Followup Meeting on Anti-Racist Organizing

Posted by admin on Nov 8th, 2007

Sunday November 11 from 6-8 pm. Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice. 672 E. Broadway (corner Fraser). Wheelchair accessible. Snacks and childcare provided.

On October 16, NOII hosted an emergency community forum on racism, immigrants, and immigration in response to increasing racial violence against racialized immigrants. Over 50-60 people participated in the community meeting and discussion. Several community groups gave presentations and updates on current struggles against racism, others offered historical perspectives on anti-racist organizing, while others shared personal experiences of racism. A majority of those in attendance were interested in continuing to work together on building and organizing a more effective and visible anti-racist movement, particularly one connected to understanding and fighting racial violence, giving voice to experiences of racism, as well as resisting structural racism as it manifests itself through colonization of indigenous lands, anti-immigrant measures, militarization and occupation globally, and capitalist neoliberal economic policies.

In addition, we hope to have more critical conversations on what anti-racist movements and ally work looks like, facilitating organizing of and active solidarity between individuals/communities of colour, as well as dialogue between individuals and communities on our diverse and nuanced experiences of racism.

Several concrete ideas were also proposed in this meeting: including a radical anti-racist day of action in March 2008, documenting incidents of racism and racial violence in order to break isolation and silence including personal testimonies through video/web/blog etc, ideas for popular education, and more.

We hope you will join us. For more information contact noii-van at or call 778 885 0040.

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