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GENTRIFICATION BORDERLANDS for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Saturday October 27, 2012

Walking Tour
GENTRIFICATION BORDERLANDS with Carnegie Community Action Project
Saturday October 27, 11:30am (approx. 2 hours)
Meet at steps of Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main

Join CCAP on a walking tour of “gentrification borderlands” to highlight new pressures upon the DTES Oppenheimer District (DEOD) that threaten displacement of social housing in the area. Gentrification and rising food costs can feel overwhelming for low-income local residents walking through the Victory Square and Gastown areas. But residents are strong and want to protect their homes and neighbourhood in the DEOD: it is still possible to slow gentrification, preserve good things about our community, and work for more social housing. Learn for yourself how gentrification contributes to homelessness in the Downtown Eastside; chalk the existing zoning borders and see what could be lost and what is still possible. $10 for non-residents, free for local residents

This event was on Day 4 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 

Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012

Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

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