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AHA MEDIA filmed at COMMUNITY ARTS DIALOGUE: Community, Politics and Resistance in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – Part 2 on June 18, 2011

June 30, 2011 1 comment

Dr. Maggie O’Neill, researcher from Durham University, will discuss her work in participatory action research and participatory arts, specifically, “Community, Politics and Resistance in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: a participatory project”.

This project is a social research collaboration between AtiraEnterprising Women Making Art, Providing Alternatives Counseling & Education (PACE) Society, Megaphone, and United We Can and supported by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver and AHA MEDIA

The project explores ways of seeing the spaces and places of community through the eyes of DTES residents.

Part 2: 2:00-4:00pm

Viewing of the exhibit with presentations from the local DTES organizations on their experience working on the project.

Location: Interurban: Gallery and Community Art Space, I E Hastings St

Dr. Maggie O’Neill, researcher from Durham University, will discuss her work in participatory action research and participatory arts, specifically, “Community, Politics and Resistance in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: a participatory project”.

Maggie O’Neill has extensive experience in inter-disciplinary contexts with expertise in critical and cultural criminology. Her focus is on innovative biographical, cultural and participatory research methodologies; and the production of praxis – knowledge which addresses and intervenes in public policy. Her work has been instrumental in moving forward debates, dialogue and scholarship in three areas: prostitution and the commercial sex industry; forced migration and the asylum-migration nexus; innovative participatory, performative and visual  methodologies. She is a member of the steering group for the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action.

 

 

 

 

AHA MEDIA filmed at COMMUNITY ARTS DIALOGUE: Community, Politics and Resistance in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – Part 1 on June 18, 2011

June 26, 2011 1 comment

Dr. Maggie O’Neill, researcher from Durham University, will discuss her work in participatory action research and participatory arts, specifically, “Community, Politics and Resistance in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: a participatory project”.

This project is a social research collaboration between AtiraEnterprising Women Making Art, Providing Alternatives Counseling & Education (PACE) Society, Megaphone, and United We Can and supported by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver and AHA MEDIA

The project explores ways of seeing the spaces and places of community through the eyes of DTES residents.

 

 

AHA MEDIA filmed at Net Impact Vancouver and the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup at W2 Media Cafe

June 23, 2011 Leave a comment

A Case Study in Collaboration & Design event at Net Impact Vancouver and the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup  to hear the inside story of W2 Media Cafe.

Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director of W2 shared the history of this six-year, collaborative project, reflecting on the organizational design that went in to bringing eight non-profits together around a compelling vision.

Below is Marie Prince of Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF) speaking on being part of  the W2 Creative Tech Incubator

Below is Eugene Boulanger speaking about the Fearless City Mobile App

Below is a photo and videos of April Smith of AHA MEDIA speaking on the history of AHA MEDIA and the need for more business mentorship

Below is Mike Rowlands of  Octopus Strategies and Irwin Oostindie of W2

About W2
Opened in May 2011, W2 Media Cafe is a globally networked community media arts centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Housed in the four-storey atrium of the restored Woodwards heritage building, W2 houses a 200-capacity networked broadcasting studio, community TV station, community FM radio station, media lab, creative technology incubator, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more. Learn more at CreativeTechnology.org

What’s a Meetup Mashup?
Meetup Mashups are a social experiment. Vancouver is an amalgam of micro-communities, many of which never interact. The intent of Net Impact’s Meetup Mashup series is to bring together disparate groups around speaking events of mutual interest. As the networks interact, the communities connect, and fresh new ideas emerge!
EVENT ORGANIZERS

Net Impact
Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. The Vancouver Net Impact Professional Chapter aims to facilitate opportunities for community impact where business professionals can leverage their skills to affect positive social and environmental change in our local communities. Learn more at www.netimpactvancouver.com

Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup
The Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup is a collective of like-minded Vancouver designer folk. We meet monthly to share new ideas, learn valuable skills and to geek out about all things design.

EVENT SPONSORS

A large thank you to our sponsors.

