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Downtown Eastsiders take a mock SRO to Pt. Grey for High Tea

by Tami Starlight

Wendy Pedersen & Itchy The Bedbug (Ron)
Scratchy the cockroach sips tea
Dave Murray (CCAP/RTR/VANDU) reads out the letter to the owner of 2707 Belmont Drive
Downtown Eastsiders take a mock  SRO to Pt. Grey for High Tea
Downtown Eastsiders take a mock  SRO to Pt. Grey for High Tea
Chewy the mouse (Stan K) & Itchy the Bedbug (Ron)
Downtown Eastsiders take a mock  SRO to Pt. Grey for High Tea
Downtown Eastsiders take a mock  SRO to Pt. Grey for High Tea
Mock SRO

In a typical fall west coast stormy day, 60 wet Vancouver downtown eastside residents, show up in West Pt Grey, bringing to light the massive inequality in the lower mainland.

I was entirely soaked, but the warm soup, coffee and community warmth, made it so much fun to be there. Even some of the workers came out for a coffee or cup of soup.

This one of many reasons I love the downtown eastside of Vancouver!

Tami Starlight / Unceeded Coast Salish Territory - Vancouver.

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

November 8, 2010

 

 

 

Downtown Eastsiders to take a mock  SRO to Pt. Grey for High Tea

 

Downtown Eastside residents and supporters plan to invade Point Grey with a mock SRO and two not-so-beloved creatures, Itchy the Bedbug and Creepy the Cockroach. They then plan to serve High Tea at a mystery location. The action, sponsored by Raise the Rates, will contrast living conditions for the poor and rich and point out that extreme income inequality actually shortens the lives of people who are poor and that unequal countries have more social problems than more equal countries.

 

The media is invited to:

·         See Downtown Eastside residents protest extreme wealth in the midst of poverty;

·         Learn facts about the impact of inequality;

·         Learn how inequality could be reduced.

 

When:  Tuesday, November 9 at 11 am

Where:  Meet at Westmount Park, 2nd and Blanca (Bus or drive to W. 4th and Blanca.  Walk or drive 2 blocks north on Blanca.  Park is right there.)

 

Raise the Rates is a coalition of BC groups that want governments to reduce poverty and inequality.

 

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Contact:  Wendy Pedersen at 604 839 0379   Dave Diewert at 604 253 1782

Raise the Rates c/o CCAP, 401 Main St., Vancouver, BC  V6A 2T7

http://www.raisetherates.org/home2.html

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