Oct 19, 2018
Organizers with Alliance Against Displacement share stories about the Schoolhouse Squat as well as DisconTent City and a few other tent cities on unceded Coast Salish territories. We talk about the context of the housing crisis, how homeless indigenous and working class people are organizing to meet their immediate needs for shelter, safety, and community, building a revolutionary political force in the streets, legal and political strategies, resisting isolation and exclusion at the hands of cops and supportive housing organizations, urban indigenous political identity, ongoing state repression from city and provincial governments, community self-defence and care....and more.
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Nanaimo DisconTent city is camp set up to protest the injustices forced upon people experiencing homelessness, and demand affordable housing not shelters!
Saanich Tent City (known as Camp Namegans - we are all one) started in May 2018. On Sept 15, it became Namegans Nation, the first urban reserve in Canada.
Anita Place tent city started May 2nd, 2017 to give homeless people in Maple Ridge a place to stay, a place to be, and a place to be safe… and a place to advocate for the social housing we so desperately need.