MOMENTS OF COMMUNITY AND LABOUR HISTORY with Jean Swanson and Joey Hartman for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Oct 27 2013
MOMENTS OF COMMUNITY AND LABOUR HISTORY
Sunday October 27, 11am – 1pm
Meet at Oppenheimer Park Field House, 488 Powell
Moments of Community and Labour History is a walking tour of twelve memorial plaques that commemorate perseverance, resistance and the struggle for inclusion in the Downtown Eastside. Join Jean Swanson (Carnegie Community Action Project) and Joey Hartman (President, Vancouver and District Labour Council) on a walk through the Downtown Eastside where moments in Vancouver’s labour and community history will be marked. People who participated in these community moments will also be on the walk. Learn about camping for CRAB Park, redressing the Head Tax, the death of Olaf Solheim, striking longshore workers being attacked at Ballantyne Pier, the soapbox victory for Free Speech and more! This is the first tour of the commemorative plaques since the project was completed and installed this past summer with funding from the City of Vancouver. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. The walk will end at Woodward’s Atrium, 111 W. Hastings. $10 for non-residents, free for local residents
This event was on Day 5 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 23 to Sunday November 3, 2013
Over 80 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
On page 9 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 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