Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: September 26, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House
Street: 1019 Broughton Street
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: west-end, free, community, fixing
Organized By: Vancouver Fix-It Collective
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2016
This event takes place on traditional, unceded, occupied ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. As settlers uninvited to these lands we as organizers acknowledge that we are unable to do anti-racist work without using its resources and are complicit in a colonial system that perpetuates violence against Indigenous Peoples. We want to extend meaningful solidarity by fighting against the ongoing genocide, environmental racism, and violence of the indigenous people in these lands.
Bring your own cup ....and container! We will have water, and tea available, and some healthy & nutritious snacks, but in the name of #zerowaste and epic love of nature, we want to encourage the use of re-usable items.
If you are coming, *please* tell us what you plan to bring, by posting in the event, so we can ensure we have the right tools, and such available, and it gives us all time to brainstorm as a group (those others coming can see too!)
Do you have broken stuff at home you've been waiting all summer to repair.....?! Do you have a knack for fixing things and want to share your skills?
Bring your items, and your creative spirits. We’ll help each other repair, re-purpose and renew broken items , whether we're skilled in this field or not, there's opportunity to learn, share, and fix!
Fixing keeps waste out of the landfill, builds our shared capacity to live in a regenerative way...plus it's a great excuse to just hang out and meet our neighbours!
This round we are pleased to partner up again with Maker Mobile *and* Frameworq to encourage a diversity of fixes!
Textile fixing will be in the community centre, and for all non-textile related fixes we'll have Maker Mobile's Workshop on Wheels parked out front! (see photos from our first event to get a feel for this magical workshop on wheels!)
By the way....this event isn't only about experts and people who have things to fix.... while it has that aspect, you certainly don't have to be either.....it's also about coming together, sharing what skills we do have and working together to fix things - learning with each other. When we don't know, we can always look it up online! It's ultimately about empowering ourselves, debunking some of those myths around fixing items, building community, and sharing in this life on this planet, together. :)
Hope to see you there!
hashtag - vanfixit
Instagram/ Twitter (at) vanfixit
10-1ish (to be finalized as we draw closer)
**In the past we've had a set day planned but this time we're going to more of a drop-in style....come when you can and stay as long as you like! (though the earlier the better so we have time to assess and fix :))
Gordon Neighbourhood House 1019 Broughton St, coast salish territory
The physical spaces at the Neighbourhood House are wheelchair accessible, and there is an an elevator for the second floor.
On the main floor we have a single-stall washroom that is gender neutral. The washroom is equipped with grip bars, and a baby change table.
There are also have a few parking spots available.
The lobby is available for anyone who wants to remove themselves from the noise and people at this event.
Scent reduced policy in effect. - http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html
--This event is sponsored in part by the Vancouver Foundation, via Neighborhood Small Grants --