Past and Upcoming Events

  • Emergency Counter-Rally to Stop Racism & Defend Discontent City!
    August 3, 2018
    Discontent City and Alliance Against Displacement plan a counter-rally against an anti-homeless march in Nanaimo organized by “Action Against Discontent City” and the white supremacist gang Soldiers of Odin. UNCEDED SNUNEYMUXW TERRITORY (NANAIMO): On Sunday August 5th, the far right, white supremacist group Soldiers of Odin will join an ad-hoc group of anti-homeless bigots organized
  • Revolutionary Film Night: Pride (2014)
    July 9, 2018
    Join Alliance Against Displacement for our next Revolutionary Film Night on Friday, July 20th at 7 pm. We’re screening Pride, which tells the true story of how a group of gay and lesbian activists (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners) stepped up to support the UK miners’ strike of 1984. We’ll hear a brief presentation
  • March for Trans Peoples & Sex Workers Liberation!
    July 9, 2018
    When: Saturday August 11th, noon Where: Start at Main and Hastings, Unceded Coast Salish Territories Outraged by the loss of another trans woman and sex worker in the DTES, we are marching for the people that we’ve lost but also for the people we refuse to lose. We are marching towards a world without capital, colonialism,
  • Poverty and Discontent: The roots of anti-homeless hate
    July 9, 2018
    Join us this Friday, July 13th, in Nanaimo for a public panel and discussion: Poverty & Discontent: The roots of anti-homeless hate. Friday, July 13th at 7:00pm Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo On May 17, 2018 the founders of Discontent City set up tents in an unused lot at the edge of
  • Rally & BBQ Against Evictions and Displacement
    June 28, 2018
    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
  • Revolutionary Film Night: I Am Not Your Negro
    June 5, 2018
    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
  • Townhall: Individual Responsibility or Economic Crisis? The class & colonial roots of poverty and homelessness in Maple Ridge
    April 28, 2018
    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
  • Anita Place Tent City’s One Year Anniversary!
    April 19, 2018
    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
  • Conversations on Community Safety: Policing Indigenous & Racialized People
    April 18, 2018
    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
  • March against Evictions  | No more evictions! Stop all forced displacement!
    April 15, 2018
    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.
  • Monthly Townhall | Demoviction Crisis in Metrotown
    March 25, 2018
    What: Monthly Townhall When: Wednesday April 4th 6:30pm Where: Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 3rd floor (4460 Beresford Street, just south-west of the Metrotown Skytrain Station) At the end of July 2017, Burnaby City Council voted unanimously in favour of their “Downtown” Metrotown Plan, increasing, with the stroke of a pen, allowable building heights and skyrocketing land
  • Conversations on Community Safety Policing Poverty
    March 16, 2018
    When: Monday, March 26, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: Surrey City Centre Library 10350 University Drive (just west of Surrey Central Skytrain Station) Dr. Ambedkar Room (fourth floor) The focus for the second “Conversation on Community Safety” meeting will be policing poverty in Surrey. The City’s response to the homeless crisis on 135A Street
  • All investment is global: A panel on the foreign investment myth and settler nationalism
    March 4, 2018
    WEDNESDAY MARCH 7, 2018 / 6:30 PM / BURNABY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE (4460 Beresford Street, 3rd floor – across from the Metrotown Skytrain Station) SPEAKERS TBA Metro Vancouver is experiencing a housing crisis. The crisis is commonly presented as the inability of citizen-taxpayer-professionals to own a home in Vancouver because of skyrocketing real estate prices. The
  • Book Launch of Policing Black Lives with author Robyn Maynard and guests
    February 16, 2018
    What: Book Launch of Policing Black Lives with author Robyn Maynard and guests When: March 1, 2018 at 6 pm Where: Room 1900, SFU Harbour Center, 515 West Hastings Full event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/399026460520621/ FEBRAURY 21, 2018 VANCOUVER – The Vancouver book launch of best-selling book Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to
  • Rally and Panel | Home ownership is not housing justice!
