Toronto: Pride 2005 - REMEMBER AND REPRESENT FOR QUEEN NZINGA

Pride 2005 - REMEMBER AND REPRESENT FOR QUEEN NZINGA
STATUS FOR ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Last year, Queen Nzinga (Wendy Maxwell) was kicking butt at Pride. Through CKLN she worked to amplify her communities' voices to the streets and the airwaves -- and also to bring Pride to her communities.

Wendy Maxwell lived amongst us for seven years, as one of the tens of thousands of people fighting for status and the right to stay in Canada -- until March 8 2005, when she was captured and quickly deported. She remains strong and determined to return with her children to Canada, where she made her home for so long as a proud contributor to the community.

This weekend, let's march in the spirit of Nzinga and the countless others who are stolen from our families, our workplaces, our social scenes, from our beds and backyards, from our schools and offices and coffeeshops.

Let's march in Toronto, at the same time as non-status people and their allies are coming to the end of their historic seven-day "Solidarity Across Borders" march from Montreal to Ottawa -- a march demanding status, dignity and justice for all.

Stop the detentions and deportations! STATUS FOR ALL!

Join the Wendy Maxwell Support Committee contingents
in the Dyke March and the Pride Parade.

SATURDAY JUNE 25, DYKE MARCH
BEGINS: 2pm at Church & Hayden
MEET: Free brunch @ noon
Toronto Women's Centre 563 Spadina, north of College
* the Dyke March is open to all LGB women and other "dyke-identified" folks, the brothers are encouraged to support from the sidelines on this one.

SUNDAY JUNE 26, PRIDE PARADE
MEET: 1pm, on Bloor between Jarvis and Church
LOOK OUT: We are #M46

Nzinga, we send our loudest proudest shout-outs to you!