Asian Canadian Labour Alliance statement for Asian Heritage Month 2022
"The heart never knows the colour of the skin." Chief Dan George
West Coast Coalition
The various members of this coalition respectfully acknowledge that we live on the traditional, ancestral. and unceded lands of the following nations: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Kwikwetlem, Katzie, Kwantlen, and Matsqui and Sema:th (Sumas) of Stó:lō nation. We thank the elders who have preserved these beautiful lands of mountains, rivers and lakes.
We recognize the responsibility of all those who live as occupiers on these lands to support and centre the work of those who have cared for the land since time immemorial.
Who Are We?
WC-CARS is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to positive change in the struggle against racism.
Robyn Maynard delivered the inaugural Professor Chin Bannerjee Memorial Lecture in Anti-Racism on 13 Oct 2022
"Roots, Rhythms, Resistance," a three-day symposium organized by WC_CARS in May 2022 brought together scholars, artists, activists, musicians, and community workers to explore, examine, and discuss topical issues such as food sovereignty, labour justice, and racism in health care. At three different venues, community members attended and participated--in-person and online--making Roots, Rhythms, Resistance a successful event. The recordings of the three days can be accessed via the following links: