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The Ethical Hustle
The Ethical Hustle
'Up With Hope' Addresses Waste Management Issues in Kenya Through Three East Vancouver Guys and the Environmental Youth Alliance
The underlying concept of ‘Up With Hope’ is best deciphered through the story of a twenty-year-old Kenya resident named Kaka (which is Swahili for brother). He is the leader of the Mathare...
Mar 8th, 2010
Democracy Now Reports on the Dissenting Voices of the Vancouver 2010 Games: An Interview with Reporter Aaron Maté
Democracy Now's Aaron Maté discusses his report on the Olympics, titled "In the Shadow of the Olympic Flame: A Report from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, the Poorest Neighbourhood in...
Mar 4th, 2010
A Tour of Tent Village on the Downtown Eastside, Guided By Ivo (age 17)
Ivo takes Christabel Shaler on a tour of the tent village as he discusses his personal perspective on a demonstration to highlight homelessness on the Downtown Eastside.
Feb 24th, 2010
Crowd Packs Show on Opening Night of 'Here is Now' at Chapel Arts: An Exhibit of Fresh, Young History-Makers
On opening night, the line-up for HERE IS NOW spilled down Dunlevy Avenue. The show was packed before 11pm and eventually the fire marshalls had to shut it down. If you couldn't make it to...
Feb 9th, 2010
Street Kids Gain Access to New Media While Mayor Gregor Robertson and EA Sports Cut the Ribbon on New Opportunities
On Wednesday, January 13th, Mayor Gregor Robertson cut the ribbon on the new media room at Directions Youth Services, funded by EA Sports, an award winning developer of sports video games including...
Jan 16th, 2010
Gregor Robertson and Rain City Housing Provide More Shelters Despite Tight Timelines, Budget Cuts and Controversy
When a reporter asked whether residents could stop shelters from entering their area, Robertson unapologetically said, “No.”
Jan 6th, 2010
Lee Matasi's Birthday Celebration, Four Years After His Murder
Lee Matasi was killed on December 3rd of 2005, outside the Red Room Nightclub in Downtown Vancouver. He was killed because Dennis White decided to get wasted and go to the club with a gun. Lee...
Dec 28th, 2009
Burnkit Ad Campaign Increases Donations to Union Gospel Mission
Advertising Agency, Burnkit, donated $12,500 in creative services to Union Gospel Mission, resulting in ads that are making Vancouver rethink homelessness.
Dec 22nd, 2009
Little Mountain's Gentrification: An Interview With Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth
I remember seeing Ellen Woodsworth at Main and 33rd supporting residents as they protested against the demolition of their homes. As time progressed, developers became more aggressive with their "...
Dec 14th, 2009
Over The Influence
As I sat in the audience watching Over The Influence perform at 604 DELITE, I felt like I was witnessing the dancer's equivalent to a Master's thesis. I caught up with this dance crew after...
Dec 9th, 2009