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Van.Act (Vancouver Action) Town Hall

by Tami Starlight

Van.Act (Vancouver Action) Town Hall
Van.Act (Vancouver Action) Town Hall
Van.Act (Vancouver Action) Town Hall

Van.Act - Vancouver Action holds DTES community "town hall" regarding planning a tent village at the troubled Athletes Village site.

Approximately 50 people were in attendance at First United Church. (at Gore & Hastings) Well attended with people from the downtown eastside and as far away as Ladner.

Many people there were enthusiactic, yet unsure of the process.

The statement from Van.Act is:

Ending homelesness.

End gentrificaiton

End the criminalization of poverty.

Tristan Markle - Van. Act member, spoke about the "hopeful organic outcomes of the event itself regarding messaging and focus".

Teresa Diewert: community activist spoke of "the importance of joining the fight for social housing at Athletes Village to the DNC - Downtown Eastside Neighborhood Council's - Fight For 10 Sites Campaign". See:

They plan on holding their next "town hall" meeting at the First United Church next Sun at the same time. (Sun, Jan 30, 2011 - 2pm)


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Rocking story, Ms. Starlight!

Keep 'em coming :)

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