Community Forum in Support of Laibar Singh

Posted by admin on Jan 5th, 2008

Saturday Jan 12. Doors 5:45 pm. Starts at 6 pm. Alma VanDusen Room. Vancouver Public Library. 350 West Georgia Street. FREE

The recent case of paralyzed Laibar Singh facing deportation to India has created much debate. Come hear from trade unionists, community organizations, academics, faith groups, and legal experts about why they are supporting Laibar Singh as well as broader issues of migration and race in Canada.

Speakers include:

* Zool Suleman: immigration lawyer and legal counsel for Laibar Singh. He is also the coordinator of a Stop Racial Profiling Campaign.
* Iris Taylor: Canadian Labour Congress
* Denise Nadeau: Denise has a Doctorate of Ministry, is a theologian, and Acting Director of the Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements at Simon Fraser University. She was part of the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition in Montreal and has published several articles on refugees and asylum seekers from a Christian perspective.
* South Asian community organizers and media commentators Gurpreet Singh and Gurinder Dhaliwal who have been heavily involved in this campaign.
* John Price: John Price is associate professor of history at the University of Victoria and recently completed a study of Mackenzie King and the consolidation of white supremacy in Canada.
* Fred Muzin: President of Hospital Employees Union

Organized by Communities for Laibar Singh (Vancouver) For extensive Background Information Call 604 779 7430 or 778 885 0040. Email

Supporters of this campaign include the Canadian Labour Congress, Hospital
Employees Union, BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Council of Canadians BC/Yukon Chapter, Multifaith Action Committee, Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, Solidarity Across Borders Montreal, No One Is Illegal, Vancouver Status of Women, Interfaith Community Consultative Committee of the SFU Interfaith Summer Institute, Ligue des droits et libertés du Québec, Student Christian Movement of Canada, Students for a Democratic Society UBC, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Vancouver Catholic Worker, Immigrant Workers Centre Montreal, Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sikh Society Abbotsford, Sri Guru Ravidass society Burnaby, Dasmesh Darbar Surrey, Canadian Singh Sabbha Surrey, Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Surrey, Holy Satsang Foundation Surrey, Akali Singh Sikh Society Vancouver, BC Hindu Mandir Burnaby, Khalsa Diwan Society New Westminister, B.C. Khalsa Darbar Society, Gurudwara Khalsa Darbar Vancouver, Fraser Valley Hindu Temple Abbotsford, and more.

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