CFLS & the Social Justice Action Network present a collaborative panel discussion:
DISAPPEARING HOMES: Gentrification on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
This panel will explore the intersections between gentrification, equality, and the law. This is a particularly interesting topic for Vancouverites, as some of our city’s low-income communities face growing threats to their ability to remain in their neighbourhoods. Come hear from a grassroots organizer, a lawyer, and an urban geographer about the issues, research and reactions surrounding gentrification in Vancouver.
Tuesday, 11 February @ 12:30 PM
Room 122, Allard Hall (1822 East Mall)
View the Facebook event here.
Wendy Pedersen, Grassroots Organizer
Wendy is a long-time DTES resident and community organizer who has worked as a researcher with the Carnegie Community Action Project, a project of the Carnegie Centre that seeks to keep the DTES a low income friendly community.
DJ Larkin, Lawyer, Pivot Legal Society
DJ was drawn to law by her belief in the law’s power to build a more just society. She currently focuses her practice on litigating and researching the criminalization of homelessness, systems of housing which infringe the human rights and housing rights of low-income renters and housing policies and practices that put women and families at risk.
Lisa Freeman, Post-Doctoral Fellow, SFU Geography
Lisa is an urban legal geographer with roots in anti-poverty activism. Her research interests include municipal governance, single-room occupancy dwellings, gentrification, suburban poverty and public space. She uses feminist research methodologies to explore marginality, inequality and power within urban and suburban spaces.