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How Black-led Groups Quickly Moved More Than 200 Asylum Seekers to Shelter

In the middle of a funding stalemate between Toronto and the federal government, over 200 asylum seekers were left sleeping on downtown Toronto streets. Ainsworth Morgan, co-founder of the 100 Strong Foundation, took action, rallying Black-led organizations. Working swiftly, they secured indoor shelter for the refugees within days. This proactive response highlights the power of community action and Black-led initiatives. While anti-Black racism played a role in the crisis, the Black community’s resilience and advocacy were instrumental in addressing the urgent needs of those affected. The crisis sheds light on ongoing struggles for support and rights, emphasizing the importance of mutual aid and solidarity within the Black community.

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