TUESDAY, JUNE 11
Meet at corner of Main & Hastings for a march on Hastings
BLOCK CONDOS TODAY TO BUILD SOCIAL HOUSING TOMORROW!
CREATE A SOCIAL JUSTICE ZONE IN THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE!
Over the past two-weeks the Anti-Gentrification Caucus of the DTES Local Area Planning Process has been organizing a petition drive and outreach campaign to mobilize the low-income community against gentrification and displacement and for social housing and other low-income community assets.
Tuesday is the day to come out in defence of the DTES low-income community. We will march together to key sites in the neighbourhood where speakers will explain why this community is so important, why the city must help defend it against real estate development, and how we will struggle on together.
Now is the critical moment because the city is currently drafting the basic points for their plan for the next 30 years of development in the DTES and we must stand up and speak out together to make the voices of the low-income community heard.
We acknowledge that the Downtown Eastside occupies the unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish Coast Salish Nations.
In the next weeks, City Hall will release its bottomlines for the development future of yet-unplanned parts of the DTES. The Local Area Planning Process (LAPP) Anti-Gentrification Caucus has released its own bottomline: A plan for a Social Justice Zone in the DTES where low-income communities can continue to build a healthy, safe and just community themselves.
Join us to demand that the City of Vancouver adopt the policies proposed by low-income DTES residents as the truthful outcome of the LAPP!
What’s the LAPP?
For two years, low-income Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents have been working on a Local Area Planning Process (LAPP) is a plan for the development future of yet-unplanned parts of the Downtown Eastside, including the DTES Oppenheimer District, Hastings Corridor and Thornton Park. The City of Vancouver promised the LAPP would “improve the lives of those who currently live in the area, particularly low-income people and those who are most vulnerable.”
To read more about the Social Justice Zone: http://ccapvancouver.wordpress.com/category/city-planning/social-justice-zone/