S at Red Dress Day on May 5th in downtown St. Catharines.
The Titillating Talks team held their monthly "Titillating Talks Speaker Series" this April as part of May Day 2023 Niagara events. The For the Love of Labour! panel featured various labour activists, and did a deep dive into the importance of labour organizing, solidarity across borders, and how to create a united labour movement that leaves no worker behind. Recordings and materials from past events can be accessed here.
Black Owned 905, in collaboration with BMRKT, kicked off their second annual "Spring Ting" Market in downtown St. Catharines in Market Square with over 40 vendors!