On Saturday, June 30th, over 150 residents were evicted from the 62 units of housing at 6525, 6559 and 6585 Sussex Avenue. Most had already been intimidated and pressured into leaving, and the few who remained were forced to finally pack up and leave their homes. The Sussex evictions are one site in an endless […]
Events and Updates
Alliance Against Displacement’s position on Vancouver Rape Relief. Vancouver Rape Relief enacts violence against trans women Vancouver Rape Relief (VRR) refuses to affirm trans women as women, but rather than explicitly make the claim that trans women are men, they dodge the question with tautologies like “trans women are trans women.” VRR excludes trans women […]
Alliance Against Displacement responds to Chinatown Action Group’s open letter aligning themselves with Rape Relief On May 1st, Vancouver’s Chinatown Action Group (CAG) released a public statementdefending Yuly Chan, one of their central leaders, against critiques that she holds political positions that are oppressive to trans women and sex workers. CAG is an anti-capitalist activist organization […]
Rally at Sussex Avenue to resist the ongoing cycle of evictions and displacement in Metrotown. Where: 6525 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby (across from Metrotown Skytrain station) When: Sunday July 1st @ 3:00PM On Saturday, June 30th, the over 150 residents of 6525, 6559 and 6585 Sussex Avenue will face eviction. Most have already been intimidated, scared […]
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 […]
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 […]