June 6th to 12th, 2021
This was a quiet week because Red Braid took an organizational break to focus on finishing the second edition of our collectively-authored book, A Separate Star: Our Politics and Strategy for Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist, and Anti-Imperialist Struggle.
Sunday June 6th
Red Braid Member Meeting
We debriefed the recent string of actions: the march to demand justice for Georgia and all children in foster care, the rally to defend the Slocan RV camp, the Model Tent City in Maple Ridge, and the Dow Avenue Tenants Group’s first rally in Burnaby. We also accepted two new members into Red Braid.
Socialist Unity Assembly Meeting
Red Braid participated in a meeting of the Socialist Unity Assembly, a network based in Metro Vancouver.
Tuesday June 8th
Maple Ridge Resistance Meeting
We debriefed the “Model Tent City” action and started planning next steps.
Organizing for Power Training
Red Braid is organizing a cohort of tenant leaders to participate in Organizing for Power, a weekly skills-based training and networking program led by lead educator Jane McAlevey.
Wednesday June 9th
Block the Boat: Palestine Solidarity Action
Red Braid members participated in the Block the Boat action, organized by a number of local anti-Zionist and Palestinian organizations.
Eviction Defence Network Meeting
We discussed how to continue building our network against disorganization and the trap of advocacy, and we reflected on our strategy to fight all evictions at the Residential Tenancy Branch.
Thursday June 10th
Bread, Roses & Hormones Meeting
This week we discussed strategies to connect low-income trans people to mixed-gender class struggle organizations and movements.
Friday June 11th
Our Homes Can’t Wait Meeting
Red Braid is part of the coalition Our Homes Can’t Wait, along with other housing justice organizers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver
Whalley People’s Resource Centre
As the days get warmer, we are transitioning to summer hours: the Whalley Centre will now be open on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. This Friday, about 20 people came inside to chat, get donations, coffee, harm reduction and first aid supplies, and snacks, or use the washroom.