Bring the NOIIse! Celebrate 10 years of No One Is Illegal

Posted by admin on Dec 6th, 2013

Bring the NOIIse!

An extravaganza to celebrate 10 years of No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories


LUNCH served at 1 pm, EVENT from 2-5 pm

Please RSVP so we have # estimates for food:

(one block from Metrotown Skytrain Station)
Burnaby, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo, and Tsawwassen nations)

Event and lunch is free. Donations welcome to support NOII’s ongoing work.

* Opening by T’Uy’Tanat-Cease Wyss (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh – Squamish) and Cecilia Point (xÊ·məθkwÉ™yÌ“É™m – Musqueam)
* MCs Harjap Grewal, Katie Zalazar and Sean Devlin
* Keynote by Indigenous socialist feminist activist and author Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz
* Speakers and performers Khaled Barakat, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Alejandra Lopez, Kanahus Pelkey, Sozan Savehilaghi, Rup Sidhu, Gurpreet Singh, Unist’oten Action Camp, and others.
* Multimedia, poster installation, graphic history by Sam Bradd, participatory art led by Melanie Schambach and Daisy Chen
* Launch of Harsha Walia’s “Undoing Border Imperialism” with Carmen Aguirre, Jessica Danforth, Nassim Elbardouh, Karla Lottini, Cecily Nicholson, Lily Shinde, and Harsha Walia

Save the date, bring your friends, and spread the word. It will be a fun-tastic time as we age into a new decade of growing resistance and community with all of you!


* Accessibility details:

This is a child-friendly event so please do bring your children and we ask everyone to please respect and celebrate that children will be in the space. There will also be free childcare on-site in an adjacent room. Please let us know if you have any specific childcare needs and any pertinent information (eg allergies). We are expecting approximately 25 children so if you are able to let us know the age of your child in advance that would be helpful.

The lunch we are serving is wild salmon (from the Heiltsuk nation), there will also be vegan and vegetarian and gluten free chickpea stew.

Whisper translation will be available from English to Spanish, Arabic, Punjabi and Farsi. We are in the process of confirming further languages. Please note some of the speakers will be briefly speaking in their own (non-English) languages – given our organizing in communities of colour and anticolonial self-expression, these presentations will *not* be translated into English.

There will be ASL interpretation and the video we are screening will be captioned.

We will have one-zone bus tickets available at the welcome table. If you are a coming from the DTES area, there will be a van providing free transport at around 12:30 pm.

Access to Bonsor Community Center is on the ground level and the front entrance is equipped with an automatic door. The room where the event is being held is on the 2nd floor, access to which is by two flights of stairs or a wide elevator. The room has two large inward swinging doors and is wheelchair and scooter accessible, as are the bathrooms on the floor. For full accessibility information:

If you want further details about any of the above or have any other accessibility-related questions, please contact us directly at If you are willing to assist us in any of the above, we would greatly appreciate it and please do get in touch! Thank you.

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