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Learning Self Defense for Women in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

In the next photos and video,  M.M. learns how to box and do self defense from her loving life partner Dave in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). Dave has previous experience as a competitive boxer.

AHA MEDIA recently spoke with Vancouver Police Officer Wes Fung who mentioned he had a friend who trained women in Self Defense.

Some women of LifeSkills Centre have been wishing for some training in Self Defense

Officer Wes Fung has attended many of our social justice classes at LifeSkills Centre and has been a big help in finding solutions to our problems in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside through listening to our concerns through open and honest discusssion.

Below is a photo of  Ping Chan, Member of DNC – Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council speaking with Vancouver Police Officer Wes Fung.

Below is a photo of Dave and M.M. sharing a smile!

Vancouver Police Department Town Hall Meeting on Working Together to End Violence Against Women in the Downtown Eastside on Fri Jan 14, 2011

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Vancouver Police Department Town Hall Meeting on Working Together to End Violence Against Women in the Downtown Eastside on Fri Jan 14, 2011

Community March to Stop the ‘Olympic Kidnap the Homeless’ Act at Hastings and Carrall Streets in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) Sunday Dec 13, 2009

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment

In the following photo and videos, Community March to Stop the ‘Olympic Kidnap the Homeless’ Act at Hastings and Carrall Streets in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

“The ‘Assistance’ to Shelter Act Must Be Stopped!

A coalition of DTES community groups and allies including CCAP, Streams of
Justice, IOCC, VanAct and DTES Power of Women Group are hosting a march
against the Olympic Kidnapping Act, which allows police to detain and
use force on homeless people to compel them into shelters.

*Rally to Stop the ‘Olympic Kidnapping Act*

SUNDAY DECEMBER 13 @ 3:30 PM-5:00PM
POLICE STATION (312 MAIN STREET, AT CORDOVA)

These 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, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

Below are two photos of Vancouver Police questioning folks on steps of Vancouver Art Gallery

J-Hock of AHA MEDIA talks about Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

November 27, 2009 Leave a comment

J-Hock of AHA MEDIA talks about Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Read about Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act – where the Homeless get picked up by Police to go into shelters!

http://www.leg.bc.ca/39th1st/1st_read/gov18-1.htm

According to

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Opponents of the province’s new ‘Assistance to Shelter Act’ are holding a rally today in the Downtown Eastside, intensifying the fight over what to do about Vancouver’s homeless during the Olympic Games.

Opponents call it the “Olympic Kidnapping Act’, saying the act is unconstitutional.  The province maintains it is simply trying to help people who cant, or wont, help themselves.  Some claim the homeless are being chased out of the city altogether before February 2010.  A drop-in centre in Kelowna is reporting a 20 per cent increase in traffic, with many of the new clients saying they are from Vancouver.

http://www.news1130.com/news/local/more.jsp?content=20091125_142744_7224

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In this video, J-Hock of AHA MEDIA speaks on Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

AHA MEDIA interviews folks at VANDU and hear their stories of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA interviewed folks at VANDU and hear their stories of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA was approached by PHS to film a video about “the targeted ticketing blitz by VPD against DTES residents.

This will be part of the press kit, included as a 3-5 minute summary DVD, perhaps with the interviews in their entirety included as well, to be given to the press, at the press release on that subject next Wednesday ( Sept 16, 2009)

The press release will follow the police-board meeting to be held this month at the H.R. Mc.Millan Space Centre. Details of the Police Board meeting can be found here: http://vancouver.ca/police/policeboard/Meetings.htm
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* The following photos and videos in this post were filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter

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To give context to our filming  of Vancouver Downtown Eastside folks who were ticketed for jaywalking, below are 3 videos of Jay Walkers cross Hastings Street by Carrall in front of the United We Can Bottle Depot, even with a Vancouver Police Car parked on the street in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES)

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Below is a video, April Smith chats with Peter Davies and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA while they prepare to do interviews of area residents who have been ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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AHA MEDIA arrives at VANDU to conduct the interviews

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In the following  photo and video, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA interviews Robert Panteluk and hears his story of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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In the following photo and video, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA interviews Patrick Ellis and hears his story of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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In the following photo and  video, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA interviews Danielle F and hears her story of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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In the following photo and video, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA interviews Ken Barnes and hears his story of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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In the following photo and video, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA interviews Diane Tobin and hears her story of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES

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In the following photo and video, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA interviews Rose Davison and hears her story of being ticketed by the Vancouver Police Dept (VPD) in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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Below are photos of  Hendrik and Peter in the lobby of VANDU after doing all the interviews

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To see all 30 photos, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157622238871205/

Brody Benson of AHA MEDIA speaks on Vancouver Police and Life in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES)

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

In this video, Brody Benson of AHA MEDIA speaks on Vancouver Police and Life in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES)

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

AHA MEDIA on Public Bus, where Bus driver calls 911 to report on Bike Theft in progress!

August 25, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was riding on the Cambie #15 Bus back downtown to the East Side.

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During a 10 minute break near the Vancouver Public Library, the bus driver calls 9-11 to report on a bike theft in progress.

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The thieves had cut through the bike lock and chain with bolt cutters. Notice the man on the left hand side wearing a white sweatshirt still holding the bolt cutter.

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Almost immediately, Vancouver Police showed up and caught the bike thieves in the act.

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According to Stephen Hui, Technology and On-line Editor of the Georgia Straight …

Vancouver police are warning the public about a recent “spike” in bicycle thefts.

According to police, 257 bikes were reported stolen between July 31 and August 21. That’s up from the 167 bikes reported stolen during the same period last year.

This year, 1,417 bikes have been stolen so far. In 2008, 1,596 bikes were stolen.

Police say both residential and commercial areas are being targeted.

              Please see Stephen Hui’s article at http://tinyurl.com/njxupz

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