You are here

Friends of the Woodwards Squat

Resist the Cuts

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2002-09-14
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a rally and march on September 14th that begins a week of actions against the policies of Gordon Campbell's BC Liberals, which have included cuts to welfare, a freeze on social housing, and attacks aboriginal people. It calls for direct action.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; demonstration; Gordon Campbell; protest

Ex-squatters Invite Premier to Discuss Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Scheltgen, Dayl; The Woodward's Negotiation Team; The Woodward's Emergency Response Team
Date: 
2003-01-18
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a press release and letter to Premier Gordon Campbell inviting him to discuss his alcohol and substance misuse at the Dominion Hotel written by the Woodward's Emergency Response Team and Woodward's Negotiation Team.
Keywords: 
Gordon Campbell; Woodwards; Woodsquat; substance use

Woodward's Building

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Malone, Sheilagh; Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2003-02-21
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is correspondence between Sheilagh Malone, Special Advisor (Homelessness) to the Minister of Labour, Claudette Bradshaw, and Aaron Vidaver concerning the development of social housing in the Woodward's building. Discussed is the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative, where all levels of government and local organizations work together to create transitional and supportive housing, but which does not directly fund the creation of social housing.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; social housing; homelessness; government

The Woodwards 58

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Friends of the Woodwards Squat
Date: 
2002-09-22
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a report posted on Vancouver IndyMedia of the court processing of the 58 people arrested from inside the Woodwards building during the squat. It describes their lack of legal council prior to their appearance in court, differential treatment of native leaders in the group, confiscation of personal effects, and the conditions of their release, which includes not entering the lands again or encouraging others to do so, keeping the peace, and not obstructing or interfering with the Plaintiff's use of the land. It announces a community picnic to be held in support of the squatters and social housing. There are posted comments in response to the report.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; eviction; BC Supreme Court; legal issues; police; media

Woodsquat Witnessing Shifts

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This provides information for Woodsquat witnessing volunteers, which was organized in response to a city injunction to remove the squatters from around the Woodward's building. It outlines the role of the witness and what to do if the police move in to remove the squatters. It provides a statement for police, in relation to the injunction and to one's rights when confronted by the police. It also provides the numbers to call for legal support and for media.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; police; community mobilization; City bylaws

Chronology and Documentation of the Woodwards Squat with Notes on Friends of the Woodwards Squat Activities

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
This provides an account of the first 26 days of the Woodwards squat with a focus on documents obtained and produced by the Friends of the Woodwards Squat. It describes actions, events, and participants in the squat.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; archive; community mobilization; DTES history

Woodwards Squat Chronology: Actions and Documentation, 14 September - 14 December 2002. Draft 31 January 2003.

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2003-01-31
Pages: 
15
Summary: 
This is a comprehensive chronological outline of the Woodwards squat. It details events (ex. meetings, rallies, press conferences, etc.), documents from the squat and other organizations (publications, photos, statements, city notices, etc.), and number of residents at the squat between September 2002 until the end of January 2003. There are extensive handwritten notes throughout the document.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; community mobilization; DTES history

Meeting of Woodwards Squatters

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a notice for a meeting of Woodwards squatters at the Stanley to discuss the Woodwards Vision Report.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; community consultation

Untitled

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodward's Social Justice Coalition
Date: 
2003-12-08
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter requesting participation in a single night count of homeless persons living in Vancouver, which came out of the forum on social housing and poverty organized by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition. It asks for the cooperation of the facility manager and provides a rationale for the research and its potential use.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; homelessness; housing

The Stanley Project

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This provides the goals and philosophy for the Stanley Project and outlines the different services and workshops offered to residents. These include: a community kitchen, cultural crafts, First Nations Healing Circle, Harm Reduction and Treatment Counseling, movie nights, and literacy program.
Keywords: 
workshop; community based services; empowerment; housing

Pages

Subscribe to Friends of the Woodwards Squat