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West Indian Standing Conference
The West Indian Standing Conference (WISC) was formed in the early 1960s as an umbrella group for West Indian organisations in Britain. They had no fixed home, though they campaigned throughout their life for a West Indian Centre in London. In the 1960s, they ran regular meetings at the West Indian Students Centre, which also later became their home in 1976, following a sit-down occupation of the building after West Indian governments threatened to pull their funding for it.The Standing Conference played a key role in black London politics, heading or joining campaigns, providing regular spokespeople on political issues of the day, and also including in its membership the members of many other London organisations.