Collage & Karaoke: Re-envisioning 105 Keefer | July 28, 2023
Occupy space, make art, and sing your favourite Chinese tunes with us at 105 Keefer on Friday, July 28th 6-8pm! Despite Beedie receiving approval for their condo development plans at 105 Keefer, we will continue to push back harder. We invite you to join us in occupying the space at Chinatown Memorial Plaza with our culture, voices, and creative energy.
Get ready for a night of collage and karaoke, where we will collectively reimagine 105 Keefer. Bring your favorite collage supplies, photographs, and magazines to create collages that reflect your visions of 105 Keefer, which go beyond Beedie's gentrifying condos. The goal of this event is to demonstrate to various levels of government that 105 Keefer has the potential to become so much more for the community than just luxury condos, and that they should obtain the land for community use instead. We will remind the government of the shadow that their condominium would cast not only on the Chinese Memorial Plaza, but also the Chinatown community.
Re-envisioning 105 Keefer is an event done in collaboration between SaveChinatownYVR x Yarrow Society.
Things to bring:
Your own chair: Some seating will be provided, but seniors and disabled folks will be prioritized.
Water to stay hydrated
Collage supplies such as personal photos of Chinatown that will help you build a vision of what 105 Keefer and Chinatown could be
Wear your best anti-gentrification fit
Want to volunteer? We are looking for drivers, photographers/videographers, facilitators with language capacity (Canto/Mando), and floaters! To volunteer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Safety Information
For the health and safety of all our community members (especially seniors, disabled and immunocompromised folks), we highly encourage you to wear a face mask. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
Chinatown is accessible by transit via skytrain. The closest skytrain station is Stadium-Chinatown.
Provided seating is prioritized for seniors and disabled folks. For guaranteed seating, please bring a chair. Consider bringing additional chairs or stools for others.
Please bring your own water to keep hydrated.
There are gendered bathrooms at the Chinatown Plaza mall across from the Chinatown Memorial Plaza.
Language: There will be volunteers to help translate for Mandarin and Cantonese speakers.
This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Specifically, Chinatown is situated on the Squamish land Luk'luk'i. Our struggles are connected.