We maintain that although we live, love, and respect Canada, we have a long way to find justice in every corner of. We understand furthermore, that it is from within Canada that many of our communities are being hurt, especially our communities abroad in Latin America. We acknowledge that we have the responsibility to stand in solidarity with our communities at home, and with our sisters and brother in Latin America.

It is mainly through solidarity that our roots to Latin America can be reconnected. Solidarity is a human expression that goes beyond the mere practice of understanding other peoples struggles, but it is the commitment to strive together sharing that struggle.

As SURLA we will struggle against any force that attempts against the dignity and well being of any people or our mother earth.

We are consistent and aware, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

We will struggle with social movements, visible minorities, the LGBT community, for women’s rights, with communities in resistance, anywhere where its necessary.


“I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes

from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other

person. I have a lot to learn from other people.”

                                                                                             Eduardo Galeano