Krissy Darch Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5566 en Neighbours watch through night in anguish as fire devours building with affordable housing on Fraser http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/neighbours-watch-through-night-anguish-fire-devours-building-affordable-housing-fraser Few people slept on the corner of Fraser and Broadway last night. I sat up at midnight to a man shouting “Fire! Fire!,” into an eerily quiet street. I went out to my rickety balcony to the smell of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/neighbours-watch-through-night-anguish-fire-devours-building-affordable-housing-fraser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News affordable housing issues Fire on Franser Street real estate in Vancouver Sat, 07 Jun 2014 21:36:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 19056 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver's lesbian history project launch revives local feminist history http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/vancouvers-lesbian-history-project-launch-revives-local-feminist-history The launch of the Vancouver Lesbian history project turns out, in many ways, to be as much about the backlash against feminism as it is about the public erasure of Vancouver’s lesbian past, and the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/vancouvers-lesbian-history-project-launch-revives-local-feminist-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Tue, 04 Dec 2012 06:51:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 13679 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Making Vancouver affordable for elderly women http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/women-cities/making-vancouver-affordable-elderly-women Elderly women aren't a "drain" on society, but can add immense value to the community --if Vancouver changes to become more livable for them, said participants at the Women Changing Cities discussion.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/women-cities/making-vancouver-affordable-elderly-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Changing Cities City affordable housing Vancouver older women Vancouver women women seniors Women Transforming Cities Women transforming cities cafe Sun, 25 Nov 2012 01:04:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 13635 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Why isn't anyone talking about the misogyny involved in Amanda Todd's life and death? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/why-isnt-anyone-talking-about-misogyny-involved-amanda-todds-life-and-death With the death of 15-year-old Amanda Todd, BC schools have some reckoning on their hands. Will they take the opportunity to look at the systemic causes of Todd’s experience of harassment and violence...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/why-isnt-anyone-talking-about-misogyny-involved-amanda-todds-life-and-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feminista Amanda Todd tragedy anti-bullying anti-violence bullying City of Vancouver’s Women’s Advisory Committee Fazeela Jiwa Gender Focus Jarrah Hodge Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:50:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 13121 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ray Hsu on taking the "book" out of "bookstore" http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/2011/07/28/ray-hsu-taking-book-out-bookstore Is UBC Bookstore being transitioned into a UBC Futures shop? Eight hundred have signed a petition protesting UBC's decision to drop "bookstore" out of its bookstore's name. Ray Hsu comments.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/2011/07/28/ray-hsu-taking-book-out-bookstore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Books Culture Asian-Canadian Writing Class Chapters Futures Shop Modern Language Association proposed UBC Bookstore name change UBC Bookstore UBC Central UBC student petition University of British Columbia Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:40:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 8131 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Tetsuro Shigematsu responds to "Asians in the Library" video http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/03/18/tetsuro-shigematsu-responds-asians-library-video Here on the west coast, our university populations are racialized as Asian, similar to those at the University of Los Angeles.&nbsp; It’s no wonder that the now-viral video, posted last week, of a...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/03/18/tetsuro-shigematsu-responds-asians-library-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Asians Library racism UBC UCLA Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:22:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 6646 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Asian, whatever that means http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/25/asian-whatever-means What the heck does “Asian flush" mean?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/25/asian-whatever-means" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Scene World Politics Maclean's Ray Hsu Too Asian UBC Fri, 26 Nov 2010 12:34:00 +0000 Krissy Darch 5565 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com