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With Glowing Hearts: the doc, the demo, the digerati!

August 31, 2010

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Can Twitter change the world? Can YouTube save a soul? Is there, ultimately, any real point to what we do online, or is it just (as the critics claim) a safe little sandbox where we play at building castles that are stomped flat and then forgotten? A new Canadian documentary aims to answer that question […]

Poverty Olympics Torchbearers Wanted

January 31, 2010

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The Poverty Olympics are an annual event in Vancouver that leverages the media and public attention paid to the Olympics to draw attention to the ongoing, systemic problems of the inner city environment of the Downtown Eastside. The picture of Vancouver that outsiders have is often skewed, and the Poverty Olympics organizers seek to generate […]

Revitalizing a Media Reform Movement in Canada by OpenMedia

January 26, 2010

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OpenMedia, a cross between an activist group, a think tank, and a startup, have released the results of their study of the potential for a broad-based media revolution in Canada. It’s available as a PDF download or a Scribd document (also below) and they have a related online survey that you can fill out to […]

A Not-So-Silent Night! Benefit for Pivot Legal Society

December 1, 2009

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A Not So Silent Night! (stolen from an email invite; you can sign up for Pivot Legal Society email newsletters and alerts) Support the Pivot Legal Society, Downtown Eastside do-gooders! Hi Everyone, Please set the date aside, and invite everyone you know to Pivot’s annual Christmas party, A Not So Silent Night! Date: Saturday December […]

Pivot Legal Society AGM

November 18, 2009

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Got this from an email. Contact them to get on the list (deets at the bottom). Pivot Annual General Meeting   Featuring guest speaker Dr. Evan Wood presenting on drug policy, harm reduction and crack cocaine use. All welcome! Where: 112 West Hastings Street When: November 25, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Who: All members and […]

Vancouver Changecamp June 20

June 2, 2009

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I initially volunteered to help with Changecamp, but warned them at the beginning I wouldn’t be able to help pull it off in May, and the way May turned out I had no chance to help out when they switched it to June, either. So the least I can do is post this, eh? VanChangeCamp […]

Storytelling Our Lives at Gallery Gachet

May 27, 2009

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This is from a Facebook invitation. As I’ve mentioned before, Gallery Gachet is an excellent gallery located just off Gastown on Cordova, whose mission it is to work with outsider artists. Now they are doing live theatre in the space, which sould be quite an intimate experience. Storytelling Our Lives is an exciting theatre production […]