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Jane's Walk: Renters' Union Guide to Mount Pleasant

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Jane's Walk: Renters' Union Guide to Mount Pleasant

Time: May 2, 2015 from 3:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Mount Pleasant Community Centre
Street: 1 Kingsway
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: mount, pleasant, walk, rent, history
Organized By: Nathan Crompton, Jannie Leung
Latest Activity: May 1, 2015

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This walk will focus on Vancouver's long history of working class housing activism. In recent years, Mount Pleasant has become a hotspot for gentrification and evictions, but it has also emerged as a place of renter organizing and community resilience. Sites visited on this walk include the highly-contested Rize tower, at Kingsway and Broadway, and the Lion's Manor housing complex, site of the successful organizing of seniors against a 45% rent increase in 2012. Join us as we tour the unrecognized sites of Mount Pleasant, a vibrant working class, immigrant neighborhood truly worth defending.

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