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Education kit to be rented out

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Vancouver’s Davie Street is home to one of North America’s most vibrant gay villages. The city’s annual PRIDE parade draws crowds in the tens of thousands. Our city has openly gay politicians and monuments to gay activists. But it wasn’t always this way…

Before decriminalization queer people lived in fear of being “outed” and risked losing their jobs, families, and even freedom. Canada routinely imprisoned people for homosexuality. Many of the leaders in the struggle for queer liberation in Canada were from here in Vancouver. People like ted northe, who had the bravery to campaign for queer rights back in the 1950s.

Vancouver has played a larger-than-life role internationally in the struggle for equality. We had the world’s first openly gay church minister, St Paul’s hospital opened one of the first dedicated care units during the AIDS crisis, and we had Canada’s first chapter of the Imperial Court System. We also had bookstore bombings, some of the country’s first PRIDE marches, and a transgender campaigner who blew the whistle on the biggest crime in the city’s history.

The experience was researched, designed, and is guided by Forbidden Vancouver storyteller Glenn Tkach. It’s perfect for any secondary or post-secondary social justice, gender studies and civics courses, student groups, GSA groups and more.

  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Start Point – Outside the Robert Lee YMCA at 955 Burrard Street
  • End Point – Davie & Bute streets at Jim Deva Plaza, by the rainbow crosswalk 
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How do invasive species affect the balance of our delicate ecosystems? Join us on a fun, fact-filled quest to find out what impact invasive plants have on biodiversity, and consider the role humans play in protecting our ecosystems. Put on your gloves and take direct action to remove invasive English ivy from Stanley Park.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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