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On Episode 34 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Scott Neufeld and Nicolas Crier
Date created: 2019-12-10
Episode 16 features Libby Davies, an activist and former Member of Parliament for Vancouver East. Libby spent the past four decades advocating for the Downtown Eastside community as a grassroots organizer, and an elected representative at the municipal and federal levels. She was also the first publicly out woman to be elected to parliament in Canada. SFU’s Melissa Roach and Jamie-Leigh Gonzales interview Libby about her newly released memoir, “Outside In”, covering her early days of community organizing, her experiences as a woman in politics, and representing her community’s concerns in Ottawa.
Date created: 2019-05-06
Interview for the Below the Radar podcast episode 6. Am Johal interviews Binners’ Project staff members Davin Boutang and Anna Godefroy.
Date created: 2018-12-17
Interview for the Below the Radar podcast episode 7. Am Johal interviews beekeepers Sarah Common and Kevin Sleziak.
Date created: 2019-01-02
Interview for the Below the Radar podcast episode 8. Jamie-Leigh Gonzales interviews Jessica Hannon and Peter Thompson about Megaphone magazine and the Hope in Shadows calendar.
Date created: 2019-01-14
Interview for the Below the Radar podcast episode 9. Jamie-Leigh Gonzales interviews Sarah Blyth about the opioid crisis in Vancouver.
Date created: 2019-01-28
Date created: 2020-10-08
Ken Lyotier has lived and worked in the Downtown Eastside since the late 1970s, and is the founder and former Executive Director of United We Can. Ken founded United We Can, a non-profit bottle depot, in 1995 in order to provide work experience opportunities and income for residents of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. A community leader, Ken has advised the city of Vancouver and many other groups on social issues, such as medical and housing services and poverty alleviation in Vancouver's inner-City. His work has been well recognized. He is a recipient of the Medal for Meritorious Service by the Governor-General of Canada, an Environmental Citizenship Award by the Province of British Columbia, the Civic Merit Award by the City of Vancouver, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of British Columbia. Resources:— United We Can: www.unitedwecan.ca/— Binners' Project: www.binnersproject.org/— CBC IDEAS documentary on Ken Lyotier: www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/meet-ke…l-kennedy-1.5188962
Date created: 2021-11-16
Lama Mugabo is a Community Planner with twenty years of progressive leadership experience. In 2005, Mugabo co-founded BBR – Building Bridges with Rwanda, a non-profit organization designed to create a platform for collaboration between international volunteers and Rwandan people who are working to rebuild their society. At Hogan's Alley Society, Lama coordinates community engagement activities that offer opportunity for members of Diaspora, to build community locally and globally.Resources:— Hogan's Alley Society: www.hogansalleysociety.org/— Building Bridges with Rwanda: www.bbrwanda.org/— Carnegie Community Action Project: www.carnegieaction.org/— Raise the Rates: www.facebook.com/RaiseTheRatesBc/— SFU Institute of Diaspora Research & Engagement: www.sfu.ca/diaspora-institute.html— Remember Rwanda 25 Legacy Project: give.sfu.ca/ways-to-give/fund/rr25-legacy-project
Date created: 2021-11-02
Scott has 30 years plus of advocacy, from Canada's most impoverished/oppressed postal code, the downtown east side of Vancouver through to municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. He currently is the executive director and founding director of Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE) society. Resources: Aboriginal Live in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE): https://alivesociety.ca/ ALIVE Report: Our Place, Our Home, Our Vision: Youth Voices of East Vancouver: https://alivesociety.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/alive-youth-policy-report-V02.pdf
Micheal Vonn is CEO of PHS Community Services Society, previously known as the Portland Hotel Society.For fifteen years, Micheal was the Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Faculty of Law and in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, she taught civil liberties and information ethics.Through her work in HIV/AIDS, Micheal has been granted both an AccolAIDS Award and a Red Ribbon Award. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Keith Sacré Library Champion Award for support, guidance and assistance given to the BC library community. Resources: PHS Community Services Society: https://www.phs.ca/about/Pigeon Park Savings: https://www.phs.ca/our-services/pigeon-park-savings/BC Civil Liberties: https://bccla.org/AIDS Vancouver: https://www.aidsvancouver.org/
Date created: 2022-04-12
Jules was born and raised in Kitsilano, but has spent most of her adult life in the Downtown Eastside.Jules is no stranger to activism. She's a peer support/outreach worker for SWUAV (Sex Workers United Against Violence) and is involved with the B.C. Association for People on Methadone and the B.C. Centre on Substance Use. Jules is a co-author of Research 101 Ethics Manifesto, Community Ethics & Cultural Production Empowering Informed Consent Cards and Opioids, A Survivor's Guide. She is one of the first peers/vendors from Megaphone to have completed a peer journalism mentorship through Megaphone and Langara College. Jules has been a Megaphone vendor since 2003 and joined Megaphone's Speakers Bureau in 2019. Jules feels at home in the DTES, saying there is no other community like it. And she has a message for those outside the DTES who are dismissive of its residents and the formidable challenges they face: "Stop acting like it's not their problem. It is everyone's problem." The two most pressing issues, Jules says, are the lack of affordable housing and the ongoing overdose crisis. Elaine Schell was born and raised in southern Ontario and came to B.C. in the early 1990s when she was in her 20s.Her landing in Vancouver was a rough one, with Elaine living on the streets for a few months. But getting connected through the Carnegie Community Centre and other people who were also struggling helped Elaine find her feet.With a collection of others, Elaine says she helped co-found an early incarnation of The Gathering Place, which is now a thriving community centre in downtown Vancouver that offers a place for Downtown Eastside residents to have a meal, take a shower, access a health clinic or participate in activities.Elaine has been writing poems since she was a kid. "I come from a family of readers, writers and storytellers," she says, "but life kind of got in the way."Elaine continues to find inspiration in the world around her through reading scriptures, writing, family, friends, nature and local events of the day. "It's all one big beautiful world to play in, and I'm grateful to be a part of it. Resources: Mental Health Support:— Crisis Centre BC:https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/— Indian Residential School Survivors Society:https://www.irsss.ca/services — KUU-US Crisis Line:https://www.kuu-uscrisisline.com/ — WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre:https://www.wavaw.ca/— BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services:http://www.bcmhsus.ca/ More Resources:— Opioid Survivors Guide: www.bccsu.ca/opioids-survivors-guide— Empowering Informed Consent: community ethics and cultural production: https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubccommunityandpartnerspublicati/52387/items/1.0381026— Research 101: A Manifesto for Ethical Research in the Downtown Eastside:https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubccommunityandpartnerspublicati/52387/items/1.0377565
Date created: 2022-02-22
Conference held at SFU to discuss qualitative methods in health research and study.
