Actions & Events
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SOCIAL HOUSING NOW! UNITED WE STAND!
Saturday March 2, 2013
Noon to 1pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Street
(750 Hornby St. Vancouver)
Taking place on unceded Coast Salish Territory: the traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum, and Skwxwú7mesh/Squamish nations.
On Saturday March 2, the Social Housing Coalition of BC will STAND united in Vancouver and demand that social housing be a central issue in the coming BC provincial election. The rally will gather all the STANDs and their supporters from across Metro Vancouver as a sign of unity and support for a comprehensive solution to BC’s housing crisis. Grab your “Social Housing Now” banners, come show your support and join the rally on the Robson Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery!
Shortly after noon, the rally will take to the streets and march through downtown. This united, roving STAND for Social Housing will end at 1pm at the Vancouver Public Library (350 W Georgia St). The rally and march will be the second major mobilization of the social housing campaign that will change the discussion about the housing crisis in BC and influence the platforms of the major parties running for the election in May.
Come get involved in the fight for social housing.
Event start and end locations of the event are close to mass transit (Skytrain stations and important bus routes).
ALSO STANDING IN SOLIDARITY AROUND THE PROVINCE!
Harbour Quay, foot of Argyle
Patty Edwards, 250-720-1518 or pledwards @ shaw.ca
Andrea Craddock, email@example.com
BCGEU Women’s conference, Hotel Grand Pacific
Sue Stroud (BCGEU), 250.857.8553 or sue_stroud @ hotmail.com
STAND 4 Social Housing
We are asking people from around the province to take a STAND for social housing. All you need is a handful of people willing to gather on a busy corner in your community from noon to 1:00 pm on any Saturday beginning Nov 24th, 2012. Whether you continue this action every Saturday is up to you. For the cost of materials ($20.00), we will provide you with STAND kits – a large red and blue banner with “Social Housing Now” on it, 8 red scarves, and leaflets (download the PDF to print extra copies – black & white version or colour version) explaining the housing crisis and the demands for social housing. To order a STAND kit, contact Dave Diewert at STANDS @ socialhousingbc.com. Find out more »
Write Your Local MLA
Please let the BC government know that Social Housing is important to you!