The Vancouver Design Forum stands in solidarity with several activist organizations in Vancouver and arranges meeting places for Vancouver designers who want to march together. Below are some upcoming events that we support and locations where you can meet up with us.

Creative City Strategy open house

Thursday, May 16, CityLab, 511 West Broadway

Attend one of three scheduled 30 minute presentations on the Creative City Strategy’s Action Plan, and discussion on priority actions. Share your feedback on the draft of the proposed strategic framework and actions.

  • 10am to 10:30am

  • 2pm to 2:30pm

  • 6 pm to 6:30pm

The Creative City Strategy acknowledges the City of Vancouver is on unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Building a culture of reconciliation within the strategy will require collaborating closely with the Host Nations. At the heart of the strategy is a firm commitment to address equity, access, and inclusion. 

They are working with the arts, culture, and creative communities to identify priorities to guide Vancouver’s future efforts and investments.

NEB Decision Day of Action - Feb 22, 16:30  

FORUM MEET UP LOCATION: Scotia Bank Theatre, 16:15.

March info:
WHERE: National Energy Board - Vancouver Office, 800 Burrard St. 
WHEN: Feb 22, 2019. 16:30-18:30.

Stand together at the NEB office on the due date of the report on Marine Impact by the TMEP.

Women’s Memorial March - Feb 14, 2019

FORUm MEET UP location: CIBC Branch at Main and Pender, 11:45am

March info:
WHERE: Carnegie Community Centre Theatre (401 Main Street). 
WHEN: Feb 14, 2019. Public invited to join at noon.

March through the DTES, stopping to commemorate places where women were last seen or found. Speeches to take place at Main and Hastings with a healing circle at 2:30 in Oppenheimer Park. Community feast at the Japanese Language hall to follow. 

Please read the protocols on the March’s website here.

Photo credits: "Ilia" Emmanuelle Coutu and the POV chorus. Photo by David Cooper. Conductor: Mario Bernardi, Director: Ann Hodges, Set Design: Alison Green, Costume Design: Christine Reimer, Lighting Design: Robert Thompson.