Bita Mary Eslami is an Irani exile and a forever Montrealer. For two decades she has supported non-status and migrant families, victims of police violence, promoted child care and worked to advance the international BDS movement in solidarity with Palestinians.

Former coordinator for the Immigrant Workers Center, falling 2 classes short of a bachelors in social work – she is currently working at Head & Hands establishing a focus in programming and support for Nigerian asylum seekers and criminalised/prison involved youth.