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City of Vancouver Locks W2 Media Cafe W2 Community and Indigenous Groups shut out

City of Vancouver Locks W2 Media Cafe
W2 Community and Indigenous Groups shut out

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As a pre-Christmas gift, on December 17 the City of Vancouver changed locks on the W2 Media Cafe in the Woodward’s Atrium.

Community groups are responding raising objections to loss of inclusive space in the Downtown Eastside. The 10,000 sq ft community-engaged media arts centre had been facing a controversial December 31 eviction notice.

The inner-city media hub is broadly recognized for incubating and launching programs and services with the Urban Indigenous community, and these groups are most affected by the locks being changed.

A Press Conference will take place at the Woodward’s Atrium on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:00am.

Speakers will include:

Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Co-Founder, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival•

Debbie Krull, Woodsquat Veteran

Cease Wyss, Squamish Media Artist

Ashley Frances, InDigital Co-Coordinator

Rob Morgan, Woodsquat Veteran/LAPP member

Scott Clark, ALIVE Executive Director

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Media Contact: Scott Clark, ALIVE, clarkscott00@hotmail.com

Ikea monkey at W2

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