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Packaged meals from Watari. Image: Video still
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Watari Counselling and Support Services Society serves hot meals and prepares food hampers for the Downtown Eastside community. The group also serves as a hub for its volunteers to support each other.
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Eliza McCullough: Still from video
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Eliza McCullough is a legal advocate for women in the Downtown Eastside. She has built her professional career on support work and helping women in similar situations to her.
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Brian Rutledge. Image: Still from video
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Brian Rutledge has lived in the Downtown Eastside for about four years. He works at Spikes on Bikes and Binners, and knows where to get a free meal.
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People participate in Moms Stop the Harm protest. Image: Still from video
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | They came from all over B.C.'s Lower Mainland to protest the current health policy, which, they say, doesn't see the facts for what they are. Addicts have a disease, and should be treated with care.
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Guy Felicella and Emma Gregory. Still shot from video.
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Peer clinical adviser Guy Felicella staffs a COVID-19 vaccination table in the Downtown Eastside. COVID clinics weren't working, so they brought the vaccines to the neighbourhood.
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Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Robin and Donny both work construction, live in the Downtown Eastside and hang out in Victory Square after work. They talk about the stress of living in a single-room occupancy hotel.
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Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Charlize talks about being evicted from her previous home, about being homeless for months and about the challenges of now living in a single-room occupancy hotel in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
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Jase Tanner | Vancouver's Downtown Eastside faces severe issues, among them, poverty, homelessness and drug overdose. Three people who have made contributions to the neighbourhood speak about their experiences.
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Carnegie Community Centre
Jase Tanner | Artistic director of Theatre in the Raw Jay Hamburger discusses "Bruce: The Musical," a play about activist Bruce Eriksen, who started the Downtown Eastside Residents Association.
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Street scene from downtown Vancouver.
Jase Tanner | Three members of Vancouver's Overdose Prevention Society discuss how the organization saves people's lives from drug overdose, while also providing a safe haven and community.
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2021 Women's March
Jase Tanner | Former Vancouver city councillor and former NDP MP Libby Davies discusses the issue of missing and murdered women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
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2021 Women's March
Jase Tanner | This episode documents the 30th annual Women's Memorial March in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The march, which first took place on Valentine's Day in 1992, commemorates lost loved ones.