January 16th We Are Jose Events Across Canada, join in!



A Canadian campaign to reverse the deportation order against José Figueroa

People from all walks of life and community-based organizations are joining forces to reverse the deportation order against José Figueroa and his family and are making a call to all to join the WE ARE JOSE campaign. Several initiatives are being organized for the WE ARE JOSE Campaign held across several Canadians cities on January 16th, 2011.

WE ARE JOSE supporters believe that the Canadian government’s decision to deport José is a mistake and that this error impacts not only Jose and his family but also puts many Canadians of Salvadorean origin at risk of deportation. The campaign requests that the Canadian government, in particular the Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, respond to the demand to grant José an exemption by January 16th declaring him no threat to national security, in honour of the Salvadorean Peace Agreement and as a reminder to Canadians that our country played a key role in putting an end to El Salvador’s bloody 12-year civil war.

Join the WE ARE JOSE National Day of support, Jan. 16 2011

In Ottawa, ON:

Vigil at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin St. (at Lisgar), 4:30pm
Bring candles, lanterns and banners. Guest speakers & artists!

In Langley, BC:
Vigil at Walnut Grove Luthern Church, 6:00 pm
20530 88th Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 2Y6                                                                   Bring candles. Guest speakers and music!

In Toronto, ON:

San Lorenzo Church, 22 Wenderly Drive Toronto, ON Sunday, January 16 · 1:30pm – 2:30pm. The vigil will take place after the regular noon mass at San Lorenzo.

For more information please contact :  wearejose@gmail.com

Or you may contact Ottawa: Laura Avalos, Salvadorian Canadian Association of Ottawa, 819.319.0904; Vancouver: Sasha Wood, 604.540-2126, Langley, B.C., Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, 20530-88 Avenue, Langley


2 responses to “January 16th We Are Jose Events Across Canada, join in!

  1. Can only join the cause by virtual world, but HOPE it can make a difference!

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