Past and Upcoming Events

  • PRESS RELEASE: Surrey threatens to displace homeless encampment after opening new shelter
    November 18, 2019
    For Immediate ReleaseMonday, Nov 18, 2019 SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Homeless residents of a wooded area off of King George Blvd, known as the “billboards” encampment or “Sanctuary Tent City,” say they will not allow the City of Surrey to use the opening of a new shelter as an excuse to shut down
  • Burnaby tenants rally against mass rezoning! November 19, 5.30PM, Burnaby City Hall
    November 15, 2019
    What: Stop Demovictions Burnaby to rally at public hearing against the rezoning of 8 buildings in Metrotown When: Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30PM Where: Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way After a year-long moratorium on demovictions, developers are back in Metrotown. On Tuesday, November 19, Burnaby City Council will hear rezoning applications for eight buildings,
  • 135A Street: Gathering & Remembrance
    July 4, 2019
    Former residents and friends of the Surrey Strip are gathering to share food, music, and memories of loved ones who are no longer with us – the fallen friends of 135A Street. Everyone is
  • Maywood community BBQ against gentrification! Saturday, July 6th – 4:00 to 7:00PM
    July 1, 2019
    Stop Demovictions is planning our next summer BBQ! Join us on Saturday, July 6th from 4 to 7PM at Maywood Park, 6480 McKay avenue This event is free and everyone is welcome! Hotdogs and drinks will be provided; all other contributions are welcomed. As we live, work and organize in Metrotown, gentrification is becoming visible everywhere.
    June 11, 2019
    A statement by Maple Ridge’s homeless and low-income drug user activists. Last week on June 6, a group of homeless and low-income drug users, activists, and supporters started an unsanctioned overdose prevention site on provincially-owned land in Maple Ridge. During the thirty minutes that the Ridge Meadows OPS was open to the public, three people
    June 4, 2019
    For Immediate ReleaseJune 4, 2019 UNCEDED KATZIE & KWANTLEN TERRITORY (MAPLE RIDGE):  Homeless and low-income drug users are calling a press conference to demand Fraser Health immediately open an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Maple Ridge. For over two years, Anita Place Tent City saved hundreds of lives as an unsanctioned, community-run OPS.  Now closed
  • We Exist! Rally Against Anti-Homeless Hate
    June 3, 2019
    Thursday, June 13 | 1:00pmOutside the Port Coquitlam Courthouse | 2620 Mary Hill Road STOP POLICE HARASSMENT OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE TRI-CITIES! BUILD HOMES NOW! Homeless people in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody are pushed into hiding by the “Tri-Cities Model” of dealing with homelessness by disappearing homeless people. Police and bylaw officers
  • June Townhall: Will Burnaby’s new housing policies protect tenants from displacement?
    June 1, 2019
    Join the Stop Demovictions Burnaby Townhall this Wednesday, June 5 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the 3rd floor of the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4460 Beresford Street (across from Metrotown Skytrain Station) The City of Burnaby has been busy lately! On May 13th, the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing released its interim report that recommended 10
  • Communities Not Cops! Join Anti-Police Power Surrey at Police Week
    May 8, 2019
    Saturday, May 11, 20191:00 pm – 3:00 pmSurrey RCMP Main Detachment14355 57 Ave, Surrey Please invite your friends and share widely! You can count on the Surrey RCMP to show up at community events and festivals, take selfies, and hand out stickers to kids. This is part of a concerted effort to normalize the massive
  • Rally for Homes Not Hate in Maple Ridge!
    April 12, 2019
    Homes not hate! Homes for all! Sunday April 14th, 1:00pm Corner of Lougheed Hwy & Burnett Street, Maple
  • International day of action against evictions and outrageous rents – Saturday, April 6, Metrotown, 2pm
    March 26, 2019
    Rally and action on Saturday, April 6, 20192pm in front of Metrotown Skytrain Station, 4401 Beresford StreetMore information to come about the action next week! * We will hold a Townhall prior to this day on Wednesday, April 3rd! Join us at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House at 6.30pm to hear more about this call for action and
  • Rally to defend Anita Place and call for homes not prison camps!
    February 28, 2019
    Tuesday March 5th, 4:00pm outside Anita Place tent city on 223rd St and 117 Ave. Support Anita Place Tent City – call for fire safe heating now, and for the Province to buy the apartment building across the street for social housing at 100% welfare/pension
  • The frontlines of struggle against colonialism are everywhere: Alliance Against Displacement statement in unity with the Wet’suwet’en
    January 8, 2019
    On Monday, January 7th the RCMP and the office of Canada’s Prime Minister, began enforcing a Supreme Court injunction and started an invasion of the sovereign territory of the Gitdumt’en and Unist’ot’en Clans of the Wet’suwet’en nation, located in the north-central part of so-called British Columbia. The RCMP is a paramilitary organization that was founded
  • RALLY: Communities Not Cops! Divest from Police, Invest in People
    November 15, 2018
    Rally against police power on November 24 at 2:00pm outside Surrey City Hall. Massive funding for police comes at the expense of social programs and resources, like community centres and youth programs, which could actually address some of the root causes of violence in our communities. By divesting from the police, we can invest in real community
  • Electoral Politics & Vancouver’s White Progressive Sweep
    November 1, 2018
    Free panel and discussion New date – Tuesday November 27, 2018 / 7:00pm  Grandview-Calvary Baptist Church / 1803 East 1st Avenue (One block East of Commercial Drive. Accessibility info below.) The results of this year’s municipal election in Vancouver mark the return of two political forces to dominance at city hall: #ProgressiveSweep, and #VancouverSoWhite. Both claims mask
  • Public Panel: Against Policing & the Politics of Fear in Surrey
    October 29, 2018
    Join us for a panel and discussion Thurs, Nov. 8, 7:00 pm at KPU. Members of Anti-Police Power Surrey will discuss issues related to "crime" and policing, including the gang panic, the criminalization of poverty, immigration detention, and alternatives to
  • Spend the surplus! Metrotown residents challenge candidates to do “more than a moratorium” and use the budgetary surplus for non-market housing
    October 18, 2018
    Burnaby’s mayoral candidate Mike Hurley and his supporters in the Green Party have created a major challenge to Mayor Corrigan’s long rule with their centrepiece campaign promise of stopping demovictions in Metrotown. They have picked up the grassroots Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign’s long standing demand for a “moratorium on demovictions” until existing purpose built rental housing can be replaced. Stop Demovictions Burnaby and Metrotown tenants facing demoviction challenge
  • Schoolhouse squat jail support & press conference
    October 7, 2018
    SCHOOLHOUSE SQUAT JAIL SUPPORT & PRESS CONFERENCE WHAT: Press conference and jail support for Schoolhouse Squatters WHERE: Nanaimo RCMP, 303 Prideaux, Snuneymuxw Territory WHEN: Sunday October 7, 12:30 pm Show up to support the Schoolhouse Squatters! If you can’t, we encourage people to phone the Nanaimo RCMP (1-250-745-2345) and demand the release of the squatters,
  • 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
  • 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: 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

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