On this day two years ago – August 2nd, 2016 – we won 100% welfare- and pension-rate housing at 58 West Hastings. City council is now trying to go back on its commitment. Together, we have the power to pressure them to build the housing we need.
This rally and march is organized by the Our Homes Can’t Wait Coalition, which the Carnegie Community Action Project is a part of. Please join us a3 pmpm on Thursday, August 2nd at Main and Hastings.
What: Take back 58 – Rally and march
When: August 2nd, Thursday
Where: Main & Hastings
This event will mark the next step in our campaign for 58 West Hastings. Beginning on August 23, the Coalition will wage a “58 day of rage” campaign leading up to the October 20 municipal election to demand Vancouver City Council keeps its promise to deliver 100% welfare- and pension-rate housing at 58 West Hastings. We invite all those in solidarity with the poor and working people of the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown to join us in our fight. Each day homelessness and the (loss of affordable housing due to gentrification) evictions crisis continue to worsen in our communities, now is the time to stand up and say enough!
The OHCW coalition recognizes that this event takes place on the stolen territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
Read about OHCW’s campaign and community vision for 58 West Hastings here. The Our Homes Can’t Wait campaign and the community vision for 58 W Hastings has so far been endorsed by Carnegie Community Action Project, Carnegie Community Centre Association, The Drug Users Resource Centre, Gallery Gachet, Alliance Against Displacement, Carnegie African Descent Group, Vancouver IWW, COSCO Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of B.C., Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, WAHRS – Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, First United – Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Pivot Legal Society, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, Chinatown Concern Group 唐人街關注組, Chinatown Action Group 華埠行動小組, Aboriginal Front Door, and Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative