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Jean Swanson has been a city councillor in Vancouver since 2018, when she was elected through COPE (The Coalition of Progressive Electors).Jean is an anti-poverty activist who has been working with Downtown Eastside organizations for almost 50 years, and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2017. She is the author of the book, Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion. Jean recently announced her intention to run for re-election in 2022. Resources: Housing For All Of Us: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-making-home-kennedy-stewart-revisedCarnegie Action Projects: http://www.carnegieaction.org/reports/Residential Tenancy Act: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/lc/statreg/02078_01Vacancy Control: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-needs-vacancy-control-tenants-group-says-following-alarming-evictions-study-1.5588483CMHC: Rental Market Report: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/housing-markets-data-and-research/market-reports/rental-market-reports-major-centresRenter Services Centre: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/renter-office.aspxIan Mulgrew: B.C.'s chief coroner laments lack of action as opioid crisis hits worst death toll yet: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/change-bonnie-henry-to-b-c-s-chief-coronerVancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU): https://vandureplace.wordpress.com/Drug Users Liberation Front (DULF): https://www.dulf.ca/Fair Price Pharma: http://fairpricepharma.ca/Insite: https://www.phs.ca/program/insite/
Date created: 2022-04-05
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
Bios:Justine A. ChambersJustine A. Chambers is a dance artist living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.Her movement based practice considers how choreography can be an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, close observation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with dances that are already there – the social choreographies present in the everyday. She is Max Tyler-Hite's mother. Alana GereckeBased in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) First Nations, Alana Gerecke is a settler scholar, mother, and dance artist of mixed European descent.She researches choreography in public space, asking questions about how bodies are cast into relation with natural and built environments, and with other bodies. Her current book project, Moving Publics, examines the social and spatial politics of site-based dance in Vancouver. A former Trudeau Scholar and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Alana is currently a Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities (Urban Studies, SFU) and Artist-in-Residence at Vancouver's Dance Centre (2021-22).Annabel VaughanAnnabel Vaughan is an architect and project manager at ERA Architects, she recently returned to Vancouver to manage projects in BC.She received her Master of Architecture from The School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, where her master's thesis examined the use of heritage buildings as mnemonic devices for the collective memory of cities and their public lives. Annabel joined ERA Architects in 2015 after two decades in Vancouver, including 10 years at Birmingham & Wood where she was involved in all aspects of design and construction, including the award-winning Mountain View Cemetery. A project that revitalized an important cultural heritage landscape in the middle of the city. Her professional work includes heritage conservation, small-scale landscape architecture insertions, civic and residential building design, urban design and research, performance art lectures, and curatorial projects.She writes, teaches and participates regularly in discussions concerning the role that architecture and public art can play as agents of political change in the city.Resources: — Alana Gerecke's website: https://agerecke.wixsite.com/alanagerecke— Justine A. Chambers's website: https://justineachambers.com/— About Annabel Vaughan: https://www.eraarch.ca/person/annabel-vaughan/— Everyday Choreographies (2016) event recording: https://soundcloud.com/sfu_voce/everyday-choreographies-alana-gerecke-and-justine-chambers?in=sfu_voce/sets/public-event-recordings
Date created: 2022-04-19
Interview for the Below the Radar podcast episode 4. Am Johal interviews Bob Williams.
Date created: 2018-11-26
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
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
Episode 17 features Hilda Fernandez in conversation with Am Johal.
Date created: 2019-05-21
On episode 19 of Below the Radar, Am Johal sits down with Darcie Bennett.
Date created: 2019-06-17
Am Johal interviews co-authors Matt Hern and Selena Couture.
Date created: 2019-07-08
On Episode 22 of Below the Radar, Am Johal talks to Kai Nagata of Dogwood BC.
Date created: 2019-08-06
On Episode 34 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Scott Neufeld and Nicolas Crier
Date created: 2019-12-10
On Episode 35 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Tiffany Muller Myrdahl
Date created: 2019-12-17
On Episode 37 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Glen Coulthard
Date created: 2020-01-21
On Episode 38 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Ebony Magnus
Date created: 2020-02-04
Date created: 2020-06-10
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
Episode 10 of Below the Radar features Sharon Gregson. Sharon and Am Johal discuss policy change and what is needed for sustainable child care in BC.
Date created: 2019-02-11
Episode 11 of Below the Radar features Stephanie Allen. In this episode Am Johal and Stephanie Allen discuss affordable housing, the pros and cons of not-for-profit real estate development, the nature of ownership and property, along with a look at the fight for Hogan’s Alley and the recognition of the erasure of black culture from Vancouver through city development.
Date created: 2019-02-25