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Alley Health Fair 2011 on 100 Block Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents. Be sure to visit them on Thursday, Sept 15 10AM-2PM

Alley Health Fair

100 Block East Hastings

Food, Acupuncture,  Massage, Smoothies, Giveaways, Health Info and Testing!

Alley Health Fair 2011 at 100 Block East Hastings on Thurs Sept 15 10AM – 2PM in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents. Be sure to visit them on Thursday, Sept 15 10AM-2PM

Alley Health Fair

100 Block East Hastings

Food, Acupuncture,  Massage, Smoothies, Giveaways, Health Info and Testing!

After the Fair, VSSL will host Street Soccer starting at 2:30pm at Oppenheimer Park

Harm Reduction 101 at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Harm Reduction 101

This course includes 6 seminars: Each seminar counts as one credit. Classes run every Friday on a six week cycle so if you miss one you can catch it the next time. After finishing all 6 credits, you will receive a certificate of completion.

September 9: Nasal Naloxone

September 16: Overdose Response

September 23: Reduction of Infection/Basic Hygiene

September 30: Needle Distribution

October 7: CPR Training

October 14: HIV/Aids/Hep C: The Skinny

Fridays @ 10am

Lifeskills Centre 412 E. Cordova

Register in person at the lifeskills centre between 10am and 4pm,

Monday to Friday

$3 honorarium and snacks

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA is very proud to be part of W2 Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Program

November 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA is very proud to be part of W2 Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Program

Below is a photo of Peter Davies and Vancouver Canucks Legend Trevor Linden

Peter will be learning more about  mobile technology, locative media, web 2.0, social media, web sites, VJing, telepresence, live screens, radio, community TV, digital divide, and open source!

W2 Community Media Arts has been working for more than one year with ACCESS/Bladerunners developing a media arts apprenticeship program.

http://www.CreativeTechnology.org

The W2 Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Program is well underway but below were some of the program details:


If you are between 19 and 30 years old, are eager to train and work hard, then this could be for you! Honorariums are paid to participants for 24 hours/week, daily lunch is provided. Aboriginal youth, women, and youth of colour from the inner-city are encouraged to apply. This is designed as an apprenticeship program for people who face systemic barriers to a creative technology career or practice.

When you get involved with our 5-month youth apprenticeship program you will play a central role in W2 as we get set to open 9000 sq ft at Woodward’s in January 2010, and emerge as a world-class crossmedia centre. It will be an exciting few months, and for young people wanting an awesome experience working collaboratively to create media art, events, installations, and live interactive experiences = this is it!!

Following this challenging five month apprenticeship program, participants will receive regular employment with W2 or our partner employers from the local digital media/ Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

We open at Woodwards in January 2010, but in the meantime we are actively developing and launching programs from our temporary space at 112 West Hastings.

Our innovative programs confront the digital divide with marginalized inner-city residents and artists accessing and using technology. Visiting artists-in-residence and mentors provide inspiration and support, and live events and projects give our crew the chance to test and showcase their skills and achievements.

Antoni Abad will be one of our mobile media mentors with Mobile*Native, during November 2009. Jon Cohrs/OMGIMON.TV will set up an analogue TV station. Other artists will work with us to build web sites, and we will produce major events, receptions, screenings, and parties.

The development of training, apprenticeship/employment placement programs for the digital media sector is being supported by governments, industry, and the community. Bladerunners is an internationally recognized, award winning employment program assisting multi-barrier and disadvantaged youth in gaining on the job construction training and apprenticeships. W2 is delivering Bladerunner’s first non-construction trade apprenticeship program, with funding by Bell and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. W2 is also collaborating with Building Opportunities with Business Inner-City Society (BOB) new ICT Cluster, and this will be a connection point for participant’s employment in the local sector.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/profiles/blogs/update-w2-bladerunners-youth

April Smith of AHA MEDIA is very honored to be the guest speaker at BCGEU’s fall Labour Institute on Saturday November 7, 2009

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment

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http://www.bcgeu.ca

BCGEU is holding their  fall Labour Institute in early November, which is a three-day school with an academic stream and a campaigns stream. This time BCGEU’s campaigns stream is just for young workers (under 30).

April Smith will be speaking on how she got involved in social justice activism, how she uses social media in social justice activism and why it’s valuable, and a bit about the projects she’s worked on or are working on currently.

Below is an excerpt from April’s speech:

My future hopes and plans are if I can turn out more empowered, more knowledgeable and informed people who are aware of our social justice activist issues, I would be happy.  Working with others, I would love to bring together all communities to work, learn and grow from each other, I feel that would be a wonderful thing. I am hoping that through social media collaborations through the online and offline worlds through coming together for conferences like these and meeting one another, I will be able to inspire others and we can empower each other. As a young single marginalized woman from the Downtown Eastside greatly affected by social justice issues, I hope that with all of us working together, we can build towards a brighter future with new media, social media and technology!


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