Politicians are celebrating the news that the 135A “Surrey Strip” is going indoors as social workers have begun moving residents of the iconic 3 year old camp into 160 Atco trailer rooms. But homeless residents of the Strip and advocates with Alliance Against Displacement are not uncritically celebrating. They see the move as the beginning […]
Events and Updates
Join Alliance Against Displacement for our first ever Revolutionary Film Night on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM. We’re screening Raoul Peck’s fantastic film, The Young Karl Marx, which depicts Marx & Engels’s early adventures in evading state repression, debating with idealists, and developing a politics that speaks concretely to workers’ experiences and struggles. The […]
The Tenant Eviction Defense Network believes that only by tenants organizing themselves, supporting each other and resisting together can we break the endless cycle of demovictions. The government or the corporate landlords won’t stop our constant displacement; it’s up to us to put a wrench in the spokes of the demoviction machine. Join us on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30pm at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House (4460 Beresford Street, third floor) across from the Metrotown Skytrain Station to plan how we can fight together to break the cycle of demovictions.
Join Alliance Against Displacement for our first ever Revolutionary Film Night on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM. We’re screening Raoul Peck’s award-winning documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, which is based on an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript and features rare archival footage the 1950s and 1960s. I Am Not Your Negro trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM LOCATION This […]
Anita Place tent city started May 2nd, 2017 to give homeless people in Maple Ridge a place to stay, a place to be, and a place to be safe… and a place to advocate for the social housing we so desperately need. Anita Place is a survival camp that, in five months, has supported hundreds of impoverished people with emergency shelter, food and water, health services, and a safer community space that we are denied by government austerity and the cult of “individual responsibility” in the often hostile world around us. Anita Place has successfully shone a public light on homelessness and poverty in the Fraser Valley through the frontline leadership of homeless people themselves. We are strong in our autonomous community space. As the fall weather turns we are entering negotiations with the City and Provincial governments to “decamp” Anita Place from a position of strength and power.
Anita Place Tent City responds to Maple Ridge City Council’s rejection of supportive housing at Burnett Street By Anita Place Tent City Council On Tuesday night Maple Ridge City Council lined up with the mob of anti-homeless Ridgeilantes and voted down BC Housing’s rezoning application for a permanent supportive housing and shelter building on Burnett […]
Townhall: Individual Responsibility or Economic Crisis? The class & colonial roots of poverty and homelessness in Maple Ridge
On the one-year anniversary of the launch of Anita Place tent city, homeless campers and Alliance Against Displacement welcome you to come take part in a community townhall about the causes of homelessness in British Columbia. The Facebook message boards and newspaper comments sections are full of accusations against homeless people, accusing them of being […]
Join us for two events in a celebration of Maple Ridge’s homeless community leaders! Making and marking history in low-income community struggle at the edge of Metro Vancouver On May 2nd 2017 a small group of homeless people and supporters marched from Maple Ridge’s soon-to-close Rain City homeless shelter to a city-owned and fenced-in empty […]
When: Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Surrey City Central Library, Room 418 (Ambedkar Room, fourth floor), 10350 University Drive, Surrey (next to Surrey Central Skytrain Station) Experiments are being carried out in Surrey to develop new strategies to manage “social disorder” through policing. We see the devastating effects of these […]
What: All-community demonstration for housing justice When: Saturday, April 21st 2:00pm Where: Metrotown Skytrain Station (Meet at the corner of Beresford and Sussex) Renters and homeless people everywhere in southern British Columbia are are facing evictions – renovictions, demovictions, or evictions by high rent – and nowhere is that crisis so intense as in Metrotown. […]