Browsing All Posts filed under »Justice«

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

August 31, 2010


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Philosopher’s Cafe: Social Darwinism

March 30, 2009


Passed along by Zahid Makdoom: The Philosophers’ Café tomorrow evening March 30th at Café Kathmandu (2779 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) at 7:30 pm. Our topic is: Is Social Darwinism an instrument of racist and authoritarian thought?  Is survival of the fittest an appropriate moral, social, economic, or political ethic? Your gracious and sagacious presence would indeed […]

PSA: Forum on Olympic policing and security

March 23, 2009


From Pivot Legal Society: Forum on Olympic policing and security The VPD, the RCMP and the City of Vancouver will speak at a public information session on how Olympic security measures will affect the Downtown Eastside hosted by Pivot Legal Society, this Thursday. The free forum, at the Strathcona Community Centre, will include a question/answer […]

Justice Rocks! Do You?

August 7, 2008


The Pivot Legal Society-sponsored Justice Rocks festival is coming up, and they’re looking for volunteers. Hey, there’s swag in it for you, not to mention the chance to schmooze with the impecunious, yet famous, staff of the Pivot Legal Society and the future Mayor of Vancouver, semi-notorious rock god and blogger Dave Eby. Here’s the […]