Jan 9, 2020

Harsha Walia – Executive Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is thrilled to announce that Harsha Walia has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).

Harsha has always been known to the BCCLA as a generous ally who approaches community organizing with skill and humility. She has collaborated with the BCCLA on numerous important campaigns over the years, including a recent collaboration against discriminatory police stops in the Downtown Eastside, the Justice for Lucía Vega Jiménez campaign, the Transportation Not Deportation campaign to end Metro Vancouver Transit Police’s collaboration with CBSA, and public calls to shut down CBSA’s unethical “Border Security” reality TV show.​

Harsha’s background as a community organizer and popular educator, and her work with Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and migrant communities, brings a unique set of skills and relationships to the BCCLA that will support the goals in their 5-year strategic plan. A prolific writer, she is the author of Undoing Border Imperialism, and co-author of Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration and Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Harsha is legally trained, a passionate orator, and a strong advocate.

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