British Columbia Organization to Fight Racism

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British Columbia Organization to Fight Racism

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The British Columbia Organization to Fight Racism (BCOFR) was founded in November 1980, with the core leadership and the majority of its membership from the Indi-Canadian community in Vancouver. Many of the founders were also members of the Indian People's Assocation in North America (IPANA). The organization drew members from different communities and traversed ethnic and class lines. At its peak, BCOFR had close to 1,500 members, and its leadership consisted of a president, executive committee, and task-oriented committees. Some of BCOFR's activities included producing a newsletter and organizing social and educational activities to promote community awareness of racism. In addition, BCOFR petitoned, rallied, and campaigned against discriminatory immigration practices.


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