    February 15, 2018
    Two urgent events to oppose and unpack foreign investment narratives as diversions from movements for housing justice. On Sunday February 18th, a new coalition called the Affordability Action Hub is calling a rally for Canadian state control against “foreign” investment, which they are branding as an “affordable housing” protest. The February 18th rally sponsors include
  • Tenant Eviction Defense Network Block Party
    February 15, 2018
    Saturday February 17th 2:00pm to 5:00pm Lawn outside of 6525 Sussex Ave at Beresford (2 blocks east of Metrotown Skytrain Station) Since 2011, the Metrotown area has seen over 775 affordable living units destroyed (People’s plan, appendix 1). The passing of the Metrotown Plan this summer is responsible for this loss. Mayor Corrigan and the
  • Potluck and townhall: Demovictions are Heart Breaking! 
    February 4, 2018
    A potluck and community townhall about the destructive effects of demovictions and our growing movement to stop evictions Wednesday February 7th 6:30pm Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 3rd Floor (4464 Beresford Street, just south-west of the Metrotown skytrain station)  After a brief lull around Burnaby City Council`s vote for the area-wide rezoning of Metrotown for condos, demovictions (and
  • NDP at UDI? Homes not profits! End homelessness, demovictions, and renovictions now!
    November 15, 2017
    On Thursday November 16th, Stop Demovictions Burnaby is calling for an emergency protest against Premier Horgan and Housing Minister Robinson’s appearance at an Urban Development Institute luncheon. While the new NDP government shake hands with and make promises to the real estate profit industry at a $120/plate lunch, we will rally outside to call for an end
  • Public Forum | Break the Blue Chains
    September 1, 2017
    What: Voices from community struggles to end police violence, social worker control, and the colonial regulation of our bodies When: Friday September 15, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: Surrey Central Library Room 418 (Ambedkar Room, fourth floor) 10350 University Drive, Surrey (next to Surrey Central Skytrain Station) After decades of neoliberal economics and government austerity policies inequality
  • Stand with Ten Year Tent City against Displacement
    June 25, 2017
    What: Emergency rally  When: 5PM, Tuesday, June 27th Where:  950 Main Street (Access to site via Station Street), unceded coast salish territories The courts will not support us but the people will! On Monday June 26th the Ten Year Tent City goes to court again. Unlike the previous notice in May which was issued by the City
  • Celebration of the Ten Year Tent City victory
    May 16, 2017
    When: 4pm, Saturday, May 20th What:  Rally, Potluck BBQ & Music (We will have some food there but please bring along some food or drinks if you are able to.) Where:  At the Ten Year Tent City (close to 1005 Station St.), unceded coast salish territories The 2017 BC election took place during the heights of a housing
  • The Housing Crisis is Global! Anti-imperialist perspectives on “foreign” investment and our homes
    November 19, 2016
    The Housing Crisis is Global! Anti-imperialist perspectives on “foreign” investment and our homes When: 6.30pm, Tuesday, November 29 Where: Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave) *Accessibility info at bottom* SPEAKERS: 何盈欣 Beverly Ho, Chinatown Action Group Hessed Torres, Migrante BC Ivan Drury, Alliance Against Displacement and The Volcano newspaper Natalie Knight, Yurok, Alliance Against Displacement and
  • Demovict the Metrotown Plan! Save 3,000 Homes!
    October 19, 2016
    Protest Burnaby’s proposed Downtown Metrotown Plan DEMOVICT THE METROTOWN PLAN! SAVE 3,000 HOMES! Saturday November 12 2pm Metrotown Skytrain Station, at the bottom of the stairs And come ready to march!   At the end of November, Burnaby Council will vote on the future of every resident of low-rise apartments in the Metrotown area. If
  • Surrey Steals From the Homeless! Rally and March: Oct 3rd, 3pm
    September 30, 2016
    Every day the RCMP, Surrey bylaw officers and city workers come to “The Strip” (135A Street) in order to force homeless residents to take down their tents, pack up their belongings and make everything moveable. And every day they confiscate somebody’s possessions because they consider them unattended or just garbage. But homeless residents of “The
  • The Anatomy of Burnaby’s “Downtown” Metrotown Plan
    September 30, 2016

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