Community research into safe and healthy housing

Carolyn Wong interviews Surita Parashar and Valerie Nicholson on Pivot Points radio.  Surita and Valerie are conducting research with people with HIV to reflect on how housing impacts health through their "Photovoice" project, "The Way I See It."  Photovoice allows marginalized people to develop a platform for advocacy using photographs from their own experiences.

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Olympic social housing hit with huge hiddens bills

Scott Bernstein explains why Pivot is representing low-income tenants from Vancouver's Olympic Village housing complex who are receiving huge heating and water bills they were not told about before moving in.

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Vancouver slumlord sued by 11 more ex-tenants

Pivot lawyer Doug King talks about 11 more ex-tenants who are launching legal action against slumlord George Wolsey. Live from the press conference outside the hotel, we also talk to Donald McDonald and Miah about what it was like to live in the Wonder Rooms (warning: graphic content).

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Know your rights cards, 10 years on

Katrina Pacey talks with Paul Ryan about the original Pivot publication, thestatement for police rights card which has been produced since July 2002. Over 100,000 cards have been ordered by human rights organizations from all over Canada, the most recently being Concordia University which handed thousands of cards out to students before protests in Montreal last week.

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Why criminalizing clients won't work

Lawyer Katrina Pacey talks to Paul Ryan about why street-level sex workers would be just as unsafe if laws were introduced to criminalize sex work clients. Katrina also gives an update on legal challenges to change sex work laws in B.C. and Ontario. Read the Toronto Star article mentioned in this podcast.

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Solutions to Vancouver's homelessness crisis

Dave Murrray talks about homelessness and addiction in Vancouver, and in the run-up to municipal elections on November 19, Ivan Drury explains 3 easy steps that would be easy for city hall to implement to solve the homelessness crisis, at almost no cost to taxpayers. Ivan also explains why gentrification of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is the worst thing that could happen to that community.

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Carlotta Gurl and Pivot

Drag Queen Carlotta Gurl talks about why she supports Pivot's advocacy for marginalized people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on the eve of Passion for Justice in Vancouver.

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Downtown Eastside Magic

Hope in Shadows project director Paul Ryan talks to this year's Hope in Shadows Photography Contest winner Kim Washburn after the recent opening of the annual exhibition at the Pendulum Gallery in Downtown Vancouver. The contest also results in the production of a calendar sold by homeless and low-income people on the streets of Vancouver.

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YIMBY kit launched to fight NIMBYism

Darcie Bennett talks about the new YIMBY kit launched in Vancouver by Pivot on Sunday in East Vancouver and we also talk with Johanna Suttor-Doerksen from the Salsbury Community Society who explained why the kits came along from her group just in time -- they are hoping to build mixed-income housing in the neighbourhood and have been coming up with opposition.

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