The 2015 Roger Inman Memorial Award recipient has had a busy year. The organization is a grassroots anti-colonial migrant justice group with leadership from members of migrant and/or racialized backgrounds.
Brian Peaslee, organizer says of the Award, "The generous funding we received was used to help cover legal fees for migrants facing deportation from Canada."
He adds that in addition to direct support for migrants, over the past year they also helped to organize a benefit concert that raised over $15,000 for a healing lodge at the Unist’ot’en Camp who are fighting for indigenous sovereignty against pipelines in in Northern BC. They produced an extensive report, web site and video series on the effects of changes to migration policy in Canada and took a lead role in the Refugees Welcome and Transportation Not Deportation campaigns in Vancouver.
The Annual Community March Against Racism came back to the Drive for its eighth year in March and was a great opportunity to gather together and raise our voices against injustice. Support the work of No One is Illegal-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories.
Click here to learn more and to become a financial sustainer. Recipient of the Roger Inman Memorial Award in 2015. Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Award. Click here for more information on the Inman Award and for the nomination criteria.