let them stay week 2011: events across canada

Still plenty of events to come!

Support US Iraq War Resisters: Join Let Them Stay Week, January 15-22, 2011

From January 15 to 22 people across Canada will participate in a national "Let Them Stay Week".

Join Canadians from coast to coast to show support for Iraq War resisters, who are currently threatened with deportation by the minority Conservative government.

Events planned so far:


Film screening: "Winter Soldier"

Friday, January 21
7:00 p.m.
Conserver House
180 St. John Street
Fredericton, NB

Cinema Politica Fredericton and the Fredericton Peace Coalition present a film screening of Winter Soldier, a documentary of Vietnam War veterans speaking out against the atrocities they witnessed.

For more info: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org or info@frederictonpeace.org.

Grand Forks

Film screening and discussion

Friday January 13th
7:00 p.m.
Room 8
Selkirk College
Grand Forks, BC

Sponsored by Boundary Peace Initiative, USCC Working Groups, KRUNA, Canadian Peace Alliance and War Resisters Support Campaign.

For more info: L4peace@telus.net.


Information Picket outside Passport Canada Office

Wednesday, January 19
12:00-1:00 pm
Maritime Centre
1505 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS

Join a peaceful information picket to hand out literature, hold signs and stand in solidarity with US war resisters who have sought refuge in Canada.


Film Screenings: "War Resisters Speak Out" and "Parallels"

Wednesday, January 19
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sobeys 260
Sobeys Building
Saint Mary's University
6136 University Avenue
Halifax, NS

Free public film screenings, all are welcome. Watch two recent films about war resistance: "War Resisters Speak Out", and "Parallels: Iraq and Afghanistan". These films tell the stories of courageous Americans who have left the US military, refused to serve in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have fled to Canada for refuge.

Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition and SMU PIRG.

For more info: Halifax Peace Coalition.


Video and discussion

Sunday, January 16
1:00 pm
Yonge Street Quaker Meeting House
17030 Yonge Street - north of Mulock Drive, south of Eagle Street
Newmarket, ON

Discussion will feature Iraq War resister Kimberly Rivera and Michelle Robidoux of the War Resisters Support Campaign.

Hosted by Yonge Street Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
For more info: 416.824.8421 or danpoisson@yahoo.ca.


Film screening of "War Resisters Speak Out", followed by discussion with US Iraq War resister Dean Walcott

Saturday, January 22
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Peterborough Public Library
345 Aylmer Street North
Peterborough, ON

For more info: stewart.britney@gmail.com.

St. John's

Film screening and art show

Monday, January 17
5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
LPSU Hall (Second Space)
3 Victoria Street
St. John's, NL

For more info: 709.726.6163.


Letter-writing day in support of US Iraq War resisters

For more info: ashandro@laurentian.ca.


Film, speakers, letter writing, refreshments.

Saturday, January 22
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON


Ashlea Brockway, who came to Canada with her husband Jeremy, after he refused to redeploy to Iraq

Alyssa Manning, legal counsel to many US war resisters in Canada

James Loney, member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, former hostage in Iraq

Jeremy Brockway, Iraq War resister, appearing via video

Fore more info: resisters@sympatico.ca or 416.598.1222.


Soldiers Shining the Light on the Truth: GI resistance - Vietnam / US Iraq War Resisters / Bradley Manning - Wikileaks

Film Screening of "Sir! No Sir!" and discussion with Rodney Watson, Iraq War resister living in sanctuary

Saturday, January 15
2:00 p.m.
First United Church
320 Hastings Street East
Vancouver, BC

For more info: samhouse.sarah@gmail.com.


Welcoming American War Resisters: A Canadian Tradition: Film Screening of "War Resisters Speak Out" and panel discussion

Thursday, January 20
7:00 p.m.
Langara College
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Forty years ago, tens of thousands of American soldiers and draftees who refused to join the war against Vietnam were welcomed in Canada. Today hundreds of soldiers who refused to deploy to Iraq have come to Canada. While they have been warmly welcomed by Canadians, our government has made strenuous efforts to send them back to the US to face prison sentences.

Join us for a panel discussion about defending the Canadian tradition of welcoming American war resisters.

The panel will include:

Ujjal Dosanjh, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South

Peter Prontzos, former US Marine, and Vietnam war resister, instructor of Political Science, Langara College

Rodney Watson, decorated Iraq war veteran, living in sanctuary in First United Church (via video conference)

For more info: 605.764.2580 or vanresisters@yahoo.ca.


War Resisters Write-In

Sunday, January 16
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
629 Toronto Street
Victoria, BC

Please join us to let Harper and Kenney know they must not depart war resisters, Americans who have left the military because they refuse (re)deployment to Iraq! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

For more info: vlannon@pacificcoast.net.


Information picket in support of US Iraq War resisters

Saturday January 15 and Saturday January 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ottawa Street, across from Market Square
Windsor, ON

Info: windsorpeace@hotmail.com


Iraq War resister Joshua Key speaks

Monday January 17
7:00 p.m.
McNally-Robinson Booksellers
Grant Park Shopping Centre
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB


Picket federal MP Vic Toews' office

Wednesday, January 19
1:30 p.m.
8-227 Main Street
Steinbach, MB

Info: 204.792.3371 or keepresisters@mts.net

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