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Tonight: Community Discussion of the City of Vancouver's Woodwards Report!

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003-10-21
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster announcing a community discussion on the City of Vancouver's Woodwards report.
Keywords: 
Woodward; City of Vancouver; The Woodwards Redevelopment

For Jim Leyden, Press Release at Woodwards on January 29, 2003

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003-01-29
Pages: 
5
Summary: 
These are notes from a meeting concerning a press release at Woodwards. It discusses a squatters committee, redevelopment of Woodwards, squatters at the Dominion, and Aboriginal issues in the DTES. It also states there is a continuing need of donations and community support.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; squatters; social housing; Woodsquat; community services

Seasons Greetings from the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition and the Woodwards Squatters

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a holiday card from the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition and Woodwards Squatters that thanks their supporters. It reflects on the successes of the Woodwards squat in drawing attention to the proposed sale of the building by the BC Liberals and in working towards government action on social housing and homelessness.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; building community support; social housing; homelessness; coalition-building; BC Liberals; housing policy

Speaking Notes

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Date: 
2002-11-08
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
These appear to be speaking notes for the Squatters Meeting called by the Woodward's Social Housing Coalition. They discuss the original goal of the action at Woodward's, as drawing attention to the potential sale of the building by the Campbell government, but which has turned into an action aimed at homelessness and social housing. It also discusses the incorporation of the Coalition and its future direction such as pressuring the government for social housing.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; BC Liberals; homelessness; housing policy; squatters

An open letter to the COPE membership

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-24
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a letter to COPE members asking for support for the CRAB Park Squatters and the restoration of social justice and democracy in Vancouver. It describes the injunction against the squatters and the denial of legal representation for the squatters during this process. It asks for members to act in solidarity with the homeless by writing elected COPE officials to delay the injunction hearing.
Keywords: 
urban aboriginal people; COPE; Crab Park; legal issues; Parks Board; rights; poor; social justice

Time for COPE to THINK Democracy - Democracy under attack by COPE

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-22
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a letter condemning the non-democratic actions by the COPE city council in its relationship with the CRAB Park Squatters. It discusses the respectful use of the park by homeless aboriginal squatters and the pursuit of an injunction against the squat by the Parks Board. It criticizes COPE for their lack of consultation and denying legal council for the squatters. It compares COPES actions with those of the previous NPA city council. It asks people to write COPE in support of the CRAB Park Squatters.
Keywords: 
COPE; squatters; urban aboriginal people; community consultation; social housing; Crab Park; Parks Board; City bylaws; homelessness; legal issues

Remake of the COPE E-lert

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-22
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a circulated letter to the COPE city council written by the CRAB Park Squatters. It describes the relationship between the City Council, Parks Board, and the CRAB Park Squatters, as well as the actions taken by COPE in regards to housing and advocacy for the poor locally and provincially. It states the need for citizen involvement and consultation with the squatters to address issues of homelessness and housing, rather than increased policing and an injunction against the squatters. It also poses questions about COPE's lack of consultation, lack of solidarity in campaigning for government policy on homelessness, and their perpetuation of marginalization. It asks for a formal meeting between COPE and the CRAB Park Squatters.
Keywords: 
COPE; squatters; community consultation; Parks Board; homelessness; urban aboriginal people; housing; government; City bylaws; Crab Park

Support CRAB Squat

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-15
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a letter seeking endorsement and support for the CRAB Park Squatters against an injunction launched by the Vancouver City Council and Parks Board. It describes the squat in terms of its fight against homelessness and for Aboriginal cultural rights. In particular, it discusses the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society's right to squat on their traditional aboriginal land, their efforts to keep the park clean and safe for all users, and their desire to build a longhouse and sweat lodge in the park. It provides a list of contact people to write at the Parks Board.
Keywords: 
Parks Board; homelessness; squatters; community consultation; coalition building; urban aboriginal people; drug use; government; Crab Park

Squatters Meeting

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2002-11-08
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is an announcement for a squatters meeting hosted by the Woodward's Social Housing Coalition to discuss working on a common front, homeless shelter, and social housing. It is aimed at resolving issues in the squat.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; squatters; solidarity; social housing; Woodsquat; community mobilization

Schedule of Events

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2002-09
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a draft plan for four days of actions showcasing issues in different locations of the city of Vancouver such as Woodwards, Blood Alley, 49th and Elliot, and Killarney Gardens. Day long events include entertainment, speakers, meals, Kangaroo Court, workshops, banner making, and so on.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; protest; tactics

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