In memory of the 6 lives lost and 19 injured while in prayer, three years ago, at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City.
Molly Caron talks about the upcoming play, The Most Massive Woman Wins, with producer and
actor Cecilia Splendiferous and body-positive performance artist, Hilary Fillier. The play, by
Madeleine George, will run during the Vancouver Fringe Festival, at the Vancity Culture Lab,
from September 5 to 15.
Vancouver Fringe Festival:
2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
August 9 – 11
VOAF is dedicated to supporting self-identified outsider artists who face social exclusion and other visible/invisible barriers to sharing their work.
Molly Caron and Peter Finch discuss Vancouvers Cedar Cottage Garden and the Interurban Railway.
The Cedar Cottage Community Garden at Hull St. and Victoria Diversion started in 2008 under the SkyTrain guideway and has since expanded. The garden has 109 plots, an orchard of about 30 different fruit trees, a composting system of multiple bins, an apiary, and areas dedicated to growing foods that are donated to the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House. The garden also hosts a laneway house. The energy-efficient home, called the West House, is a project of SFU, which has been leasing the dwelling’s spot from the city since April 2013.
In the spring of 2108 the City of Vancouver announced plans to develop a five-storey rental building at the site, with tenants expected to move in by 2021. The Garden will be uprooted and moved down the hill to Trout Lake’s grassy South east corner.
Molly Caron and Jean Swanson, Vancouver’s marathon activist discuss her continued commitment and leadership to local community initiatives addressing poverty. Relating to her book: Poor Bashing, The Politics of Exclusion.
Poor-bashing means ignoring facts and repeating stereotypes about people who are poor.
Poor-bashing means having your reality and perceptions denied by people with more money than you have.
Poor-bashing means living in terror that someone will take your children.
To understand the link between history, policy, socio-political structures and the person on the street … please read:
Poor Bashing, The Politics of Exclusion. By Jean Swanson available online and at local independent book stores.
Book: Poor bashing, the politics of Exclusion. By Jean Swanson
Vancouver Tenants Union