Posts Tagged "Racism"

When we don’t know our history we are doomed to repeat the errors of the past

One weekend we drove across the line with a soccer ball and after our fill of chasing the ball, we decided to go into a tavern to buy some pop.
…Joe had already gone in. I opened the door to enter…

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Racist Act of Internment Must Not Happen Again: Repeal C51

I had the opportunity to speak at the December 3, 2016 National Security Consultation in Vancouver. The Liberal government voted with the then Conservative government to pass C51 into law. This is wrong and they need to repeal it. I…

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Warrior Spirit is alive and well at NAJC

The 2016 National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) AGM and Conference was held in Calgary, and it was a jam-packed weekend of great discussions, learning, connecting, food & fun, and planning our direction for the future. The elections were held…

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In solidarity with the LGTBQ2 Community

As Pride parades and events are underway, many are taking the opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting. The signs say “never forget” and some list the names of the 49 who lost their lives in…

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Kent Wong: Building a New Labour Movement of a New Working Class

Kent Wong, UCLA Labor Center Director and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance National Executive Board founder, was in Vancouver tonight for the VDLC fundraiser for Queen Alexandra school. Kent was the keynote speaker and he shared his story about working with the…

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7th Annual Community March Against Racism

The 7th Annual Community March Against Racism took place on Saturday March 22, 2014 in Vancouver. People gathered at Victory Square, Cambie and Hastings, Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories. After some speeches and music, the marchers made their way through…

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The Role of Leaders in Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination: March 21, 2014, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2014 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

20 Mar ’14

A message from Lorene Oikawa, BCGEU vice president, co-chair of the Equity + Human Rights Committee, and chair of the BC Federation of Labour Human Rights Committee
Every…

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Some of my work in writing

I speak out on a range of issues and sometimes my words are captured in print. Here is some of my work in articles I’ve written or from interviews.

Article on CLiFF – Canadian Labour International Film Festival
(The Global Educator, Winter…

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Solidarity Spring Roars

Spring has come in with a roar.
Bargaining is occupying about 85% of the 65,000 BCGEU membership. For direct government members, BCGEU will be conducting a strike vote (deadline May 11, 2012) and looking for the 25,000 members to provide a…

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