Transportation not Deportation Community Meeting

Transportation not Deportation Community Meeting
Wednesday April 1st from 6:30-8:30
YWCA 733 Beatty St, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/633732666772777/

As you have likely heard by now, Transit Police announced they will terminate their Memorandum of Understanding with Canada Border Services Agency.

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February 27 – Flood the Transit Police!

Flood the Transit Police!

The transit police board meeting is on Friday February 27th from 9 AM to 12 PM at #300 – 287 Nelson’s Court in New Westminster, right next to Sapperton Skytrain Station [accessibility information forthcoming, we are waiting to hear from Translink about the space ]

[The meeting starts at 9:00 am but we will be gathering outside, slightly earlier, at 8:30 am, and then go inside]

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/729546683825524/

The Transportation not Deportation campaign wants to bring our voices, demands and petition to the Transit police board. Every day that goes by, an average of one migrant is getting turned over to Canada Border Services Agenc by Transit police. We are calling for an immediate end to Translink and Transit police collaboration with Canada Border Services Agency.

Here are four ways to get involved:

1) The first part of the meeting is open for the public to attend and observe. Join us!

2) If you (as an individual or representative of your organization) are willing to speak, we encourage you to do so by filling out this short form by Feb 20 and emailing us at transportnotdeport@gmail.com to let us know you have done so:

http://www.translink.ca/en/About-Us/Corporate-Overview/Operating-Companies/Transit-Police/Transit-Police-Board/Board-Meetings.aspx#form

3) Please continue to sign and circulate the petition so we can present them with thousands of signatures:

https://www.change.org/p/translink-and-transit-police-stop-turning-public-transit-into-a-border-checkpoint

4) If your organization has not yet signed on, please email us ( transportnotdeport@gmail.com ) to be added as an organizational signatory:

https://transportationnotdeportation.wordpress.com/demands/

We hope to see you there and thanks for joining us in making clear that public transit should not be a border checkpoint!

Transportation not Deportation Community Meeting

Transportation not Deportation Community Meeting
Wednesday January 28th from 6:00-8:00
YWCA 733 Beatty St, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/419426174876342/

We’re calling on members of our communities to come together for a discussion about the collaboration of Translink and Transit Police with CBSA. At the meeting, we hope to share experiences and develop ideas, strategies and solutions on how we can collectively reach our goals. Possible strategic actions could include flooding the Transit Police Public Board Meeting and creating canvassing teams for major transit hubs.

If you are unable to attend please see how you can get involved here:
https://transportationnotdeportation.wordpress.com/get-involved/

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Event: Calling for access to transportation without fear! Stop transit police collaboration with CBSA!

Sunday, December 14 at 4:00pm
Main Street Skytrain Station

This vigil marks the one-year anniversary of Lucia Vega Jiménez’s detention. Please join us at Main Street Skytrain Station where Lucia was first stopped because she did not have fare.

¡Acceso al transporte público sin miedo! ¡Alto a la colaboración de la policía de tránsito con CBSA! Esta vigilia marca el primer aniversario de la detención de Lucía Vega Jiménez. Por favor, únanse a nosotros en la estación de Main, donde Lucía fue inicialmente detenida al no poseer su boleto de pago.

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Event: Stop the racial profiling and arrests! Access to translink without fear!

Stop the racial profiling and arrests! Access to translink without fear!

Wednesday October 15th from 6:00-8:00
YWCA 733 Beatty St, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469256423338435/

Every day in the Greater Vancouver area, at various skytrain stations and bus stops, transit police check fares and issue tickets. And every day, some of those people who cannot show proof of purchase are reported to Canada Border Services Agency.

Three hundred and twenty eight people were reported to CBSA by Transit Police last year, one-in-five of whom faced a subsequent immigration investigation. One of these people was Lucia Vega Jiménez, who later committed suicide in a detention center.

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