Emergency Meeting to Stop Deportation of Iraq War Resister Kim RiveraExport this event to calendar

Thursday, September 13, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Kimberly Rivera is a former US soldier who sought asylum in Canada after refusing to re-deploy to Iraq in 2007. Kim, her husband and four children including a Canadian-born daughter and son face deportation from Canada.
 
Please join us for this emergency meeting to receive an update on the Rivera case, hear from historians from the University of Waterloo about the history of conscientious objection to immoral, unjust, and illegal wars and, more importantly, what you can do to ensure Kim Rivera remains in Canada as a permanent resident.
On August 30, 2012, Kimberly Rivera received a deportation notice from
Citizenship and Immigration Canada for September 20 at which time she would be returned to the United States Army to face court-martial for desertion and could receive up to five years in military prison and a felony conviction. A felony conviction would eliminate her ability to vote, receive federal student loans, federal housing, and other civil and political rights in the United States.
 
 
Speakers:
 
Luke Stewart, PhD Candidate, History, University of Waterloo. Stewart is a member of the steering committee of Historians Against the War (HAW) and active supporter of the War Resisters Support Campaign. He is currently working on an edited collection of statements and testimonials of Iraq war resisters who fled to Canada during the "war on terror".
 
Dr. Andrew Hunt, History, University of Waterloo. Dr. Hunt is a scholar of
the Vietnam-era in the United States and has published widely on the
anti-Vietnam War movement. As a child of Vietnam resisters who fled to
Canada, Dr. Hunt understands the day-to-day struggles resisters face and has been a strong supporter of Iraq war resisters since their arrival in
 
Dr. Marlene Epp, History & Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel
University College. Dr. Epp has written widely on women, immigration and refugees in Canadian history and has been a strong supporter of Iraq war resisters seeking sanctuary. Dr. Epp is also the Chair of the Board of
Directors for the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support.
 
Location 
EV3 - Environment 3
3412
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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