Reminder! COPE 40th Anniversary Bash!
…with Wyckham Porteous, Aaron Nazrul and
Chelsea Johnson

40th PosterUpdate: Reception to be hosted by MLA
Jenny Kwan and Vancouver District Labour Council president Bill Saunders!
Legendary COPE Activist Ben Swankey will also be in attendance.

Lordy, lordy, COPE is forty! Join COPE friends, members, candidates and
electeds old and new for a night of great music and fun.

What: COPE 40th Anniversary Bash

Who: Wyckham Porteous, Aaron Nazrul
and Chelsea Johnson with COPE friends

For more, see

When: Friday, March 28, 2008

Meet and Greet with electeds and candidates, old and new from 7:30-9pm. Hosted
by MLA, Jenny Kwan and VDLC President, Bill Saunders.

Music at 9:30 until late.

Where: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880
Triumph St (just off the #4, 7, 10, 16 or 20 bus lines)

Tickets are $15-$40, sliding scale.
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Please contact the COPE office at 604-255-0400, pick them up at the Coop
Bookstore (1391 Commercial Drive),
email or get them at the door.


Join us on March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racism, to show
our communities collective strength in challenging ongoing racism. Canadian multiculturalism
is not enough!

Friday March 21 at 1 pm
(Good Friday Holiday)
Meet at Clark Park on Commercial Drive and 14th

– Bring your children and family.
– There will be food, water and snacks during the march.
– Rest vehicles will accompany the march.
– All welcome!

For centuries, communities have led countless courageous struggles against racism
and the many ways in which it manifests itself in our daily lives. Although many would like to believe that
racism no longer exists, we are reclaiming the tradition of anti-racist marches
to reveal the ugly truth about the worsening reality of racism both locally and
globally. Join us on March 21 to celebrate the dignity, strength, and
resilience of our

– End individual and institutional racism, racial violence, and racial profiling!
– Stop the theft of indigenous lands!
– End all racist wars and occupations!
– Stop the deportations now!
– Living wages, healthcare, education, and housing for all!

Events organized and supported by a community network including No One Is Illegal,
Indigenous Action Movement, Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation, Canadian Arab
Federation, John Graham Support, Siraat Collective, Association of Chinese
Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, DTES Elders Council, SIKLAB –
Overseas Filipino Workers Organization, Anniversaries of Change, International
Indigenous Youth Conference Secretariat, Canadian Muslim Union, Asian Society
for the Intervention of AIDS, Justicia for Migrant Workers, Al-Awda Vancouver,
Salaam Vancouver, Iranian Federation of Refugees, Cafe Rebelde Coalition,
VIRSA, Latin American Connexions, Hogans Alley Memorial Project, Filipino
Nurses Support Group, La Surda Latin American Collective, Indigenous Free
School, Communities for Laibar Singh, Canadian Network for Democratic Nepal,
Canada Palestine Association, Group of Relatives and Friends of Political Prisoners
in Mexico, South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, Consejo Indigena
Popular de Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magon (CIPO-Vancouver), Chetna Dalit
Association, Philippine Women Centre of BC, Coalition of South Asian Women
Against Violence, Vancouver Status of Women, The North Shore Women’s Centre, Battered Women Support Services, Friends of Women in the Middle
East Society, Women Against Violence Against Women, Grassroots Women, Canadian
Union of Postal Workers, Hospital Employees Union, Industrial Workers of the
World, SFU Teaching Support Staff Union, Vancouver District Labour Council,
Canadian Union of Public Employees – Local 1004, Gallery Gachet, Rhizome Cafe,
New World Theatre, Colouring Book Project, UBC Realities of Race, SFU Public
Interest Research Group, BC Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines,, Anti Poverty Committee, Politics Re-Spun, Building Bridges to
Chiapas, Alliance of People’s Health, International Solidarity Movement
Vancouver, SFU Interfaith Summer Institute Community Consultative Committee,
Vancouver District Labour Council Young Workers Committee, Filipino-Canadian
Youth Alliance, UBC Students for a Democratic Society and others.

March 20, 2008

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