Status For Omar: A Community Dinner & Fundraiser

22 décembre 2018 | معتمد Solidarity, Canada, Palestine

    Saturday January 19, 2019
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    CSU Lounge
    Concordia University- Hall Building, 7th floor
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, H3G 1M8
    Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehà:ka territories
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Join us for an evening of Palestinian food, music and dance in solidarity with Omar, for status, justice and dignity.

In June 2017, Omar, a stateless Palestinian refugee living and working in Canada for almost a decade, launched a public campaign, appealing directly to Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau demanding that he be granted permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and that he be allowed to reunite with his wife and seven children, from whom he has been separated for the past ten years.

Omar arrived in Montréal in 2008 fleeing violence and discrimination in occupied Palestine. Following the refusal of his refugee claim on arrival, Omar has been left in limbo, unable to obtain status, but unable to return to Palestine. Over the last months, Omar received news that his wife and children must complete medical examinations and submit various documentation as part of the processing of his application. These costs are now surpassing $5,000. While we have received support from various organizations, and individuals via gofundme, we need to continue the fundraising efforts.

We invite you to this community dinner to not only help raise funds but also to extend your solidarity and warmth in support of Omar.

Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

For more information on Omar’s campaign:

Accessibility Information:
* The venue is wheelchair-accessible, with step-free access, automatic doors and an accessible washroom.
* Childcare will be provided.
* Whisper translation (English and French) will be available.

For any questions relating to accessibility or allergies, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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