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Critique of City Report

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
9
Summary: 
This is a critique of the City of Vancouver's report on the community consultation (the Ideas Fair and Visioning Workshop) by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project. It points out inaccuracies and absences in the report and criticisizes the lack of genuine participation of the Downtown Eastside community in the decision-making process over the redevelopment of the Woodward's buliding.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; City of Vancouver; community mobilization; Downtown Eastside (DTES); housing; gentrification; aboriginal people; government; social justice; poverty; property

Press Advisory

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project
Date: 
2003-05-24
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a press advisory of a community meeting that will release the results of a survey of Downtown Eastside residents on the uses of the Woodwards building to be used in the City of Vancouver visioning process. In particular, more social housing is called for, as well as the attendance of provincial Minister George Abbott, responsible for the Olympics and housing, at the meetings.
Keywords: 
community consultation; Woodwards; Downtown Eastside; Woodsquat; social housing; survey

Celebrate 2 Months of Community Building

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2002-11-17
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This poster announces a celebration of the two month anniversary of the Woodwards squat.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; Woodwards; Woodsquat

Woodsquat Chronology Notes - Leyden

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2003-12-05
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
These are notes chronicling the Woodward's squat as provided by Jim Leyden. It focuses on the various events, groups and actions during the squat. It discusses actions before the start of the squat, relationships amongst different actors in and outside the squat, and issues and concerns of the squat, including its ending.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; community mobilization; history

Woodsquat Chronology Notes - Drury

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
These are notes chronicling the Woodward's squat as provided by Ivan Drury. It discusses the start and end of the squat, the relationship between actors in and outside the squat, issues and concerns within the squat. It comments on goals, strategies and obstacles during the squat.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; community mobilization; history

Letter to the Editor of The Vancouver Courier

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This letter refutes representations of the Woodward's squat and particularly the tactics used by the police that appear in a Vancouver Courier article. It describes the police brutality experienced by the squatters.
Keywords: 
media; squatting; Woodwards; Woodsquat; police brutality

Rally for the Squat

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2002-11-25
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster that announces a rally for the Woodwards squat in response to a court ordered injunction to remove the squatters from the building. It asks for people to witness possible police actions and calls for a peaceful resolution.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; squatting; legal issues

Support the Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster calling for support for the Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters. It describes the formation of the Coalition at the Woodwards tent city and its fight for social housing. It outlines the history of the squat, including the evictions of the squatters by Vancouver police. It states the six demands of the Coalition that centre on social housing, addressing aboriginal issues in the Downtown Eastside, and the redevelopment of the Woodward's building. It lists ways to get involved.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; community mobilization; tent city; squatters

Please Remember: Woodwards for Our Community and Social Housing

Publication type: 
Poster
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster stating Woodwards is for the community and social housing.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing

Rally at Woodwards

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2002-10-05
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a rally at Woodward's to bring attention to homelessness and legislated poverty at which bands will performing, featuring DOA, and an open mike.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; homelessness; demonstration; Woodwards; Woodsquat

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