We tell the story of the story of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users campaign against ticketing for vending, jaywalking and public urination in the Downtown Eastside. Positive community alternatives to criminalization and the struggle to see them implemented.
Category Archives: Gentrification
In this show, we look at the fight against the gentrification of Vancouver’s Chinatown and talk to Sid Chow Tan about the organizing going on among Chinatown residents to preserve their right to their own neighbourhood. We also talk to Jim Wong Chu about the case of the D’Arcy Island Leper Colony off the coast of Vancouver Island, where sufferers of Leprosy, almost all of whom were Chinese men, were imprisoned and left to die from 1891 to 1924. Music by Marvin Gaye and the No Luck Club.
For more information about the movie Island of Shadows about the Darcy Island Leper Colony, check out http://www.redstorm.ca/islandofshadows/index.html. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you can access this movie through the Vancouver Public Library.
For more information about the fight against the gentrification of Chinatown, please visit http://dnchome.wordpress.com/