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At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community
With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.
Jul 8th, 2015
Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival
B.C.’s largest social film festival is coming to Vancouver from March 20-22 Amnesty International, CoDevelopment Canada and Village Vancouver in partnership with Langara College Continuing Studies...
Mar 6th, 2015
Mayor Gregor Robertson on the passing of Jim Green
Jim Green, defender of the poor, activist, politician, football-lover, died Tuesday morning. He was 68 years old, and was battling lung cancer. "It is with great sadness...
Feb 28th, 2012
Mark Jaccard outlines challenges of climate change action in new book, Deluding Ourselves to Disaster
Jaccard's central question: What is your moral duty as a citizen if independent evidence consistently show your government is not telling the truth and the implications are disastrous?
Feb 10th, 2012
Films examine food at its roots
World Community Film Festival educates and inspires audiences through documentaries.
Feb 7th, 2012
Half-and-Half project creates social justice through photography
With a bold new project called Half-and-Half, Vancouver-based photographer Joshua Hergesheimer plans to give back 50 per cent of the profits made from photographs to the subject that made the...
Aug 12th, 2011
Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change
Successful female business leaders talk about how to grow a business while remaining true to your cause.
May 7th, 2011
In Canada's poorest neighborhood, a pastor serves mass and lunch
Not everyone is finished when Brian lets in the second group. Some in the first group have shoveled pasta into plastic bags they brought and are calling for more...
Aug 3rd, 2010