Far Right Extremists, White Supremacists Speaking in Vancouver

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A message from the Vancouver and District Labour Council:

On March 15, the Hellenic Community centre in Vancouver plans to host an event organized by the "UBC Free Speech Committee" and featuring Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. These individuals are internet personalities and authors who are associated with far-right extremism as well as white supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-feminist, and Islamophobic ideas, organizations, and activities. 

A variety of student, community, and anti-racist organizations and activists have already begun organizing to counter this event on March 15. Many are also pressing the Hellenic Community centre to reconsider hosting this event. 

If you would like to express your views on this event to the Hellenic Community centre, their contact information is as follows: 
Phone: 604-266-7148
Email: contact@helleniccommunity.org, outreach@helleniccommunity.org, alexandra@helleniccommunity.org
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/HellenicVancity/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellenicVanCity  

If the event should proceed, it will be broadly protested. The protest will be outside of the event venue at 4500 Arbutus (between King Edward and 33rd). As it appears to be a wide array of organizations and individuals who are organizing for this protest in their own ways, the VDLC is not endorsing any specific group or action. However, we encourage a strong community response in opposition to racism, fascism, and bigotry.