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Our Place Community Forum at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

November 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Our Place – Promoting Local Access & Community Empowerment Community Forum

Our Place is a multi-faceted community based initiative and You play play an important role in determining the overall success of our coordinated strategy to grow healthy children and families in a healthy community.

The Community Forum is an opportunity to share ideas on the Inner City. Sessions will focus on:

Home – Social Housing for Families and Seniors

Family – Parent to Parent Advocacy Training

Work – Opportunities for a Sustainable Economy in the Inner City

 

Anne Marie Slater’s Cultural Democracy 101 presentation at SFU Vancouver

June 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Anne Marie Slater’s presentation on Curating Histories with Photography: The Recording & Editing of Everyday Life

What type of access does photography provide to our stories? This workshop explores the use of photography as a cultural democracy methodology.

Anne Marie Slater born in Scotland is a media artist, educator, and producer responsible for cross disciplinary, creative development, and facilitation of many local community public realm initiatives with roots in photography, writing, film, urban design, public engagement, and documentary practices.

She received the graduate juried Helen Pitt Award for her photo installation work from Emily Carr University: B.F.A. Photography, and an M.A. in Education from S.F.U. for her thesis on an Artist’s Role in Community Arts Practice.

Christian of AHA MEDIA writes:

Anne Marie Slater gave an excellent presentation on democracy, accessibility and ethics in photo journalism and in particular citizen journalism, in front of an enrapt audience.

Ms. Slater demonstrate how history and community involvement plays apart in her own work, particularly the Princess Avenue Children’s Interpretive Walk.  Next, she shown some photos of AHA MEDIA with April Smith speaking on positive photos.  In highlighting some of  AHA MEDIA’s work in the DTES community, Ms. Slater managed to clearly convey the importance of being ethical especially when dealing with marginalized people.

After the amazing presentation was completed, Ms. Slater invited everyone in attendance to look at photos and discuss about ethics in photo journalism.

Through out the entire presentation Ms. Slater did a excellent job engaging the crowd on her important topic: Curating Histories with Photography: The Recording & Editing of Everyday Life, giving all attendees a memorable Father Day’s Sunday afternoon to remember.

Red Tent Day of Action at Victory Square in Vancouver DTES on Tuesday Oct 19, 2010

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Vancouver – Rally in Victory Square

When: Tuesday, October 19th noon until 1pm
Where: Victory Square (Hastings and Cambie)
Who: Everyone who believes housing is a right

From Halifax to Victoria, tents will be popping open on October 19th for the Red Tents Campaign Canada Day of Action on Housing and Homelessness.

Connect with local anti-poverty and housing activists to demonstrate address the need for a federal housing strategy and hold the federal government accountable to international human rights.

100 Red Tents will be present at Parliament Hill and the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa, Ontario. Community groups in Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax will be holding solidarity actions.
Supported by:
Pivot Legal Society

Below is a photo of Am Johal, Jean Swanson, Wendy Pedersen and Paul of VANDU

Below is a photo of Wendy Pedersen and David Murray speaking

On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary Ceremony on Sunday June 6, 2010, 1 – 3 pm, in Crab Park, Vancouver

June 7, 2010 3 comments

AHA MEDIA attended the On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary Ceremony on Sunday June 6, 2010,   1 – 3 pm,
in Crab Park, Vancouver

June 2010 marks the 75 anniversary of the 1935 On to Ottawa Trek, when thousands of young men were inspired to climb atop boxcars and personally deliver their demand for “work and wages” to the source of the problem. It was a magnificent response to the harsh conditions endured by Canada’s depression era unemployed. These same conditions echo around us today.

Speakers included:

Libby Davies Vancouver East MP;
Jim Sinclair, BC Federation of Labour President;

Vancouver City Council representative;

Am Johal, Impact on Community Coalition;

Special guests and music;

Plaque Unveiling to commemorate the national historic significance of the On to Ottawa trek;

2010 Homelessness Trek to Ottawa send-off.;

Download pdf of Handbill;     Download pdf of Poster;

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In this video Joey Hartman and Jeri Sparrow speak at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary on June 6, 2010 at Crab Park in Vancouver

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Tim Stephenson, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver reads Civic Proclamation for On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Libby Davies, NDP MP for Vancouver East speaks on Heritage of the Trek at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Jim Sinclair, president of the British Columbia Federation of Labour speaks on Heritage of the Trek at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Am Johal speaks on 2010 Homelessness Trek – Send Off to the delegation at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video,Recognition of Officials and Trek Families at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010.

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Ken Hoggarth from Original On to Ottawa Trek speaks at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video is the Unveiling of Historic Site Plaque at On to Ottawa Trek 75 Anniversary June 6, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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