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Red Tent Day of Action at Victory Square in Vancouver DTES on Tuesday Oct 19, 2010

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Vancouver – Rally in Victory Square

When: Tuesday, October 19th noon until 1pm
Where: Victory Square (Hastings and Cambie)
Who: Everyone who believes housing is a right

From Halifax to Victoria, tents will be popping open on October 19th for the Red Tents Campaign Canada Day of Action on Housing and Homelessness.

Connect with local anti-poverty and housing activists to demonstrate address the need for a federal housing strategy and hold the federal government accountable to international human rights.

100 Red Tents will be present at Parliament Hill and the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa, Ontario. Community groups in Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax will be holding solidarity actions.
Supported by:
Pivot Legal Society

Below is a photo of Am Johal, Jean Swanson, Wendy Pedersen and Paul of VANDU

Below is a photo of Wendy Pedersen and David Murray speaking

AHA MEDIA welcomes David Murray, Community Advocate for Social Justice back home in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

June 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently David Murray went on the 75 Anniversary of the On to Ottawa Trek where he spoke about the Red Tents Campaign to Parliament Hill in Ottawa

David Murray is now home in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside where he is sharing his many exciting experiences and memories.  Among his favorite memories was meeting the folks of ADDICQ ( Association for Defending Rights and Inclusion of people who use drugs in Quebec )  and when he toured through the House of Commons in Ottawa!

On to Ottawa Trek
Statements By Members

June 15th, 2010 / 2 p.m.
See context


Libby Davies Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, on the 75th anniversary of the historic “On to Ottawa Trek”, I am proud to welcome eight modern day homelessness trekkers from my riding of Vancouver East, who are here in Ottawa.

Am Johal, Diana Hart, Al Mitchell, Georges Maltais, Shawn Millar, David Murray, John Richardson and Garvin Snider left Vancouver on June 6 to re-enact the 1935 workers’ protest against poor wages and abysmal working conditions in government camps during the Great Depression.

This wonderful group is also marking the end of the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay, which I was honoured to participate in.

These groups and over 50 major Canadian organizations are calling on the government to support a national housing strategy and to vote yes to Bill C-304.