Unceded and Occupied Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories
Red Braid has its origins in the Downtown Eastside. Since we formed as the Social Housing Alliance in 2013, we have helped organize a number of tent cities in Vancouver, including 58 West Hastings, 10 Year Tent City, and Sugar Mountain. Since 2016, we have focused our organizing energies outside of Vancouver. However, we continue to partner with Vancouver-based campaigns and organizations, including Our Homes Can’t Wait, Vancouver Area of Drug Users, and Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society to fight against urban displacement pressures.
Updates and Events
Homelessness and COVID-19 continue to endanger the DTES community, despite “success” at Oppenheimer Park
DTES community members call a press conference to debunk the “success story” of Oppenheimer Park tent city's eviction, highlighting the thousands who are still homeless and the community's ongoing vulnerability to COVID-19.
On April 17, homeless and underhoused residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside took over a vacant school building, launching the latest #SQUAT2SURVIVE action: the Kennedy Stewart Squat!
We call for the City of Vancouver to defund Vancouver Rape Relief, an organization that enacts violence against trans and two-spirit people.
Join Alliance Against Displacement to unpack the race, class, and national dynamics of the municipal elections in Metro Vancouver and rural BC.
Vancouver Rape Relief promotes trans antagonism and sex work prohibitionism, which puts trans women and sex workers at increased risk of violence.
Alliance Against Displacement responds to Chinatown Action Group’s open letter aligning themselves with Rape Relief.