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Harsha Walia

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Harsha Walia is a Canadian activist and writer based in Vancouver. She has been involved with No one is illegal, the February 14 Women's Memorial March Committee, the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, and several Downtown Eastside housing justice coalitions.[1][2] Walia has been active in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, feminist, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist movements for over a decade.[3]

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Walia was born in Bahrain to parents of Punjabi ancestry.[4][5][6] She later immigrated to Vancouver, Canada and studied law at the University of British Columbia.[7]

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  1. Collective, Kino-nda-niimi (2014). The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing. pp. 436. ISBN 9781894037518.
  2. "Author, activist Harsha Walia to speak on migrant justice". news.ok.ubc.ca. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. Walia (2013), p. 315.
  4. "Celebrating Womanhood: Harsha Walia". www.darpanmagazine.com.
  5. "We Need a World Without Borders on Our Increasingly Warming Planet". Global Policy Journal.
  6. "Hashtag #IStandWithHarsha shows support for former B.C. Civil Liberties Association executive director Harsha Walia". The Georgia Straight. 18 July 2021.
  7. MacLeod, Andrew (10 January 2020). "Harsha Walia: Looking Ahead with the New BCCLA Head". The Tyee.

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