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Sat. Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm
Starts at Cordova and Columbia, just west of Main St.
Unceded Coast Salish Territories
* Homes for People, not Profit for Real Estate!
* Homes not Jails!
* Homes not Pipelines!
* Rent Control not Social Control!
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On Saturday Sep 15 at 1:30 pm, join the Downtown Eastside Women Centre
Power of Women Group in the 6th Annual March for Women’s Housing and March
This year we continue to march for housing, childcare, and healthcare for
all low-income residents in the DTES. We want no more evictions, no more
displacement, and no more gentrification in our neighourhood. We know that
the growing number of cops and condos in the DTES is part of a larger
pattern to destroy and privatize neighourboods, communities, and the land.
We want to live free: free from BC Housing controls, free from violence
against women, and free from this system that is hurting and killing us.
We invite groups to bring their banners and anything else for our festive
march. All genders are welcome and celebrated. Please bring your drums and
regalia. This march is child-friendly and there will be a rest-vehicle for
elders. Spread the word!
Email: email@example.com or Phone: 778 885 0040
The DTES Power of Women Group is a group of women (we are an inclusive
group) from all walks of life who are either on social assistance, working
poor, or homeless; but we are all living in extreme poverty. Our aim is to
empower ourselves through our experiences and to raise awareness from our
own perspectives about the social issues affecting the neighbourhood. Many
of us are single mothers or have had our children apprehended due to
poverty; most of us have chronic physical or mental health issues for
example HIV and Hepatitis C; many have drug or alcohol addictions; and a
majority have experienced and survived sexual violence and mental,
physical, spiritual, and emotional abuse. For indigenous women, we are
affected by a legacy of the effects of residential schools and a history
of colonization and racism.