Date created: 2004-04-02
Date created: 2020-09-29
HOST AND BARRIO FLAMENCO PRODUCER: KELTY MCKERRACHERKelty has studied flamenco dance, singing, and percussion for 10 years with Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy in Vancouver, traveling to New Mexico and Spain to immerse in the art form. She started Barrio Flamenco in 2010 to bring two loves together: flamenco and the Downtown Eastside.Now an emerging community-engaged artist, Kelty is completing a masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. She envisions people dancing *bulerias por fiesta* in the street at Main and Hastings.BARRIO FLAMENCO ARTISTSMichelle Harding | Michelle has been proud to be part of Barrio Flamenco since the very first performance at the Heart of the City Festival in 2010. A regular performer around town, she is motivated by the joy of sharing the energy of flamenco and inspired by the power of this moving art form.Andrea Williams | Andrea is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, instructor, and producer. Her company, Raices y Alas Flamenco, honours the traditional roots of the art form while boldly exploring its contemporary evolution and cultural influences. She has been a part of Barrio Flamenco from the beginning and loves the enthusiasm of this community. www.raicesyalasflamenco.comJafelin Helton | Jafelin was born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Having studied with some of the great Spanish singers, she is a regular in flamenco circles around the Greater Vancouver area performing both as bailaora (dancer) and cantaora (singer). Jafelin is proud to be a part of Barrio Flamenco for the last three years and sing for the Carnegie Flamencos. She can be seen and heard at her website: www.jafelin.comPeter Mole | For over a decade, Peter has been deeply committed to presenting flamenco of the highest calibre, and is regarded as one of the “pillars” of the flamenco community in Vancouver. He has been Barrio Flamenco's guitarist for several years, performing at the DTES Heart of the City Festival, HomeGround Festival, and playing for our classes.Filmmaker: Colin Askey | Movie maker of good people doing good things.
Date created: 2015-03-28
Panel hosted by Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs featuring:Margot Young | UBC Law professor involved in the Housing Justice Research ProjectMichael Shapcott | Active internationally with the Habitat International Coalition and co-author, with Jack Layton, of Homelessness: The Making and Unmaking of a CrisisCeline Mauboules | Housing Policy Planner, City of VancouverGary Jobin | Bladerunners
Date created: 2015-02-26
Date created: 2016-10-05
The 2015 Grace MacInnis Visiting Scholar Lecture explored the connections and challenges of grassroots political activism and how that translated into a Parliamentary environment that is slow, bureaucratic, and resistant to change.LIBBY DAVIES: 40 YEARS OF PROUD PUBLIC SERVICEPrior to running federally, Libby Davies first ran for Vancouver City Council in 1976 at the age of 23. She ran again in 1978. She was elected to the Vancouver Parks Board in 1980 and, in 1982, Davies was elected to Vancouver City Council. She was reelected in 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990. In 1993, she ran for Mayor of Vancouver. In 1997, Davies ran and was elected for the first of her six terms as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East. Libby was also the Official Opposition Spokesperson for Health and the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Health from May 2011 until January 2015. She is Deputy Leader of the federal NDP. Libby also served as the NDP House Leader from 2003 to March 2011.Her history as a strong community activist for Vancouver began over 35 years ago. She and her late partner, Bruce Eriksen, were key figures in the formation of the Downtown Eastside Residents' Association (DERA) in 1973. In 10 years of community organizing, Libby developed her strong grassroots approach to working with people and diverse communities. She became involved in every community issue; from protecting community services to developing affordable housing, fighting for parks and working for the elimination of poverty. Since being elected as a Member of Parliament, Libby has provided a strong voice for Vancouver East.She has consistently raised issues of concern to her constituents in Parliament, including: community safety; adequate childcare; and post-secondary education. Libby has also been a tireless advocate in Parliament for a national housing program, and has successfully forced federal governments to address this basic human right. Libby's community office has helped hundreds of residents with federal government matters such as immigration, student loans, employment insurance, taxation, pensions, and Aboriginal affairs.
Date created: 2015-09-14
Panelists:Mary Clare Zak, Managing Director, Social Policy & Project Division, City of VancouverMatt Hern, instructor in SFU Urban Studies and author of Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, Co-founder/Director of 2+10 IndustriesPaul Taylor, Executive Director of Gordon Neighborhood House in the West End, and formerly Executive Director of the DTES Neighborhood HouseViveca Ellis, Single Mothers AllianceMargot Young, law professor at UBC Bill Beauregarde, Community Coordinator, Aboriginal Front Door Society Moderated by Charlie Smith, editor of the Georgia Straight.
Date created: 2015-11-02