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STAND FOR THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE! PROTEST THE STREET SWEEPS AND TARGETING OF THE POOR!

In events on January 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm


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Sunday Jan 25th

from 1-2 pm
Starts outside DTES Women Centre
302 Columbia Street, corner Cordova
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All (including men) welcome!

Significant street sweeps have been occurring in the DTES from increased and
aggressive ticketing for things like jaywalking to complete gentrification
of Pigeon Park. Leading upto the 2010 Olympics, such measures are meant to
‘cleanse’ the neighbourhood and to intimidate DTES residents. We are
standing together to show that we will not be scared- stand for the DTES!

* See article:
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Rights-Justice/2008/12/08/downtowneastside-police-disorder/

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Organized by the DTES Women Centre Power of Women Group: We are a group of
women from all walks of life who are either on social assistance, working
poor, or homeless; but we are all living in extreme poverty and are
dedicated to raising our voices and raising awareness about social issues in
our communities. Many us of are single mothers or have had our children
apprehended due to poverty; most of us have chronic physical or mental
health issues for example HIV and Hepatitis C; many have drug or alcohol
addictions; and a majority have experienced and survived sexual violence and
mental, physical, spiritual , and emotional abuse. For indigenous women, we
are affected by a legacy of the effects of residential schools and a history
of colonization and racism.

For more information, contact project@dewc.ca or call 604 681 8480 x 234.

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