Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Street Stories: 100 Years of Homelessness in Vancouver by Michael Barnholden and Nancy Newman with photographs by Lindsay Mearns (Anvil Press, 2007; $20.00)
It's often met by a raised eyebrow and perhaps a soft exhale. Then comes the barrage of questions and observations, subtly revealing society's myths about Muslims. Why don't you wear a veil? You don't seem to be a typical Muslim woman. You were born Muslim - but you're not practicing right?
As the surprise slowly wears off, out comes the curiosity. What's it like to be Muslim in Canada?
In the past 10 weeks, Surrey, British Columbia has had 27 gangland shootings. In response, community members are gathering together to hold a candlelight peace march to bring awareness of the growing youth and gang violence that has inflicted the city of Surrey. The candlelight march will be held on Sunday, May 24th 2015, on 120th Street & 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC.
Assembly will begin at 8:30pm. The march will begin at 9pm from the corner of 120th St. & 72nd Avenue (Delta side), towards 120th St. & 88th Avenue and back.
For further details, vist the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1659048200981521/
HOUSING FOR ALL: Multimedia Art Exhibition
Presented by The Future of Public Housing Project,
in Collaboration with David Vaisbord
Thursday May 21 - Saturday May 23
Interurban Art Gallery, 1 East Hastings
Thurs. May 21 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fri. May 22 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sat. May 23 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that exists in our community. Cultural groups representing lands near and far will showcase their unique traditions of celebration through music, dance and food.
Enjoy a jam- packed program of exciting performances and an international food fair for a taste of another world.
Also, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a dialogue to connect First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Immigrant communities at 2:30pm.
The Sunday in the Park Festival is the longest running annual event in Regent Park and this year is even more special. We are celebrating our 23rd Anniversary on Sunday in the recently reopened New Regent Park.
This year's event will bring an impressive line-up of local entertainers, performers, food vendors, marketplace and a large community barbecue.
The Yonge Street Mission and other amazing partner agencies, local businesses and residents coordinate and run this annual event with the help of many wonderful volunteers.
For more information, please contact:
The Yonge Street Mission
416-929-9614 ext 3250
Earth Hour – an hour that brings people of all ages and backgrounds around the world together to sound a clear call-to-action for our most pressing global challenge: climate change. Switching off the lights for an hour lets take the time to turn on the inner scanners and ask ourselves some tough questions about the world we live in? Off all things we could do for the environment – what is the most effective?
Global warming, melting polar caps, disappearing species, depleting ozone, receding rainforests and fast growing deserts – which problem should we deal with first ? Will we find the answer to these questions at conferences and seminars discussing strategies to reduce emission or change environmental law or do we have to look deeper and closer than that.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO EQUITY STUDIES STUDENT UNION PRESENTS
DECOLONIZING OUR MINDS 2014: IDENTITIES, COLLECTIVITIES & IMAGINED COMMUNITIES