Octopus Strategies:
You know your mission. We’ll tell your story. We unite passion and pragmatism to build the visionary brands of the 21st century. We help leaders of businesses, charities and social enterprises to catalyze change, accelerate progress, and build a better world. We call it ‘Branding. But bigger.’ Learn more at www.octopusstrategies.com

Inkslam – Designers Only :
Inkslam – Designers Only is a new system for Canadian Graphic Designers to get cheap online printing and increase their customer revenue potential. Here’s the benefits:
• Automatically get 20% off our already cheap public prices (you can see them on www.inkslam.ca)
• Get a discount coupon to give to your customers for 10% off, which they can use on our public store, Inkslam.ca. When they use that, you get 10% of the purchase price.
• Get 1000 coupon cards with your coupon code on them for free.
• Get a swatch deck of our paper stock and coating options after your first order – great for showing your customers!

To find out more and sign up, check out www.designersonly.ca.

VANDU Protest and Vigil commemorat​ed 40 years of injustice & deaths through Drug Wars Misery in Vancouver Downtown Eastside on Friday June 17, 2011

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

VANDU’s action in solidarity with the Students for Sensible Drug Policy who held candlelight vigils across North America to demand an end to the “drug war” declared by Richard Nixon on June 17 1971.

Forty years ago today, Nixon publicly declared war on drugs. Since then, the US federal government has wasted over $1 trillion ruining peoples’ lives and putting tens of millions of nonviolent citizens in jail. Canada is now mimicking US policy.

Tonight, more than 500,000 people across the US will have to sleep behind bars for violating a nonviolent drug offense. That’s more than all of western Europe locks up for ALL offenses. This disgrace is a fiscal and moral nightmare for all of us who care about freedom, responsibility and accountable government. Think about this: locking up one inmate costs about $30,000 per year in the US and $320/day in Canada– way more than is costs to go to college.

We’re fed up with these disastrous policies – Our governments MUST finally end this shockingly wasteful, counterproductive war.

VANDU is a group of users and former users who work to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs through user based peer support and education

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W2 Media Cafe: A Case Study in Collaboration & Design event on Thursday June 23, 2011

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Join Net Impact Vancouver and the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup to hear the inside story of W2 Media Cafe.

Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director, will share the history of this six-year, collaborative project, reflecting on the organizational design that went in to bringing eight non-profits together around a compelling vision. Be among the first to enjoy the inspiring new networked cafe, and connect with fellow members of the business and design communities.

When & where
Thursday June 23 @ 7:00 – 9:00
W2 Media Cafe
Woodwards Atrium
111 West Hastings Street

Register at
$10 (includes appies & first drink)
w2meetupmashup.eventbrite.com

About W2
Opened in May 2011, W2 Media Cafe is a globally networked community media arts centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Housed in the four-storey atrium of the restored Woodwards heritage building, W2 houses a 200-capacity networked broadcasting studio, community TV station, community FM radio station, media lab, creative technology incubator, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more. Learn more at CreativeTechnology.org

What’s a Meetup Mashup?
Meetup Mashups are a social experiment. Vancouver is an amalgam of micro-communities, many of which never interact. The intent of Net Impact’s Meetup Mashup series is to bring together disparate groups around speaking events of mutual interest. As the networks interact, the communities connect, and fresh new ideas emerge!
EVENT ORGANIZERS

Net Impact
Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. The Vancouver Net Impact Professional Chapter aims to facilitate opportunities for community impact where business professionals can leverage their skills to affect positive social and environmental change in our local communities. Learn more at www.netimpactvancouver.com

Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup
The Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup is a collective of like-minded Vancouver designer folk. We meet monthly to share new ideas, learn valuable skills and to geek out about all things design.

EVENT SPONSORS

A large thank you to our sponsors.

Octopus Strategies:
You know your mission. We’ll tell your story. We unite passion and pragmatism to build the visionary brands of the 21st century. We help leaders of businesses, charities and social enterprises to catalyze change, accelerate progress, and build a better world. We call it ‘Branding. But bigger.’ Learn more at www.octopusstrategies.com

Inkslam – Designers Only :
Inkslam – Designers Only is a new system for Canadian Graphic Designers to get cheap online printing and increase their customer revenue potential. Here’s the benefits:
• Automatically get 20% off our already cheap public prices (you can see them on www.inkslam.ca)
• Get a discount coupon to give to your customers for 10% off, which they can use on our public store, Inkslam.ca. When they use that, you get 10% of the purchase price.
• Get 1000 coupon cards with your coupon code on them for free.
• Get a swatch deck of our paper stock and coating options after your first order – great for showing your customers!

To find out more and sign up, check out www.designersonly.ca.

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