Sunday March 7th
Marxist Center Convention: Day 2
We participated in the Marxist Center’s 2021 two-day convention as an affiliate group. Red Braid member Ivan Drury gave a closing presentation at Sunday evenings plenary on the future of the Marxist Centre.
Unity across distance: International Working Women’s Day 2021
Bread, Roses & Hormones member Laura Rose attended and spoke at Gabriela BC’s virtual International Women’s Day event. Read Laura’s speech here.
Whalley Street Council
Weekly campaign meeting of street community leaders in Surrey
It was a small meeting this week. We talked about the action we held last week against police and bylaw officer theft and displacement, and about ideas and possible plans for a memorial event on the 135A Street strip.
Monday March 8th
Praxis Committee Meeting
Weekly committee meeting to plan Red Braid’s internal and public education work
This week we started the editing process for the second edition of Red Braid’s book, A Separate Star!
Thursday March 11th
Eviction Defence Network
Weekly campaign meeting of members of the Eviction Defence Network.
This week we focused on following up to our first regional assembly last week as well as work we’re doing with other groups like Autonomous Tenants Union Network and the Vancouver Tenants Union!
Bread, Roses & Hormones
Weekly meeting of Bread, Roses & Hormones, a campaign led by trans and non-binary people
This week BRH approved a five month plan for our survey, reported back on our political collaborations with members and people in our social base unable to make it to our meetings, and passed a proposal to reach out to other regional feminist groups to begin planning an International Women’s Day assembly next March.
Marxist Center Delegates Council (affiliate)
Red Braid recently affiliated with the Marxist Center. We have a member who sits on the Delegates Council.
Friday March 12th
Whalley People’s Resource Centre
The Whalley Centre is open every Friday from 11pm to 7am. It is run by the Surrey Street Council. This week two-dozen people used the space to warm up, rest, or socialise, get hot food and drinks, dry clothes, harm reduction supplies, and first aid.
Our fundraiser is still online for donations. If you have coats, blankets, extra socks, or gloves, please consider donating them as well!
Donate to the Whalley drop-in centre here: https://www.redbraid.org/2020/12/16/save-whalley-centre/