Rally and Celebration: Jean Swanson receives Order of Canada

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Saturday, August 26 at 7 PM – 11 PM

 

Rally and Celebration: Jean Swanson receives Order of Canada

Jean Swanson is running for Vancouver City Council. And it so happens that on August 26th Jean will be returning from a quick trip to Ottawa where she’ll pick up her Order of Canada honours. So we’re throwing her a celebration/rally — and you’re invited!

Sat, August 26, 7p.m. to late
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue in Strathcona
(Map: https://tinyurl.com/y95kefez)

MUSIC and ENTERTAINMENT, including:

JB The First Lady https://myspace.com/jbthefirstlady
DJ ANGLE https://soundcloud.com/angle-bmg
and DJ Skylar

+ Speakers honouring Jean’s more than 40 years of social justice activism in Vancouver!

This is a family-friendly event. Free childcare available on site. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar.

Admission is FREE. (Donations to the Jean Swanson campaign are greatly encouraged.)

Please RSVP to reserve your seat: http://www.votejeanswanson.ca/rally_for_jean

The venue has ramp access, and will have a gender-neutral washroom. We aim to be a scent-free environment. Please refrain from wearing perfumes or any scents to the event due to sensitivities. Please inform us of any alternative ways to work towards ensuring access needs are met.

This event is held on the occupied, unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Coast Salish Nations.

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We hope you can join us for a fun evening celebrating a lifelong fighter for social justice. Come for the music and inspiring talks; stay late for the dancing, networking and movement-building! Help us spread the word by inviting your friends!

About Jean Swanson

Jean Swanson has been fighting for a better world and a more just city for more than 40 years. For her tireless commitment, Jean was recently named a recipient of the Order of Canada. She feels a bit ambivalent about being recognized this way by the Canadian state, and that’s part of why we love her! You can read more about Jean’s Order of Canada here: http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/07/03/social-housing-crusader-jean-swanson-knighted-by-canada.html

About Jean’s campaign for City Council

Vancouver needs a political revolution. Jean Swanson is the right candidate at just the right time. Her demands for a rent freeze and for taxing the rich to build homes for all are just what we need in this affordability crisis. The campaign to elect Jean to City Council needs you to volunteer and donate. The big parties have big money from developers and corporations. But Jean has People Power behind her! If you haven’t already, sign-up to join the campaign here:

https://votejeanswanson.nationbuilder.com/

Russian Hall

600 Campbell Avenue,
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 3K1 .  MAP
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