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DNC – Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council launches Community Health Care group in Vancouver DTES

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Roland Clarke, Ann Livingston and Hugh Lampkin of DNC – Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council help to launch Community Health Care group in Vancouver DTES

AHA MEDIA sees DNC Community Health group

DTES Street Market Vendors Meeting on Sat Jan 4, 2014 in Vancouver, Downtown Eastside (DTES)

January 5, 2014 Leave a comment

First Street Market Vendors meeting of 2014

Welcome

Introduction

Power Point

Action Proposal

Brainstorm

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DTES Street Market’s new vendor tables in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

January 3, 2014 Leave a comment

New vendor tables benefits the DTES vendors of the DTES Street Market in Vancouver

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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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AHA MEDIA films BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS) Fundraiser at VANDU

July 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS)  recently had a Fundraiser at VANDU in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

The BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS) is hosting a “caravan” across BC to:

  • promote the BCYADWS
  • connect with communities in BC,
  • sign up members
  • collect information about the health needs of drug users across the province and
  • to develop action strategies with communities to advocate for these established health needs

We are holding this fundraiser and requesting donations to cover the cost of BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS) activities

Please contact Ann Livingston    annlive@telus.net    604 719 5313

Email: Nicole@vandu.org

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Below is a video where Ann Livingston speaks on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU Part 1

Below is a video where Ann Livingston speaks on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU Part 2

Below is a video where Laura and Lorna with Ann Livingston speak on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU

Below is a video where Keith Smith speak on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU

Below is a video where Aiyanas Ormond speaks on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU

All preceeding videos were 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 or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of Ann Livingston and Donald Macpherson

Below is a photo of Lynden B, Board Member of VANDU

Below is a photo of David Murray, Community Advocate

Below are photos of Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver City Councillor

Below is a photo of Marion Allart of VANDU

Below is a photo of Meg with Mark Haden

Below is a photo of Keith Smith explaining the situation in Abbotsford’s Harm Reduction policy

Below is a photo of Mel Lehan, Ann Livingston and Libby Davis, MP for Vancouver East

***Additional photos and video footage of this event is available upon request***

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